Aberfan: A disaster and its aftermath

The first in the series of free community lectures 2016-7 organised by Swansea University’s Department of Adult Continuing Education (DACE), at the College of Arts and Humanities will commemorate the Aberfan disaster, 50 years ago.

Lecture title: Aberfan: A disaster and its aftermath

Speaker: Dr. Martin Johnes, Swansea University

Date: Saturday, 22nd October 2016

Time:  1pm – 2pm                             

Venue: Committee Room 1, Second Floor, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN

This talk by Swansea University historian, Dr Martin Johnes will explore the government’s handling of the Aberfan disaster, showing how the interests of the village were side-lined amidst arguments over money and the future of the coal industry. The result was a series of injustices inflicted upon a community already suffering unimaginable loss.

This first lecture is in conjunction with the Local Studies Service, Swansea Libraries. 

Admission: Free of charge, all welcome. To book a place or for further information please call 01792 602211, or email: adult.education@swansea.ac.uk.  The lecture venue will not be taking bookings.

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