In the latest episode of the Nostalgia podcast series, Dr Chris Deacy, Reader in Theology and Religious Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, speaks to Katy Hanrahan, who works in special needs education and attended the University of Wales, Lampeter.
Katy and Chris talk about Teeside, growing up against the backdrop of an industrial region whose heritage has now gone, being the first in her family to go to university, and Katy’s keenness from a young age to learn about people from different backgrounds. We also find out about what Katy’s perceptions were of returning to Teeside after spending three years in Lampeter and finding that nothing had changed. The conversation then turns to childhood memories and what she remembers doing. We discover that Katy has always been very animal-centred, including having a passion for looking after horses from a young age, as well as why her mother pushed her into something she could thrive at.