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Women’s History Tour: Cardiff Civic Centre

23 June 2021

We're excited to announce that a new self-guided tour is available, giving a glimpse into women's history in Cardiff's Civic Centre. Continue reading

Women in STEM Day: Meet Maria Dawson, the first graduate of the University of Wales

11 February 2021

The University of Wales awarded its first degree, a Bachelor of Science, to botanist Maria Dawson in 1896.

Dawson also jointly holds the title of the first Doctor of Science of the University of Wales, and was granted a prestigious scientific scholarship which funded her pioneering research...

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A unique piece of Wales’ Black history from Cardiff goes online: William Hall’s Slavery Narrative

6 August 2020

William Hall, an escaped slave and resident of Cardiff, published his life story from Bute Street in 1862 An extremely rare piece of Wales’ Black history has been published online for the first time. Published on the city’s Bute Street … Continue reading

No learning-lockdown here!

2 April 2020

Our doors may be closed, but whether from our attics, bedrooms, or desks-under-the-stairs, we are still here to support your learning, creativity, and well-being during these unprecedented times. No rest for the wicked, nor the self-isolated: we’ve been busy preparing … Continue reading

DCDC19: Navigating the digital shift – practices and possibilities

18 November 2019

A report from archivist Alison Harvey, who attended Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (#DCDC19), a collaborative conference series hosted by The National Archives, Research Libraries UK, and Jisc, 12-14 November at Birmingham Conference and Events Centre. Introducing the Library of Birmingham  … Continue reading

Celebrating 50 years of Innovate Trust: the amazing history of the UK’s first supported living home

9 April 2019

Innovate Trust celebrates its 50th birthday this year. This independent charity, which has changed the lives of disabled people across the world, started right here, at Cardiff University. This year, volunteers with disabilities have delved into the charity’s humble beginnings, … Continue reading

City of Song: A Guide to Music Archives and Libraries in Cardiff

3 December 2018

Cardiff may be the UK’s most musical city: in addition to over 30 live music venues, it is home to some incredible music archives – from unique, original compositions and ancient volumes to newspaper cuttings of Tom Jones’ tabloid exploits. … Continue reading

Guest post: Exploring women’s libraries and book ownership, 1660-1820

19 October 2018

This guest post comes from Natalie Saturnia and Molly Patrick, undergraduates in English Literature, who took part in a research placement this summer as part of the Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP). Natalie and Molly worked as research assistants … Continue reading

Guest Post: Safeguarding the Adrian Gibson Collection

20 September 2018

This guest post is courtesy of first year Architecture student Theodora Stefan, who has been working on the collection of architectural historian Adrian Gibson (d.2006) as part of a CUROP project with the Welsh School of Architecture and Special Collections … Continue reading

Guest Post: Barbier Archive Launch

28 June 2018

This guest post is courtesy of Katy Stone, an undergaduate with the School of Modern Languages who is currently working through the fascinating Barbier family archive as part of a CUROP project to catalogue this unique resource. Following a year … Continue reading