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Dydd Gwener 22 Mehefin, 2018


Dydd Mercher 14 Chwefror, 2018

The Marquess of Bute, William Burges and the Gothic Revival

Matthew Williams

Dydd Mawrth 23 Mai, 2017

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

Professor Miranda Aldhouse Green

Dydd Mercher 22 Mawrth, 2017

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

Dr Rhian Davies

Dydd Mawrth 21 Chwefror, 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

Dydd Gwener 17 Chwefror, 2017



Dydd Iau 19 Ionawr, 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

Dydd Mawrth 6 Rhagfyr, 2016

Gan ddefnyddio model Michael Cronin o ‘microcosmopolitaniaeth’ a’i werthfawrogiad o gymhlethdod ac amrywiaeth cenhedloedd bychan, yn y ddarlith hon mae’r Athro Wynn Thomas yn pleidio achos pwysigrwydd ‘astudio Cymru heddiw’, ac yn awgrymu datblygiadau ar gyfer sicrhau dyfodol cynaliadwy a deinamig i’r maes.

William R Grove: The Fuel Cell and the Hydrogen Economy

Dydd Mercher 23 Tachwedd, 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

Dydd Mawrth 25 Hydref, 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

Dydd Llun 1 Awst, 2016

Darlith cyfrwng Cymraeg a gafodd ei thraddodi yn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yn y Fenni, dydd Llun, 1 Awst 2016, gan y Dr Celyn Gurden-Williams ar destun yr Arglwyddes Llanofer (1802 – 1896), un o gyfranwyr pwysicaf diwylliant Cymreig yn ystod y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg ac un o gymeriadau...

The Mills Family of Llanidloes: An extraordinary musical legacy

Richard Meredith

Dydd Mercher 24 Chwefror, 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

Dydd Mercher 27 Ionawr, 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...