Science and the RISW
Article on 'Geology and the History of Societies in Swansea, South Wales During the Nineteenth Century' by Ronald L. Austin
The meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Swansea in 1848 was remarkable in that so many first rank men of science braved visiting so little known an area as South Wales. That they did owed much to the high reputation of some of the leading men of the Royal Institution here, especially William Grove the physicist. The centre for what we might call a conference was the building which is now Swansea Museum, then the R.I.S.W., and only seven years old.
- Margaret Walker's article on the British Association in Swansea in 1848
- Two prints relating to the British Association for the Advancement of Science's visit to Swansea
- Three light-hearted sketches by John Weir Padley showing groups of scientists.
A dissertation by Karmen Ann Thomas.
An insight into why scientific advancement flourished in Swansea, an appraisal of scientific achievements and a discourse on higher educational failure during the Nineteenth Century.