LECTURER, CO-FOUNDER OF ARCHIF MENYWOD CYMRU/WOMEN’S ARCHIVE WALES
Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Ursula Masson helped to establish Honno Welsh Women’s Press, which brought back into print the works of forgotten Welsh women writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. She also worked as a journalist in South Wales and then in Australia, before returning home to teach adults in Swansea and lecture in history at the University of Glamorgan. She co-founded the Women’s Archive Wales (Archif Menywod Cymru) in 1998, and promoted a series of Wales Women’s History Roadshows, where people were invited to bring material relating to the social history of women’s lives. She also established the Gender Studies department at the University of Glamorgan,and edited two books in the Honno Classics series: Elizabeth Andrews, A Woman’s Work is Never Done (2006) and The Very Salt of Life: Welsh Women’s Political Writings from Chartism to Suffrage (2007).