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Title: The University College of Swansea : its background and development
Author: Dykes, D. W.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1983
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An attempt has been made in this thesis to describe and to assess the background of the growth of the University College of Swansea, its relationship with its local community and its place in the context of university developments nationally. The first chapter, in two parts, briefly describes the historical setting of the movement for a university college in Swansea at both national (Part I) and local levels (Part II) up to the appointment of the Departmental Committee of Enquiry Into Intermediate and Higher Education in Wales in 1880. Chapter II is concerned with the case put to the Committee for the establishment of a technologically-based South Wales college at Swansea, the subsequent arbitration over the conflicting claims of Cardiff and Swansea and, after the latter town's failure, the development of technical education in Swansea culminating in the second movement for a university college at the time of the Royal Commission on the University of Wales (1916-18). Chapter III deals with the foundation of the University College in 1920, the problems of finding an adequate site and the appointment of the initial staff, and ends in 1926 with the departure of Dr. Sibly, the first Principal. Chapter IV examines the principalship of Dr.Edwards (1927-47) when the College experienced its years of greatest difficulty, and through inadequate financial support, occasioned by the economic depression and the Second World War, some degree of stagnation. Chapter V treats the post-War period, the coming of Mr.Fulton as Principal and the great physical transformation and academic growth that he inspired. These developments are taken to 1970, and more briefly to 1980, the supporting statistical apparatus also being taken to the latter year.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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