Events, Awards and Officers


‘Balconiers’  Speakers  (Organiser Ken Sharpe)

2019     Stephen Hedges
2018     Mark Wallace
2017     Tony Lewis
2016     Malcolm Nash
2015     Don Shepherd
2014     Ossie Wheatley
2013     Alan Jones
2012     Peter Walker  

The Annual ODA Lecture Speakers

2022    Prof. Iwan Davies  ‘Universities in Wales – The New Imperatives’ delivered via Zoom
2020    Dr John Alban  ‘The Three Nights’ Blitz’ delivered via Zoom 
2019    Dr David Jeffreys  ‘The White Walls of Ancient Memphis, Egypt’s forgotten capital’
2018    The Lord Anderson  ‘The wanderings of a Swansea Boy’
2017    Tudor Price  ‘Dynevor Schoolboys in two World Wars’
2016    Prof. Richard Fortey  ‘The Wood for the Trees’
2015    Ted Nield  ‘Soil, why understanding the planet’s past is the key to our future’
2014    David Mercer  ‘A life in Tennis’
2013    Gerald Gabb  ‘A preview of RISW History Journal, No.22′
2012    Tim Richards  ‘The Real news is what they don’t want you to know.’
2011     Prof. Dudley Sinnett  ‘Surgery, Art and Science’
2010    Dr Brian Williams  ‘Rivers, Rocks, Reservoirs & Oil’
2009    Prof. John L Davies  ‘Life after Dynevor, The Global Wanderings of a Trouble-Shooting Professor’
2008    Spencer Feeney  ‘The future of the Evening Post’
2007    David Dickinson  ‘Weighing aircraft’
2006    David Tovey  ‘Three steps to heaven above…and other revelations’

2004    Spencer Davies (Davis) (Title?  The lecture was given on his time in Dynevor and his subsequent career.)

2002    Edgar McCarthy  ‘From Tir John to Taiwan’

The Annual Dinner Speakers  (Organiser: Keith Ferguson and Jeff Vaughan, past organisers  David and Gill Dickinson, Noel Blows,)

2021      No Dinner Speaker was arranged
2020      Dinner postponed 
2019      No Annual Dinner Speaker was arranged for this year
2018      Jeff Burns
2017      Christopher Rees   
2016      Prof. Brian Williams
2015      Dennis Gethin
2014      Sir Alan Thomas
2013      Prof. Peter Stead
2012      Behnaz Akhgar
2011      Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams

The ODA/UWTSD Joint Lecture

2018    John Ashley  ‘Swansea Aviation Pioneers’
2017    Rt. Hon Dr. Julian Lewis MP ‘The experiences of a Backbench MP’
2016    John Ashley ‘Buffalo Bill comes to Town’
2015    Prof. Mike Phillips ‘Coasts in peril from the sea’
2014    Sir John Meurig Thomas ‘Unpredictability in Science and Technology’
2013    Prof. Garel Rees ‘The Global Motor Industry in Wales’
2012    Jane Davidson AM
2011    John Evans OBE  ‘Breaking the Myths and Stereotypes of Disability’.
2010    Prof. Bernard Knight CBE (Title?  on his time as the Home Office Pathologist)
2009    Lord Donald Anderson of Swansea (Title?)
2008    Lord Brian Griffiths of Fforestfach (Gave the inaugural lecture) (Title?)
Edgar McCarthy has provided the names of the speakers for the first three lectures, please contact the ODA if you recall the titles.


The President’s Awards

2021   Award made to the University’s Student Hardship Fund.
2020   Award made to the University’s Student Hardship Fund.
2019   Alice Fribbence; Joelle Evans; Lee Davies; Sarah Rule; Tiegan Hughes; Africa Olle Marina. 
2018   Karen Lacey Freeman; Katie Parkes; Rebecca Davies.
2017   Zoe Noakes; Filofteia Gales; Stacey Brown; Linh Duong.
2016   Fracesca Murray-Shelley; Amnon Yoseph; Thomas Zulver; Iman Sayadi Choobari; Sophie Jenkins.
2015   Samantha Taylor; Gemma Alpine; Chris Jenkins; Daryl Lawrence; Silje Gron.
2014   Carys Spencer; Nathan Buller; Jacqeline Phillips; Lara Jones; Anna Brayshaw.
2013   Alex Wilkie; Amy Stead; Fahima Ali; Natalie Burgo.
2012   Desmond Bangura; Jamie Panton; Michelle Walker; James Coyle King.
2011   Lisa Fox; Chris Shopland; Tim Evans-Jones.

The Winners of the Peter Saword Golf Trophy (Organiser Peter Samuel, past Organiser Ken Sharpe)

2019    Peter Clement
2018    Peter Clement
2017    Michael Long
2016    Kelvin Howells
2015    Mike Porter
2014    Kelvin Howells

ODA Honorary Members

Pat Farmer
Graham Hanford
Maureen Hounsell
Prof. Medwin Hughes
Sir Bernard Knight
Prof. Andrea Liggins
Brian Ludlam
Prof. Mike Phillips
Jenny Simms
Allan Smith
Prof. Ian Walsh
Prof. David Warner
Stephen White
Prof. Brian Williams
John Williams
Joyce Wills
Anne Winks

ODA Life Members

Bill Ball
Brian Coffey
David Davies
Alan Hickman
Bob Howells MBE
Ted Jenkins
Harry Jenkins
Bernard Jones
Heilig Jones
Paul Le Bars
Donald W. Lewis
Colin Maggs
Grafton Maggs
David Preedy
Jim Regan
Mansel Secombe
Terry Shorrock
Clifford Waghorn
Malcolm Webborn
Hywel Williams


The ODA Secretaries

George Hounsell     1957 – 1997
Stuart Winks            2002 – 2008
Clem Williams         2008 – 2012
David Bemmer        2012 – 2013
Phill Davies             2013 – 2021
Pam Bashford         2021 –

The ODA Treasurers

Alan Goodwin        2002-
Robert Howells     -2008
Steve Way             2008-

The Dyvorian Magazine Editor

David Farmer, Dave Tovey        TD01-16        Production: Jim Waygood
Peter Macpherson                     TD17-22        Production: Jim Waygood
Jeff Humphreys                         TD23-28        Production: Jim Waygood
Tudor Price                                TD29-34
Francis Morgan                         TD35-

The ODA Web Master

Dave Tovey
Keith Evans
John Ashley