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Dylan Marlais Thomas: What’s in a middle name?

M Wynn Thomas

Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Re-Thinking 13th Century Powys

Dr David Stephenson

Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Llewellyn Wyn Griffith and the Great War 100 Years On

Lt General Jonathan Riley

Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Hwyl and Hiraeth: Richard Burton and Wales

PROFESSOR CHRIS WILLIAMS

Friday 29 November, 2013

Richard Burton (born Richard Jenkins, Pontrhydyfen, Glamorgan, 1925; died Celigny, Switzerland, 1984) is one of the most famous Welshmen of the twentieth century, whose global renown (or notoreity, depending on your point of view) is perhaps only exceeded by that of the equally colourful Dylan Thomas. Following on the...

How Welsh was Mrs Piozzi?

Dai Morgan Evans

Tuesday 19 November, 2013

The Wye Tour and its Artists

Julian Mitchell

Tuesday 22 October, 2013

The Wit and Wisdom of Two William Jonses

Prof Michael Franklin

Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Profits in their own Country

Professor Richard Griffiths

Monday 21 January, 2013

Until recently, almost everything written about the society created by the Welsh coal boom has focused on the workers and the unions. This talk will attempt to redress the balance a little, by examining the nature of the middle-class society created by the entrepreneurs – not only the coalowners,...

Origins, values and benefits of four cultural projects in Wales

William Wilkins

Friday 16 November, 2012

Hynt a Hanes Llawysgrif Gyfreithiol

Dr Sara Elin Roberts

Thursday 5 July, 2012

The paper will look at the history of one particular manuscript of medieval Welsh law, or Cyfraith Hywel: Peniarth 259B. Following an introduction to medieval Welsh law and manuscript production, the discussion will turn to an interesting note found in the manuscript which appears to link it with Pontefract....

The Wales Media Crisis – Can the Welsh newspaper industry survive

Martin Shipton

Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Listen to an MP3 edition of a lecture by Martin Shipton (Chief Reporter of the Western Mail) given to the Society on 8 May 2012 at the Medical Society of London.

The Golden Treasurer: F. T. Palgrave

Prys Morgan

Monday 12 March, 2012

I first became acquainted with the name of Palgrave in 1950, when my brother Rhodri and I were invited ( with our parents) to be the only guests at the ninetieth birthday party of the Revd Howell Elvet Lewis ‘ Elfed’, at his home in Penarth, near Cardiff. Elfed’s...

The First Welsh Missionary among the Khasis

D. Ben Rees

Monday 12 March, 2012

India has been part of the psyche of the Welsh since the eighteenth century. Since the days of the hymn writer William Williams Pantycelyn we have been singing of ‘the large India’, and this in the 1830s proved an inevitable call to young men in Liverpool and Wales who...

Lloyd George at Paris, 1938

J. Graham Jones

Monday 12 March, 2012

In September 1936, Lloyd George paid two visits, which were soon to become infamous, to the German Chancellor Adolf Hitler at his mountain retreat at Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps. Before the end of the same year, and indeed into January 1937, he spent an extended vacation at Jamaica...

Crime, the Welsh and the Old Bailey

Tegid Rhys Williams

Monday 12 March, 2012

On 6 April 1752, between the hours of one and two in the morning, George Basset, with his accomplice, George Hall, broke into and entered the dwelling house of Samuel Sumpshon and stole forty-six handkerchiefs to the value of seven pounds. Both were found guilty of burglary and sentenced...