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

Friday 19 April, 2019

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’,...


Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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



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

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

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

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...