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Paper, Ink, and Four Walls: John Jones of Gellilyfdy and his Prison Project

All are welcome to join this talk, which will be live and with questions. Access will be via this page; no registration is needed. Almost all scholars of medieval Welsh texts will have come across manuscripts in the hand of John Jones of Gellilyfdy, Flintshire (c.1580–1658), a competent scribe who copied countless texts, of prose […]

The Legacy of the Peace Movement in Wales 1914-1918

All are welcome to join this talk, which will be live and with questions. Access will be via this page; no registration is needed. This talk analyses the impact of the Opposition to the Great War in Wales, and how it influenced attitudes through the twenties and thirties through to the Second World War. What […]

Genius making its habitation among us: the musical vision for Wales of Walford Davies

Dr Rhian Davies: Artistic Director, Gregynog Festival and Honorary Fellow, Bangor University Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941) was Director of the National Council of Music for Wales (1918-41), Gregynog Professor of Music at Aberystwyth University (1919-26), and Edward Elgar's successor as Master of the King's Musick (1934-41). Dr Rhian Davies explores the life and work of […]

Designing Wales: an archive for Welsh architecture

Dr Peter Wakelin, writer and curator specializing in built heritage and visual art. This online lecture will be live, with questions from the audience. Architectural drawings, models and photographs are crucial for understanding architecture in Wales. However, the records of individual practices have often been at risk of loss and finding and using architectural papers […]

The Jews of Wales

Dr Cai Parry-Jones: Ph.D FRHistS Curator and oral historian specialising in digital and Jewish heritage SYNOPSIS Cai Parry-Jones‘s book  “The Jews of Wales- A History” is a key study of the presence of Jews in Wales over the centuries starting from the 13th century. However, as Parry-Jones shows, there is little mention of Jews in […]

The Novelist Elena Puw Morgan: Rethinking Modernism

The Medical Society of London 11 Chandos Street, London

In association with the Montgomeryshire Society The June Gruffydd Memorial lecture Elena Puw Morgan (1900-73) was a pioneering Welsh-language author of the mid-twentieth century. She is best known today through television adaptations of her two major novels, Y Wisg Sidan / The Silk Gown (1939) and Y Graith / The Scar (1943) on S4C at […]

Wales and the Sea: Some New Archaeological Perspectives

Wales has always been part of an international maritime community, and its marine area covers a larger area than the land. This lecture explores the diversity of this common inheritance, with a focus on the new knowledge coming out of recent archaeological discoveries, including the Viking-age sword guard from The Smalls, the Ann Francis lost at Aberafan in 1583, and the legendary ‘Dollar wreck’ on Rhossili Bay, Gower.

The Significance of the Opposition to the Great War in Wales

In association with the Learned Society of Wales Speaker: Dr Aled Eurig, Senior Lecturer, Department of Business, Swansea University Professor Stuart Cole, CBE, Member of Council, in the chair Venue: Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University Event moved from 12th December - The Society apologises for any inconvenience  this change may have cause.

Welsh Art

Speaker: Peter Lord, Art Historian, formerly at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth. Ceridwen Roberts OBE, Chair of Council, in the chair.

NEWID HINSAWDD SYDYN: DATGELU CYFRINACHAU’R GORFFENNOL

Offices of the Welsh Government 25 Victoria Street, London

Yr Athro Prys Morgan, Llywydd y Gymdeithas, yn y Gadair Names must be given to the  London office in advance so please let ceridwen.roberts@btopenworld.com know if you wish to attend

Joined up thinking for small nations: some personal reflections on the components of prosperity + ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Medical Society of London 11 Chandos Street, London

Professor Prys Morgan, President of the Society, in the chair Followed by: Joined up thinking for small nations: some personal reflections on the components of prosperity Dr Carol Bell is a Director of the Development Bank of Wales, and Chairs its Investment Committee, having built a broad portfolio career since leaving Investment Banking in the […]

EMYR HUMPHREYS AT 100: A RETROSPECTIVE

The Medical Society of London 11 Chandos Street, London

Speaker: Professor M Wynn Thomas OBE, Professor of English and Emyr Humphreys Professor of Welsh Writing in English, Swansea University In the chair: Professor Helen Fulton, Member of Council

FROM DRAINTEWION TO LLANDINAM: THE CREATION OF THE DAVIES FAMILY FORTUNE

The Medical Society of London 11 Chandos Street, London

In association with the Montgomeryshire Society The June Gruffydd Memorial Lecture Speaker: Dr David Jenkins, Honorary Research Fellow, National Museum Wales In the chair: John Jones, Chair of the Montgomeryshire Society Download MP3