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The Novelist Elena Puw Morgan: Rethinking Modernism

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Speaker: Dr Mererid Puw Davies FLSW Associate Professor, Head of German at UCL In the chair: John Jones, Chair of the Montgomeryshire Society Download MP3

Wales and the Sea: Some New Archaeological Perspectives

Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Speaker: Dr Mark Rednap, Head of Collections & Research, Department of History and Archaeology, National Museum Wales Download MP3

EMYR HUMPHREYS AT 100: A RETROSPECTIVE

Professor M Wynn Thomas OBE, Professor of English and Emyr Humphreys Professor of Welsh Writing in English, Swansea University

Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Speaker: Professor M Wynn Thomas OBE, Professor of English and Emyr Humphreys Professor of Welsh Writing in English, Swansea University In the chair: Professor Helen Fulton, Member of Council Download MP3

FROM DRAINTEWION TO LLANDINAM: THE CREATION OF THE DAVIES FAMILY FORTUNE

Dr David Jenkins, Honorary Research Fellow, National Museum Wales

Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Speaker: Dr David Jenkins, Honorary Research Fellow, National Museum Wales In the chair: John Jones, Chair of the Montgomeryshire Society Download MP3

Bydded cyfiawnder! Ffarwél i EnglandandWales

Emyr Lewis

Monday 27 August, 2018

The Cymmrodorion Eisteddfod lecture (the Annual Sir Thomas ParryWilliams Memorial Lecture) for 2018 explores the role of the Commission on Justice in Wales, which is chaired by the former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgïedd. The lecture examines the history and implications of ‘the England and Wales jurisdiction’,...

RICHARD PRICE: A PARADOXICAL REVOLUTIONARY

Friday 22 June, 2018

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THE WELSH ECONOMY IN A CHANGING WORLD

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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The Marquess of Bute, William Burges and the Gothic Revival

Matthew Williams

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

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

Professor Miranda Aldhouse Green

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

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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

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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. Download MP3