Distance Learning

A Women’s History Of Wales

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Course synopsis

This course takes a new look at the lives of
women and girls in Wales. Profiling one woman per class across a broad sweep of
history, we will study the lives of twelve women and use them to highlight
specific topics in Welsh women’s history, illustrating the their diversity,
vibrancy, ingenuity  and determination,
whatever their background or status in life.

Farmers, suffragists, scholars and poets, law
breakers and law makers, nurses and warriors will all feature in this course. We
will also look at family dynamics and gender relationships, stripping away any
stereotypes or preconceptions to reveal the real women and girls of Welsh
history, beyond the myths.

will the course be delivered?

The course will consist of two hour, weekly
Zoom classes, with follow-up emails summarizing each session, and offering
links, copies of any slides used, and any discussion points raised. Email
support from the tutor is always available.


The tutor, Gill Rossini, is a highly experienced
and published historian who lived and worked in Wales for over a decade,
teaching for the University of Aberystwyth (including the history of Wales),
and has experience of tracing her own Welsh ancestry. She was recently
commissioned by a television company to devise and present a series of history
documentaries, which will be filmed over the next twelve months, circumstances

Book your place

Spring 2021/22
Wednesdays, 14:00 - 16:00
Distance learning

About the teacher

Gill Rossini

Gill Rossini is a professional historian, writer and lecturer who specialises in researching the lives of the marginalised, the poor, and those who in the past were regarded...

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