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Uncovering Glamorgan's  Ancient Past

Welcome to the website of the Cardiff Archaeological Society. We are a friendly society which seeks to foster interest in archaeology in the Cardiff area. We have an annual lecture programme which runs fortnightly from October to March, featuring eminent speakers from universities and heritage organisations from around the world. In the summer we have a series of evening field trips to sites of local archaeological and historical interest, together with three full day trips to sites further afield.

Please browse our website for more information, or contact us via the Contact page.


Full details of our 2021-22 lecture season will follow shortly


Jewish History Association of South Wales - Final July Talk

We are delighted to have been invited to the final talk of the July Series which accompanies their oral history fundraiser.  They ask us to share the details with anyone else we think will be interested. 

Laura and the JHASW team are looking forward to welcoming David Jacobs as their final speaker who will be discussing:


Voices Through Time: 50 Years of Jewish Oral Histories.


Wednesday 28th July, 2021 at 11.00am.


Please register for this talk at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocu6prz4iG9zsWAi1cYthUV95D9nl41bj


It has been almost 50 years to the day that David Jacobs recorded his first oral histories with his grandparents, and then he was hooked.  Since then, the preservation of Jewish heritage and history has been one of his passions and he will be sharing some of his experiences with us today – and discussing why gathering oral histories is so important.


David has established a museum, set up genealogy workshops and in 2010 became chair of the Jewish Historical Society of England.  His contribution to preserving the history of Jews in South Wales has also been fascinating, including his interview with George Black, reportedly the last Jew in Merthyr, and Benjamin Hamilton, who was the coroner during the time of the Aberfan coal tip disaster in 1966.


Please join us to hear these voices through time.