The Royal Institution of South Wales is one of Wales’s oldest and most remarkable organisations.

It was founded in 1835 by an outstanding group of scientists, technologists and historians who wanted to share and extend their knowledge. Among other things they founded and built what is now Swansea Museum.

Today the RISW combines several roles:

  • We share knowledge across all fields, including history, current issues and science & technology
  • We have a special focus on Swansea and its area, especially its local history
  • We act as the official Friends of the Swansea Museum

We welcome anyone interested in Swansea and in promoting education and knowledge to join us.





Past Talks

Past Talks
  • Lyn Evans

    Thu 16 Mar

    The Large Hadron Collider: a marvel of technology / Y Gwrthdarydd Hadron Mawr: rhyfeddod technolegol

  • Martin Thomas

    Tue 28 Feb

    Heritage in health / Treftadaeth mewn iechyd

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