WCIA50 Oral Histories

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs and the organisations for whom it acted as an ‘umbrella’ body – UNA Wales, CEWC (the Council for Education in World Citizenship), UNA Exchange / International Youth Service, UNICEF, the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, and others – have a rich heritage of facilitating Wales-wide action on global issues through ordinary people insiring extraordinary action. Their stories are as rich as the Temple Archives themselves – and perhaps much more entertaining to hear through! Explore WCIA’s half century of activities through the eyes and voices of those who were there…

Bill Davies, Founding Director of WCIA, 1973-1996

Robert Davies, UNA Exchange Founder, trustee and volunteer, 1960s-2000s

Sheila Smith, UNA Exchange Director 1988-2014

Chrishan Kamalan, WCIA Trustee and former International Youth Service Exchange volunteer

Ceinwen Jones and Jon Copley, CEWC and UNA Wales Organisers

Stephen Thomas, WCIA Director 1996-2010

James Maiden, WISEN (Wales International Sector Networks) and Make Poverty History Campaign Coordinator 1998-2006

Martin Pollard, WCIA Chief Executive 2010-2018

Susie Ventris Field, WCIA Chief Executive, 2018-present