St. David’s College Students, Ex-service Men, 1918-19

This blog was written by Flora McNerney, a UWTSD third-year student in Anthropology and English, who was a member of the team that worked on the material for the exhibition. Flora was the Lampeter Campus Students’ Union President in 2014/15. …

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Bowdler's Shapespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

On April 23, we commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. At UWTSD Lampeter, the Roderic Bowen Research Centre houses a fine collection of early printed works by and about the bard, including illustrated editions, critical studies, …

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Two women holding out babies for rides on the back of a bear, from the right border of a page of the Lampeter Bible (1279), one of the manuscripts in the RBLA.

Are you interested in the rare books and manuscripts held in the Lampeter campus archive? Art Historian Dr Allan Barton is currently researching the Roderic Bowen Archive in Lampeter and sharing his findings online. From Oxford Binding, marbled “pastedowns” to …

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UWTSD is the proud home of the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives (RBLA). The RBLA has in its collections 35,000 early printed works, 8 medieval manuscripts, around 100 post medieval manuscripts, and 69 incunabula. The RBLA is open not only to …

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Professor Gideon Shelach speaking on “The Transition to Agriculture and Sedentary Life Ways in Northeast China”

Professor Gideon Shelach visited UWTSD from the 15th-17th February and gave two talks to the research community here at the Lampeter campus. Professor Shelach, an eminent archaeologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, carries out research into the origins of …

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Students examining an early printed edition of Oedipus Tyrannus.

On Wednesday 19th February, fifteen sixth formers from Ysgol Bro Pedr, Lampeter’s secondary school, spent the afternoon on campus in the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives.  All English A and AS Level students, they received talks on Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus …

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