I am grateful beyond measure to the James Pantyfedwen Foundation for supporting my Masters’ study in Modern British History at St John’s College, Oxford. The course was incredibly varied and explorative, taught by inspiring tutors who pushed my thinking beyond what I expected of myself. My final thesis ‘Planning By the Planned-For: Cwmbran New Town, 1949-1970’ received a distinction grade. My enjoyment this year went far beyond the confines of the course outline; I have met some incredible people from around the world and had a lot of fun in the process.
I am now taking up a post with the Civil Service, where I hope to enrich my understanding of policy making across Wales and the UK.
The Foundation’s funding was integral to my enjoyment at Oxford, and I extend a wholehearted thank you to everyone involved for their generous support.