Royal Institution of South Wales (at Swansea Museum) Programme 2000 - 1001

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The Royal Institution of South Wales is an independent voluntary learned society which supports and helps to promote the Swansea Museum (which is part of The City and County of Swansea’s Museum Service). All who care about the heritage of Swansea and adjacent parts of South Wales are invited to join the R.I. (which is a registered charity). The Institution’s local history journal Minerva is published annually and is available from the Museum shop.

These talks are for Royal Institution members but prospective members are always welcome. Membership costs only £6.00 per year (£8.00 - total - to include ‘spouse’), which includes a couple of newsletters and notices of publications, as well as the lecture series and the chance to meet like-minded people. Anyone can come and join at the meetings. We are always keen for people to join us. 

Swanseahistoryweb says: This is a tremendous series of lectures for the new season and at a bargain price. Excellent value. Give it a go!

All events will be at the Swansea Museum,

and will commence at 7.30p.m.

(except far the St David’s Day Coffee Morning and the A G.M.).

THURSDAY 21st SEPTEMBER:

SWANSEA IN THE 18905: A TOWN and its PEOPLE.

By Mr Gerald Gabb, Swansea Museum Education Officer, author of two fascinating books on Victorian Swansea.

THURSDAY 12th OCTOBER:

NEW MILLENNIUM - NEW MUSEUM!

By Mr Mike Lewis, Curator of Swansea’s Maritime and Industrial Museum, who will describe the new all-Wales

venture and the opportunities it presents for Swansea.

 

THURSDAY 16th NOVEMBER:

OWAIN GLYN DWR and the SIEGE OF COETY CASTLE.

By Professor Ralph A. Griffiths of the Department of History University of Wales Swansea, describing a significant event in this 600th anniversary year

THURSDAY 7th DECEMBER:

BOTANICAL DECORATION on BRITISH PORCELAIN.

By the Rev. John 0. Wilstead, nationally-recognised authority on this subject and member of the RI’s. Council

THURSDAY 11th JANUARY 2001:

‘MRS MAHONEY: BELOW STAIRS at the MUSEUM.’

Mrs Moira Bates present her recreation of the life of the wife of the Museum’s first caretaker - an enthralling piece of Victorian social history.

 

THURSDAY 25th JANUARY

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the R.I.S.W

will be held at the Swansea Museum at 7.00 p.m. (note the time), followed by a talk by Mrs Bernice Cardy on the Museum’s recent acquisitions.

 

THURSDAY 15th FEBRUARY:

SOME DECORATIVE MARBLES and the SWANSEA CONNECTION.

By Dr Ronald Austin, geologist and R.I. member, whose detailed study of the Mumbles marble industry appeared in our journal Minerva in 1999.

 

THURSDAY 1st MARCH:

ST DAVID’S DAY LECTURE: OWAIN GLYN DWR

-600 YEARS ON.

Professor Sir Glanmor Williams will speak on this famous Welshman, as seen now and through the centuries.

 

FRIDAY 2nd MARCH:

ST DAVID’S COFFEE MORNING and BRING AND BUY.

10.30 to noon. Tickets available from Social Committee Members and at the Museum from early February.

 

THURSDAY 15th MARCH:

THE LOWER SWANSEA VALLEY PROJECT IS FORTY!

By Dr S. J. Lavender, the Valley Conservator, 1976-82. A retrospect, looking at ideals and achievements in what was once an infamous area of industrial dereliction.

 

THURSDAY 12th APRIL:

PENLLERGARE: A PARADISE RECLAIMED -?

Mr Michael Norman, Director of the Hafod Trust (Aberystwyth and convenor of the Friends of Penllergare, will speak of past parkland glories, and hopes - and fears - for the future.

 

FRIDAY 22nd JUNE:

THE SUMMER PARTY.

Tickets and further details from Social Committee Members and at the Museum during June.

The membership year commences on the 1st June.

Membership rates are currently:

Individual £6.00 per annum

Spouse £2.00 per annum (extra)

Applications for membership may be addressed to the Membership Secretary, RISW c/o Swansea Museum SAl 1SN. Application forms are available at the Museum.

 Programme arranged by Bernard Morris. Tel. 402034

Last years programme here

 

 

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