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Archive for February, 2015

Save Our Coal Exchange

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by CISHeW No Comments Posted in CISHeW News

Cardiff Coal Exchange

This is a 3D scan image of the Coal Exchange created by students from the Welsh School of Architecture.



The Coal Exchange is a historic building located in the heart of   Cardiff’s former dockland which provided the commercial centre for the largest coal trading port in the world.

The structure is of enormous historical and cultural significance and closed as a publicly accessible building in August 2014, after falling into decline and disrepair. In response to this, groups have come together in a campaign to save the building for the people of Wales.  Representatives from the University have become closely involved in this group to support members of the local community.

Strong Communities, Healthier People (SCHeP) one of Cardiff Universities flagship engagement projects, is leading a community engagement strategy to enable the local community and wider coalfield area to have a voice in the future developments of the building. This also includes working with the National Museum of Wales to explore the potential for establishing “pop up museums” throughout the South Wales coalfield area to raise the profile of the links between the communities of South Wales and the international trade in coal.

The campaign is keen to explore closer collaboration with the different departments and schools at Cardiff University  and its surrounding community. If you think you might be able to help contact Martin O’Neill.

Follow the coal exchange on facebook   

Watch a short film about the Coal Exchange

What are your memories of The Coal Exchange – Can you share any stories? #‎SaveTheCoalExchange

Social and Economic Change and Well-being

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by CISHeW Posted in CISHeW News


Held on Wednesday 4 February, 6-7.30pm, National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Professor Gareth Williams recently took part in the British Academy debate, if you were unable to attend you can watch it here !

Many thank to the Bristish Academy for allowing us to post the video, you can see more information about this debate and other events organised by the Bristish Academy on the link below.


Julian Tudor Hart Lecture 2014

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by CISHeW Posted in CISHeW News

In collaboration with Public Health Wales, the Cardiff School of Social Science, WISERD and CISHeW

View the film of the 2014 lecture ‘Include Me Out. Exclude You In: imagining the future of primary care’ presented by Professor Graham Watt, Norrie Miller Professor of General Practice University of Glasgow.

Professor Watt’s slides cover some of the time in the 1980s when he worked as a MRC Research Registrar with Mary and Julian Tudor Hart at the Glyncorrwg Health Centre in South Wales.
Many thanks to Public Health Wales for allowing us to share this videowww.publichealthwales.org/health-promotion-library