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Honorary Fellow Tony Robinson

Dear alumni,

Welcome to ShareNews, offering you some fantastic videos, news, events, and more.

It's been a busy semester in the School; as well as getting used to a new school name, we've had over 600 new students, four new colleagues, and a new Honorary Fellow, Dr Tony Robinson (pictured above). However, we've always got time to keep in touch with our graduates, and hope you welcome some news from your old Humanities block.

Some significant news at Cardiff is that the Humanities Building will be renamed as the John Percival Building on 29 November, in honour of our much esteemed and missed colleague, John Percival OBE, former Head of History and Archaeology, Professor of Ancient History, and Pro Vice-Chancellor. We would be delighted to you welcome you and your family back to the naming ceremony - come and meet staff, students, alumni and share a few refreshments in your old student building. Please reply to this email if you would like to come along and we'll send you more details.

We're always keen to feature more of your stories and news - so if you have something great to share, please get in touch! I'll be delighted to hear from you.

Remember, you can always see the latest news on our website or by joining us on Facebook.

Very best wishes,

Laura Henderson
External Affairs & Marketing Officer


Latest news and upcoming events

See SHARE's impact

Missed the recent star turns for SHARE staff, students and alumni? Catch up online and see our research in action: 

The Story of Wales (BBC) Dr Peter Guest, Dr Alan Lane, Dr Lloyd Bowen, and Dr Bill Jones

Hitler, Stalin and Mr Jones (BBC) feat.Dr Toby Thacker

Hannibal (BBC)
Dr Louis Rawlings

Catch in Our Time (BBC)
Prof. Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Beyond Belief (BBC Radio)
Dr Padma Anagol

Histories of Wales (BBC Radio)
Dr Bill Jones

The Great British Story: A People’s History (BBC) Alumnus Dr Andrew Seaman

>> Why not share your news and videos with us for our next newsletter?

Latest news 

Helping to conserve the Agora in Athens
Francis Lukezic, one of our current Masters conservators, reports on a hot summer helping conserve one of the gems of the ancient world.

Cardiff Sparkles in 2012
Cardiff sparkles among the best of British archaeology - and that's official!

Training Chaplains
Cardiff's Centre for Chaplaincy Studies has been chosen to train chaplains for more than 150 church schools in Hong Kong

Revealing an Unsung Treasure
The new Cardiff University project to discover one of Gwynedd's unsung treasures at Plas Brynkir

>> See latest stories online

Community Engagement

If you missed it, download the Summer ShareNews PDF for the following stories:

Building Communities: Past and Present: The CAER Project engages Cardiff’s Ely and Caerau communities in excavating and exploring an un-researched Iron-Age hillfort

Revisiting a Drowning Landscape: Dr Jacqui Mulville and Ian Dennis return to the Isles of Scilly for Shorewatch

SHARE with Schools: Breaking down barriers to higher education

>> Find out more about our Community engagement activities with Reaching Out or by emailing Dr David Wyatt, Community Engagement Coordinator.

Save the date

2nd November - 'Managing the Welsh economy - past, present and future' with Rhodri Morgan, former Minister for Wales, and Honorary Distinguished Professor

5th Day of Lectures at Highclere Castle

8th Cardiff Archaeological Society Lecture Series [CASLS]: 'Leafing through time: tree-rings and maritime archaeology'

8-9th Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium

14th 'Discovering the Past and Present: Free Talks in Humanities Subjects'

14th CLARC public lecture, 'Constantine 1700: The Mask of Power'

22nd CASLS: 'Conquering the North: the first humans in Britain’

29thFormal renaming of Humanities to the John Percival Building

30th Keynes public lecture series, 'Distilling the Frenzy: Writing the History of Our Own Times'

6th December - CASLS: 'In search of the Foreign Legion: Desert outposts in SE Morocco'

>> See full details online or in our PDF

Hello and Goodbye

Sadly, Bob Jones (School Superintendent), Howard Mason (Professional Archaeological Illustrator) and John Morgan (Photographic Officer & Tutor) have just retired. Dr Paula Jones (community archaeologist), Dr Andrew Seaman, Dr Mary Davis, Dr Frances Liardet, Dr Naomi Appleton, and Dr Massimilano Gaggero also left earlier this year.

Taking up new posts are Dr Richard Marsden (Exploring the Past co-ordinator, SHARE alumnus), and Dr Penny Bickle (SHARE alumna), Dr Daniela Hoffman (SHARE alumna) and Bisserka Gaydarska, taking up posts with The Times of Their Lives project.

>> I'm sure you will join us in saying fond farewells to those leaving, and welcome to our new colleagues. If you want to send a personal message please reply to this email and I'll pass it along.

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