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Mr Rhys Peregrine

Postgraduate Student

School of History, Archaeology and Religion



I am in the final stages of a PhD in Welsh history, writing my thesis on 1941's How Green Was My Valley and its reception in Wales. I completed a MA in Welsh history at Cardiff University in 2018. Before that, I received a first-class honour's degree from the Open University in 2016, studying history and international relations.

I have over three years' experience as a postgraduate tutor at Cardiff University, during which I have worked on three seperate first-year history modules.

I recently won the Women's Archive Wales's 'Avril Rolph Bursary' for 2023, after giving a presentation at St Fagans National History Museum. In 2021 and 2022, I received grants from the James Pantyfedwen Foundation for help with my PhD fees. Before undertaking my master’s degree, I was offered scholarships by both Swansea University and Cardiff University.

I am due to have an article published in the Welsh History Review, and I have also been published in the Bright Lights Film Journal.

Alongside my studies, I have worked as a teaching assistant in the Maesteg/Bridgend area, spending much of that time working with neurodivergent pupils.

I have experience with field research, having travelled to Indiana and California in 2022 for my research on How Green Was My Valley.

In 2019, I completed an internship with the Welsh Government, researching the implementation of the Daily Mile initiative, which aimed to encourage physical activity in Welsh schools.

I am a Welsh learner.