For nearly 100 years the Singleton Park campus has been the site of Swansea University, or the University College of Wales, Swansea as it was known for most of that time. This tour, led by Dr Sam Blaxland, who has written a history of the University to mark its centenary, will explore all four corners of the Singleton site, pointing out and discussing some of its most notable historic features, buildings, and sites of interest. This will include some of the harder to spot quirks of the University, hidden away from people who are not looking for them, such as the original foundation stone.
The tour will begin at the Abbey, and will walk past the 'new' 1937 Library, down the main concourse to what was College House (now Fulton House), around the original halls of residence, and through the Natural Sciences Building (now called the Wallace Building). Dr Blaxland will point out where some of the most notable figures from the College's history worked or studied, and things like the locations of some of the University's most lively protests.
Guests are more than welcome to bring their own anecdotes and memories along with them - this only makes the experience more enjoyable!
Please be aware that the tour will last around an hour, and most of this time will involve standing or walking. It will also involve some steps, but these can be avoided if required.