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

M Wynn Thomas

Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Llewellyn Wyn Griffith and the Great War 100 Years On

Lt General Jonathan Riley

Tuesday 14 January, 2014

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 Authorship of Drych Cydwybod [?1616]

Geraint Evans

Monday 12 March, 2012

In 2009, in the Transactions, I described the discovery, in the Mazarine Library in Paris, of a unique copy of an early seventeenth-century Welsh book called Drych Cydwybod (A Mirror of Conscience). The book is anonymous and undated and all that could be discovered from the book itself was...

Believer or Atheist? – The Priest/Poet R. S. Thomas

Barry Morgan

Monday 12 March, 2012

The title of this lecture, ‘Believer or Atheist? – The Priest/Poet R. S. Thomas’, sounds a shocking one for an Archbishop, in whose church R. S. Thomas served as a priest for his whole ministry. I have chosen it because R. S. Thomas has been accused by many of...

Adar Cymraeg mewn Coedwig Americanaidd

Jerry Hunter

Monday 12 March, 2012

Mae Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg America yn faes academaidd newydd ac felly nid ar chwarae bach y mentrir diffinio’r agweddau creiddiol arno ac ateb y cwestiynau sy’n ganolog iddo. Rwyf wedi bod yn ymgodymu ag un o’r cwestiynau hyn ers nifer o flynyddoedd bellach, sef: i ba raddau y gellid sôn...

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....

Manawydan uab Llŷr

Byron Huws

Thursday 2 June, 2011

As they were sitting there they heard a tumultuous noise, and with the intensity of the noise there fell a blanket of mist so that they could not see each other. And after the mist, everywhere became bright. When they looked to where they had once seen the flocks...