Growing up in the Lower Swansea Valley Memoirs of a naughty boy in the 50s and 60s

A new publication by Jim Young documents childhood in the Lower Swansea Valley during the 1950s and 60s; Growing up in the Lower Swansea Valley
Memoirs of a naughty boy in the 50s and 60s
It is now available on Kindle and will be available in hard copy soon:

Don’t miss our next Heritage Skills careers and employability talk;

Don’t miss our next Key Skills careers and employability talk;

‘Careers in Museums; Different Skills and Roles’

Steph Mastoris, National Museum of Wales,

May 9th 2 – 3pm,

SURF Room, Fulton House, Swansea University.

 Open to students and non-students!

Email Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator to book a place:



Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Key Skills Programme


Skills Training – Career Development – Employability Enhancement

This programme will be of interest to students from within and outside of heritage and heritage-related disciplines, including IT, management, tourism and literature.

National placements including:

• Royal Commission for Ancient Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW)

• Big Pit, National Coal Museum

• National Waterfront Museum

• Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust (GGAT)

• The Dylan Thomas Birth House, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive

• The Egypt Centre, Swansea University

• Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University

• South Wales Miners Library

Open to all postgraduate students and ECRs at Swansea University, including MA, MPhil and PhD students .

Placements include travel allowances, bursaries and funding for accommodation where applicable.

Please visit the website to download the application form and to access information on all available placements, funding for travel and accommodation and details on how to apply:

Deadline for applications: April 25th at 5pm. Please direct enquiries and completed application forms to Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator: