Humanities
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Art History & Appreciation

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Art History”

What we do

We explore the social, cultural, political and economic context of Art through history. Everyone is encouraged to do a little 'mini-research' and contribute to ensure enjoyable and stimulating sessions.

Meeting Area: Swansea      Meeting Day: Mondays PM

Family History

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Family History”

What we do each meeting

Meetings held on varied topics.  Presentations on a variety of Family History topics - the audience are welcome to contribute from their knowledge and ask questions.

Workshops - members are encouraged to share their research and help each other by asking questions, making comments, raising difficulties etc.  Introductory talks on how to get started in Family History when sufficient interest is shown.

Meeting Area: Sketty     Meeting Day: Fridays AM

Family History 2

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Family History 2”

What we do:

In response to requests from members, we will be running a weekly Family History Group starting in February for a trial period of 6 weeks.

Meeting Area: Morriston      Meeting Day: Mondays

Film Studies

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Film Studies”

What we do

The format of the group will be as follows:

  • Focus on historical period beginning with 1930’s and 1940’s.
  • One or two films to be discussed in each session.
  • A brief session outlining the social/historical background of the film and its time, an introduction to the director and reception of film.  Viewing of extract of film followed by group discussion.
    There is no waiting list for the Film Studies group at the moment, everyone is welcome.

Meeting Area: Zoom       Meeting Day: Thursday PM

Local History

To find out more about this Group, Email 
With the subject as “Local History”

What we do:

In an area rich in social and cultural history and industrial heritage, a new Local History Group is being set up In Morriston.  Meeting on a monthly basis, the group is planning a variety of activities including inviting speakers to meetings, visiting areas and buildings of special historical interest and organising group walks.      Meeting Day: Thursdays PM

Philosophy

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Philosophy”

What we do

Most common sense thinking stops at some conventional and comfortable point. Usually only annoying children keep asking ‘why?’. Philosophers are a bit like these annoying children and like to dig deeper, questioning received wisdom or ‘common’ sense.

Doing philosophy involves critical reflection and discussion, and that’s what this group is about. The questions we tackle will be relevant to living in the 21st century. There is no fixed agenda - this will develop according to the interests of the group, but examples of topics might include: fake news; gender equality; historical sex abuse; mental illness, is beauty in the eye of the beholder?; nationalism; freedom of expression on the internet…

Be prepared to have your preconceptions challenged. And to the question ‘why’ the answer cannot be ‘because I say so’!

Meeting Area:  West Cross                             Meeting Day:  Thursdays PM

Social History
To find out more about this Group, Email
with the subject as "Social History"

What we do

This will be a group which will look at the history of peoples’ everyday life from the 19th to early 20th century. We will look at the way people lived their lives – housing, education, leisure and sport, health, work, marriage. The study would also involve looking at movements in literature, art and design, and at government polices and political ideas.  We could look at each aspect in depth and it would involve members being involved in investigations of their own. 

History is not just about Kings and Queens and Battles!! 

There is no waiting list for the Social History group at the moment, everyone is welcome.

Meeting Area: Swansea Marina Area.      Meeting Day: Thursdays PM

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