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Teleri Owen   BA (Cardiff)  MSC Econ

Miss Teleri Owen


BA (Cardiff) MSC Econ

Graduate Tutor

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Welsh speaking


I'm a PhD researcher focusing on the dynamic and important role of women during the Great Penrhyn Strike, 1900-1903, where slate quarry workers stood up against the powerful quarry owners, demanding better working conditions and fair wages. I want to bring you inspiring and often forgotten stories of the women who stood alongside the quarrymen at the forefront of this pivotal moment in history, and reveal their contributions to the strike.


2022 - Present: PhD in History and Welsh History - Cardiff University

2022: MScEcon Welsh Government and Politics (Merit) - Cardiff University

2020: BA History (First Class) - Cardiff University

Awards and Finance

2022: Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethold Research Scholarship

2020: Charles Morgan Prize

2020: James Pantyfedwen Scholarship

2020: Avril Rolph Bursary


Owen, T., "Mysterious and Public: The Role, Impact, and   Portrayal of Women during the Great Peninsular Strike, 1900–1903", Labour, 12:4 (2020). 

Talk Engagements

2021: Guest Speaker on The Penrhyn Podcast, Episode 4:

2021: Women of the Penrhyn Quarry Strike, 1900-1903 to Llandudno Museum:

2020: Dei Tomos Programme, Radio Cymru.

2020: Penrhyn Strike, Welsh Women's Archive Symposium:

Academic experience

2022: Research Assistant at Cardiff University: Long 18th century Wales: Welsh resources from the Salisbury Collection:   

2021: Freelance Researcher: A History of Cardiff Market for Headland Design.

2020-2021: Digital Volunteer at Llandudno Museum: Research on the vote movement in and around Llandudno.


As an enthusiastic historian with a passion for uncovering the hidden stories of women in Wales. I'm very interested in women's history and stepped outside traditional social norms. My research focuses on these pioneering women and the impact they had on the world around them. I'm very interested in the links between Wales and the wider world, and how the stories of Welsh women interwoven into the wider narrative of Welsh history. I am also passionate about exploring the intersection of gender and LGBTQIA + history, and how these themes have played a role in women's lives throughout the ages.

I'm very passionate about health history, especially mental health. I'm hugely interested in how traumatic events, such as the Great Penrhyn Strike, affected not only the people who lived through it, but also its long-lasting effects on subsequent generations. I am driven to explore and uncover the stories of those who experienced the strike and its aftermath, and to shed light on the ongoing impact of such events on the health and wellbeing of communities that were often completely dependent on a single industry.


HS1105: The Making of The Modern World, 1750-1970

HS1109: Inventing a Nation: Politics, Culture and Heritage

Research themes


  • Welsh history
  • medical history
  • History of Psychiatry
  • 20th Century
  • Women’s studies