2020 marks Swansea University’s Centenary year. In this special podcast, hear from university historian Dr Sam Blaxland as he explores aspects of its history to shine a light on the wider nature of University life in the UK. Discover how a university is established, how student and staff communities evolve over time, and how universities can become a focal point for student politics and protests. The podcast also explores the changing role of women in university life.
This podcast is the perfect companion for Dr Sam Blaxland’s book, Swansea University: Campus and Community in a Post-War World, 1945-2020. Join Dr Blaxland as he speaks to other historians, staff and students to paint a picture of university life through the century, and enjoy music from Swansea University’s band (recorded in the 1960s). This a podcast for anyone interested in higher education and how universities can fundamentally change people’s lives.