HistoryPoints News

Apr 29, 2018

Education pioneer's missing digit

The statue of Lord Aberdare which faces Cardiff's original university building depicts the education pioneer with right hand intact, but in 1886 one of the fingers was partly amputated after his shotgun ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

exploded while he was out on a shooting trip. The former Home Secretary played an important role in improving education in Wales. He lived long enough to see the formation of the University of Wales, of which he was the first chancellor. For more on his story, use your smartphone to scan the QR codes on the plinth below his statue in Cathays Park, Cardiff. Or click here