Cardiff University

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Education Louise Page
LP took a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham University in 1976 (the year her first play received a reading at the Royal Court Theatre ). She followed it with a post-graduate degree...
Education Bernice Rubens
BR graduated from University College, Cardiff , with an Honours BA, upper second class in English. (She later felt that this was a bad choice of subject for a would-be novelist.)
Who's Who during her...
Education Bernice Rubens
BR attended Cardiff High School for Girls, which was known for its rigorous academic standards. At first she often skipped her homework, however, in favour of angling for boys. Later, among the distractions of wartime...
Education Claire Keegan
After her spell as a teacher, CK received her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales in Cardiff. She called this experience one of the best years of my life.
Black, Claire. “Interview: Claire Keegan”. The Scotsman.
Employer Winsome Pinnock
In her late teens WP planned to become an actor. She abandoned a brief career on stage partly because she found herself being typecast in maternal roles. She sees her work as a writer as...
Employer Mary Agnes Hamilton
Mary Agnes Adamson (later MAH ) went to work as assistant to the Professor of History (and head of the department) at the University College of South Wales , Cardiff.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
politics Anna Swanwick
The husband drew up his will in 1884, leaving the bulk of his fortune for women's education and clearly explaining why. It is women who have hitherto had the worst of life, and I therefore...
Reception Bernice Rubens
BR was made a Fellow of the University of Wales at Cardiff in 1982, received an Honorary DLitt from the same institution in 1991, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in...
Reception Gillian Clarke
GC is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and has been awarded an honorary MA from the University of Wales . She was made an Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth , Cardiff and Swansea College
Residence Claire Keegan
After graduating from the University of Wales , Keegan lived what she described as a nomadic life.
O’Hagan, Sean. “Claire Keegan: ’Short stories are limited. I’m cornered into writing what I can’”. The Guardian.
(She had already spent years in Louisiana, USA, as a student, and was to spend another in...
Wealth and Poverty Emily Jane Pfeiffer
More than £2,000 left by EJP was used to erect Aberdare Hall , the first residence for women students at University College , Cardiff, in South Wales.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
199: 242
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Timeline

24 October 1883
The University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire opened in Cardiff; it was the first Welsh college to admit women from the start.
24 October 1883
The University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire opened in Cardiff; it was the first Welsh college to admit women from the start.