Teaching, television and genealogy; Nostalgia interview with Janet Neilson

In the latest episode of the Nostalgia podcast series, Chris Deacy, Reader in Theology and Religious Studies, interviews Janet Neilson, a former teacher in Swansea, who talks about her educational background and the differences in career advice given in those days compared to today.

Janet talks about the days when married women were not allowed to teach; why she became a junior school teacher; her thoughts on the National Curriculum; not having a TV before 1962; singing in the Swansea Philharmonic Choir; having a grammar school education; studying Religious Studies as a mature and disabled student; being bullied on her first day at school; the taboo around calling teachers by their first names; why as a teacher she was ‘strict, firm and fair’; and her fascination with genealogies.

The next interview will be with our own Professor Jeremy Carrette, Professor of Philosophy, Religion and Culture and the University’s Dean for Europe.

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