UWTSD celebrates the anniversary of first female Lampeter graduates


05.07.2018

As we prepare for graduation on the Lampeter campus tomorrow, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first women to graduate from the university, which was then known as St David’s College.

Sarah Roberts

Some of these graduates will be returning to the campus in mid-July for their annual reunion. Over the weekend they will have the opportunity to view a specially curated exhibition of archival material relating to the decision to admit women to Lampeter in 1965, and to the first cohort of female graduates in 1968.

The exhibition has been organised by Sarah Jones, Head of Academic Services, and by Sarah Roberts, Special Collections Archivist. Sarah Jones said: “We’re really pleased to be able to highlight the significant contributions that women have made to making UWTSD what it is today.  When we realised it was 50 years since the first women had graduated from St. David’s College and that we had significant Archival material relating to this, we were very keen to highlight this in celebration of not only this year’s Graduates but the important milestone of 1964, when the decision was made to allow women into the college.  The Special Collections and Archives at UWTSD Lampeter contain a wealth of primary resources which are of great importance to social history and access to these is available to anyone who would like to see them.  They serve to remind us how far we’ve come as a society and how the determination and strength of individuals can make such a difference.”

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Further Information

For further information, please email: press@uwtsd.ac.uk