The 9th series of lectures organised by The Department of Adult Continuing Education (DACE),Swansea University.

DACE Community Based Public Lectures 2017-18

Thursday 9th November 2017, 6.30pm – 8:30pm  - Dr Penny Sartori and Kelly Walsh

The Faraday Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP (TBC)

The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)

Following an NDE, many people are profoundly transformed. This talk describes ways in which people can be transformed and how this is conducive to our evolution. Kelly Walsh will describe how her life was transformed by her experience.

 

Wednesday 13th December 2017, 3.30pm – 5.15pm - Peter Richards

The Discovery Room, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea,

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was one of the most legendary of screen goddesses. From humble beginnings she became one of the most famous women in the world. This illustrated talk looks behind the public face of an insecure woman who was constantly battling her demons.

 

Thursday 25th January 2018, 3.45pm – 5.30pm -  Dr Rebecca Clifford

The Discovery Room, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN

Family Reunification after the Holocaust

During the Holocaust, parents and children were often separated from each other for years. Where surviving parents and children found each other again after the war, we assume that such cases of family reunification must have marked ‘happy endings’, yet the archival record tells otherwise.

  

Saturday 17th February 2018, 2pm – 3pm -  Professor Louise Miskell

The Discovery Room, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN

The Swansea Copper Industry in a Changing Global Marketplace, c.1820-1860

The lecture will examine the transformation in global copper ore production and transportation which took place in the first half of the nineteenth century and how this affected the major copper smelting firms in Swansea.

 

Thursday 15th March 2018, 3.45pm – 5.30pm -  Dr Don Williams

The Discovery Room, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN

The Physicians of Myddfai

This celebrated Welsh medical tradition started in the 13th century as court physicians to the Welsh princes. Later medical skills were handed down in families in Myddfai, a remote village in Carmarthenshire, and it is remarkable that it has flourished into the 21st century.

 

Thursday 12th April 2018, 3.45pm – 5.30pm -  Dr Ruth Horry

The Discovery Room, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN

Getting the Bad Guy: The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification

Imagine that after witnessing a crime, the police ask you to look at a line-up. Could you identify the perpetrator? This talk explores the psychology of eyewitness identification, and why we so often get it wrong.

 

Wednesday 9th May 2018, 3.30pm – 5.15pm -  Dr Regina Poertner

The Discovery Room, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN

The Perils of Liberty: Wartime Legislation and the U.S. Constitution, 1917-1919

This talk investigates the legal fall-out from war-time paranoia and ‘red scare’ in the United States in the First World War and its immediate aftermath. The resulting legislation dealt with crimes as diverse and potentially elusive as obstruction of recruitment, active or passive civil and military disobedience, espionage, sedition, and trading with the enemy.

Admission is free. Seating is limited at some lectures so please contact us in advance to book your place to avoid disappointment  - 01792 602211 adult.education@swansea.ac.uk