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Inspirational People: 3. Kathleen Freeman – Classicist and Fiction Writer

Posted on 13 December 2016 by Judith Dray

For the third instalment of our “Inspirational People” series, we are looking at the inspirational life of an early Classicist at the University.   Kathleen Freeman, 1922 Name:   Kathleen Freeman […]

Dr Mina Moore: marriage and motherhood at Cardiff University in the 1940s

Posted on 28 November 2016 by Sian Collins

Over the last year or so we’ve been very proud to share stories about the inspiring women who worked and studied at Cardiff University (formerly University College of South Wales […]

Inspirational People: 2. Mary “Eppynt” Phillips – The First Female Graduate of the Medical School at Cardiff

Posted on 22 September 2016 by Judith Dray

For the second instalment of our “Inspirational People” series, we are looking back at the first female graduate of the Medical School in Cardiff. In the years following her studies, […]

Serendipitous discoveries: a vignette of Percy Bush, early C20th Welsh rugby player

Posted on 26 August 2016 by Sian Collins

In a meeting on Monday morning I mentioned the delight of serendipitous finds in archives; how you can often just pull something off the shelves and discover an intriguing story or fact.  I hadn't […]

Inspirational People: 1. Dame Olive Wheeler

Inspirational People: 1. Dame Olive Wheeler

Posted on 22 June 2016 by Judith Dray

Photograph of Dame Olive Wheeler, taken by Elliot & Fry, London. Part of Accession 271. Reproduced by permission of National Portrait Gallery under the Creative Commons License In a new […]

Towards a snapshot of a bygone era: some new records from the Students’ Union

Towards a snapshot of a bygone era: some new records from the Students’ Union

Posted on 5 April 2016 by Judith Dray

The Institutional Archive recently took in some records and artefacts from the Students’ Union. These older records help to fill a gap in our understanding of the Union and the […]

Cardiff University in the Blitz: 75 years on (1941 – 2016)

Cardiff University in the Blitz: 75 years on (1941 – 2016)

Posted on 25 February 2016 by Sian Collins

Seventy-five years ago, the University like so much of the country became a victim of the bombing raids in the Second World War. The heaviest bombing in Cardiff fell between […]

Cardiff University: a patchwork of predecessors

Posted on 29 January 2016 by Sian Collins

As described recently in the Cardiff University Alumni magazine (Autumn 2015), today’s Cardiff University is the product of a number of other educational institutions coming together over the last century or […]

Records relating to students held in the Institutional Archive

Posted on 29 January 2016 by Sian Collins

The following is a fairly rough list of records relating to students held in our collections.  There are different types of information in the various series of records and there […]

How archivists can make an unconventional Impact…

How archivists can make an unconventional Impact…

Posted on 27 November 2015 by Sian Collins

Last week we thoroughly enjoyed tweeting a number of images for #explorearchives, and seeing all the fabulous documents and ideas from other repositories. Interestingly, our most popular contribution (apart from a […]