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Happy 70th Anniversary, RWCMD!

28 September 2019

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The College has turned platinum.

Our 70th Anniversary celebrations are in full flow, celebrating the RWCMD family, and past students’ experiences across the College’s story so far.

And we’d love it if any graduates and staff want to come and share their memories with us on our interactive time-line down ‘Memory Lane’.

Come and follow the timeline through the Linbury Gallery and discover more about the College’s history from its Cardiff Castle origins in the 1940s

The timeline tells the College’s story from 1949 to the present day

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the College to celebrate what sets it apart, and makes it so special.

It’s an amazing place, and our students, as graduate colleagues, are always a part of the Royal Welsh College family,” said Brian Weir, Director of Academic Administration & Student Experience.

“For me, that’s more than just a phrase. I came here 25 years ago as a fresh-faced music student and I’m still here – working to help ensure this College can offer the best student experience possible.

So it’s particularly amazing for me personally to hear the common thread in comments from our past students that their Royal Welsh College experience was life-changing.”

As well as displaying objects from our archives, you can also hear alumni’s audio recollections.

RWCMD Archivist, Judith Dray (pictured above), who curated the exhibition enjoyed the shared memories of the College:

“It was really inspiring sharing the archives with the alumni who contributed their stories to the exhibition and seeing the potential of archival objects to spark memories.

The stories people told were often both hilarious and inspiring, and I couldn’t help notice how many of them said that their time at College had changed their lives.”

Without these talented and inspirational people, the College wouldn’t be where it is today –

So come and share the joy: you can post your favourite moments on the memory wall, and share memories (and hear others) in the Audio Memory Booth.

The Memory Wall has been flooded with photos and messages from our graduates

Huge thanks to everyone who’s worked on bringing the exhibition to life, including Judith, and design students Brad Caleb Lee, TK Hay, Sean Browne, Abbie Hubbard and Llyr Parri.

Add your memories any time the exhibition is running

The exhibition is free, and runs until 1st November.


Photo credit: Clement Chan