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The Marquess of Bute, William Burges and the Gothic Revival

Matthew Williams

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Dreams, Divination and Devotion: Exploring the ancient Druids of Britain and Gaul

Professor Miranda Aldhouse Green

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Belgian refugee musicians in mid-Wales during the First World War

Dr Rhian Davies

Tuesday 21 February, 2017

When Germany invaded Belgium in 1914, more than a million Belgians fled their homes and around 100,000 sought refuge in Britain. The Davies family of Llandinam assisted several families to come to Mid Wales and the artist members of this expatriate community were the subject of a major exhibition...

Computational Aerodynamics at Swansea University and the Land Speed Record

Professor Kenneth Morgan

Friday 17 February, 2017

STUDYING WALES TODAY: A MICROCOSMOPOLITAN APPROACH

PROFESSOR WYNN THOMAS

Thursday 19 January, 2017

Drawing on Michael Cronin’s model of ‘microcosmopolitanism’ and its appreciation of the complexity and diversity of small nations, in this lecture Professor Wynn Thomas champions the importance of ‘studying Wales today’, and suggests developments for securing a sustainable and dynamic future for the field. The text of the lecture...

Studying Wales Today: A Microcosmopolitan Approach

Professor Wynn Thomas

Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Drawing on Michael Cronin’s model of ‘microcosmopolitanism’ and its appreciation of the complexity and diversity of small nations, in this lecture Professor Wynn Thomas champions the importance of ‘studying Wales today’, and suggests developments for securing a sustainable and dynamic future for the field.

William R Grove: The Fuel Cell and the Hydrogen Economy

Wednesday 23 November, 2016

William Robert Grove (1811-1896) was a physical scientist who is known as “the father of the fuel cell”. His pioneering research on fuel cell technology and on the conservation of energy was sufficiently groundbreaking and renowned for him to become a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1840. Born...

The history and future of the Dictionary of Welsh Biography

Professor Dafydd Johnston

Tuesday 25 October, 2016

In this lecture, Professor Dafydd Johnston, Director of the Universty of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, and a Co-Editor of the Dictionary, traces the history of the Dictionary of Welsh Biography from the foundation of the project by the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion during the 1930s...

YR Arglwyddes Llanofer: y bersonoliaeth tu ôl I’R prosiect

Dr Celyn Gurden-Williams

Monday 1 August, 2016

A Welsh-language lecture given at the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny on Monday, 1 August 2016 by Dr Celyn Gurden-Williams on the subject of Lady Llanover (1802 – 1896), one of the most important female contributors to the nineteenth century Welsh cultural revival and one of the period’s most fascinating...

Caerfyrddin 1966: etholiad i newid gwleidyddiaeth Prydain?

Rhys Evans

Wednesday 15 June, 2016

A Welsh-language lecture by the author and journalist, Rhys Evans, on the circumstances and significance of the election in the 1966 Carmarthen by-election of Gwynfor Evans, the first Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament. Darlith cyfrwng Cymraeg gan yr awdur a newyddiadurwr, Rhys Evans, ar amgylchiadau ac arwyddocâd ethol Gwynfor...

The Mills Family of Llanidloes: An extraordinary musical legacy

Richard Meredith

Wednesday 24 February, 2016

The Annual June Gruffydd Memorial Lecture, organised in association with the Montgomeryshire Society. The lecture focuses on the three generations of the renowned Mills Family of Llanidloes, who spanned the nineteenth century, and their contribution to the musical and cultural life of Wales and beyond.

The Ancient Britons: Sociability, Pageantry and Patriotism in the First London Welsh Society

Rhys Kaminski-Jones

Wednesday 27 January, 2016

The Most Honourable and Loyal Society of Ancient Britons, founded in London in 1715, was a complex and multi-faceted patriotic phenomenon. It was simultaneously a mouthpiece for royalist propaganda and a haven for political radicals, a piously charitable foundation and an excuse for having a good time. In a...