‘Balconiers’ Speakers (Organiser Ken Sharpe)
Hopefully first class cricket will return to St Helen’s and the Balconiers’ event reinstated in the ODA calendar.
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
2023 Stuart Batcup ‘Thistleboon House: Why, When and How?’
2022 Prof. Peter Kokelaar ‘Landscape Evolution of Southwest Wales’ delivered via Zoom
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: Jeff Vaughan and Margaret Llewelyn. Past organisers: David and Gill Dickinson, Noel Blows, Keith Ferguson)
2023 Graham Price
2022 No Dinner Speaker was arranged
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
2023 Mal Pope ‘My 50th Year Jubilee’
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
Prof. Medwin Hughes
Sir Bernard Knight
Prof. Andrea Liggins
Prof. Mike Phillips
Prof. Ian Walsh
Prof. David Warner
Prof. Brian Williams
ODA Life Members
The earliest ODA records were ‘lost’ to us during the bombing of Swansea but we are fortunate to have the School Magazine to provide us with some of the missing information. We will endeavour to fill in the missing years, but if you can provide information, please let us know.
The ODA Secretaries
E. H. Evans 1930 – 1931
Ron Evans and Arthur Jones 1932 – ?
W. H. Lewis 1935? – 1939
Activities suspended 1940 – 1948
In June 1949, after a lapse of more than 8 years, the ODA was re-born
W. H. Lewis 1949 – 1950?
Howell Mendus 1952 – ?
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
David Davies 1930-
W. H. Lewis 1932 -?
Glan Powell 1935? – 1939
Activities suspended 1940 – 1948
Glan Powell 1949 – 1950?
G. G. Andrewartha 1952 – ?
D. I. Mort ? – 1975
Alan Goodwin 2002-
Robert Howells -2008
Steve Way 2008-
The Dy’vorian 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 TD35-43
The ODA Web Master