The Swansea Branch’s

Outreach Courses









The Outreach Courses Group is currently arranging courses to begin in October 2018

Some details at this stage are only provisional but this is our thinking so far:



The Early Crusades

Colin Wheldon James

Mondays (10.30am–12.30pm) from 1 October 2018 for 10 weeks at Canolfan y Bont, Pontardulais, Swansea

This course will study the early Crusades: the First, which was the only really successful Crusade and which established the Christian kingdom of Jerusalem; the Second, which ended in fiasco and made enemies out of allies; and the Third, which involved the larger-than-life characters of Richard the Lionheart and Saladin. The course will initially examine the reasons for the call to crusade in 1095, after which the events of the relevant Crusades will be studied together with a consideration of the religious, political and moral influences involved.


The 1920s

Dr Anthea Symonds

Mondays (2.00pm–4.00pm) from 1 October 2018 for 10 weeks at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea


The Lordship of Gower: Churches, Parishes and Estates

Jeff Childs

Tuesdays (10.30am–12.30pm) from 2 October 2018 for 10 weeks at Llangyfelach Church Hall, Llangyfelach, Swansea

This course will examine key aspects of the lordship of Gower’s rich history.


The Stuarts and the Civil War

Richard Lewis

Dates and venue to be arranged [likely to be Wednesday evenings from 3 October at Forge Fach, but this has to be confirmed]

This course will appraise the changing movements in art in Wales and England in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, together with a study of the artists that spurred these radical changes forward. It is hoped that some visits to the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery can be arranged as well as a visit to the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff.



Keep an eye on this page for updated details when they become available