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Perspectives, a podcast series featuring expert opinion from academics at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David about some of the most pressing societal challenges. You’ll hear from academics and researchers from across UWTSD’s disciplines – from Anthropology to Youth Work; Business to Public Services and more - on what they think will be the biggest challenges as we look to the future.


Psychological Impacts on Refugees Migrating to the United Kingdom: Dr Paul Hutchings

27 May 2020

27 May is the UN’s Psychology Day – a world-wide celebration of psychology that provides an opportunity for psychologists to explain the role of psychology in addressing concerns of global importance.  To mark the day Dr Paul Hutchings discuss migration and the psychological impacts on refugees arriving in the UK.

Listen to "Psychological Impacts on Refugees Migrating to the United Kingdom: Dr Paul Hutchings" on Spreaker.

A Call for Compassionate Creativity

22 May 2020

We’re living in unprecedented times.  It has been said often during the past few months as we struggle to comprehend what the ‘new normal’ will look like.  But how can we re-emerge from this global crisis?

Listen to Ali Franks, lead lecturer for the BA Applied Drama, argue that, in the wake of Coronavirus, society will need socially engaged artists and the transformational power of the arts to rebuild and reconnect the lives of individuals and communities . . .

Listen to "A Call for Compassionate Creativity: Ali Franks UWTSD" on Spreaker.

What next for schools in Wales?

21 May 2020

With the discussion about pupils’ return to school ever-present in the media, Gareth Evans, Director of Education Policy at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education and Humanities looks at the challenges that lie ahead for schools, their teachers and the new curriculum in Wales.

Listen to "What next for schools in Wales? Gareth Evans UWTSD" on Spreaker.

The impact of the Spanish Flu Epidemic

13 May 2020

In the second podcast of the Perspectives series, Dr Lester Mason, a lecturer in History at UWTSD, discusses the impact of the Spanish Flu epidemic and whether we can learn anything from its devastating effect.

Listen to "The ‘Spanish’ Influenza epidemic and its impact on Wales. Dr Lester Mason UWTSD" on Spreaker.

A return to Normality?

6 May 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping the globe, societies in all corners of the earth are wondering when they’ll be able to return to their pre-lockdown lives.

Listen to Dr Luci Attala, a senior lecturer in at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as she considers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on society and how it’s likely to change the way we live our lives forever.

Listen to "A Return to Normality? Dr Luci Attala UWTSD" on Spreaker.