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Wales and Agincourt

Dr Adam Chapman

Wednesday 15 April, 2015

The Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Christmas Truce 1914 and 1915

Lt General Jonathon Riley

Tuesday 10 March, 2015

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

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

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 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...

Alfred Zimmern’s Brave New World

Kenneth O. Morgan

Monday 12 March, 2012

  ‘The tents have been struck and the great caravan of humanity is once more on the move.’ ‘We are making the world safe for democracy.’ Thus General Smuts and President Woodrow Wilson on the new post-war outlook in 1919.1 There was an apocalyptic mood, symbolised by the creation...

The Mansion of Owain’s Grave

Christopher Jobson

Sunday 5 June, 2011

The disappearance of Owain Glyn D ̆r in 1415 is probably the most celebrated unsolved mystery in the history of Wales. His revolt against the English crown and his struggle to establish an independent Welsh state with its own native prince, language, government, church and universities is well documented....

Wales and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Rhys Jones, BA , PhD

Sunday 5 June, 2011

The Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) Service1 was formed at the outbreak of the Second World War as a means of providing advice and information to the citizens of Britain’s cities, which would enable them to deal with the large- scale disruption associated with war. Since this period, it has...