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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The lecture venue will not be taking bookings.
- Wednesday 5 October 2016 16.43 BST
- Monday 12 December 2016 11.13 GMT
- Swansea University