2015 National Eisteddfod

Posted on 30 July 2015
Eisteddfod 2014

The University of Wales will once again be at the National Eisteddfod, held this year in Montgomeryshire and the Marches, between the 1st and 8th of August.

In addition to the annual lecture in the Babell Lên, we will be holding a series of ‘Literary Conversations’ from Monday to Thursday, in the company of Catrin Beard, critic of the Prose Medal at last years’ National Eisteddfod, and a familiar face and voice on television and radio.

The events are as follows:

Y Babell Lên (The Literary Pavilion) 

Monday, 12:45 to 13:15 - Eurig Salisbury talks to Catrin Beard about saints in medieval Welsh poetry 

Tuesday, 12:45 to 13:15 - Russell Davies talks to Catrin Beard about the social history of Wales in the period between 1870 and 1948, focusing on the events that shaped twentieth century Wales 

Wednesday, 13:30 to 14:00 - Manon Steffan and Gwydion Wynne talks to Catrin Beard about publishing children's literature 

Thursday, 13:30 to 14:00 - Rhiannon Ifans talks to Catrin Beard about Saint Valentine and Valentine poems from Montgomery 

Friday, 13:30 to 14:15 - University of Wales / University of Wales Trinity Saint David Lecture - Mererid Hopwood: Fuoch chi yng Nghwm Alltcafan? - T Llew Jones, children's poet, the poet of all.

Once again, the University will be sharing the stand with our merger partner the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and throughout the week there will be many events on our stand.

There is an opportunity for members of the University of Wales Alumni Association to come together on the afternoon of Monday the 3rd of August. Running from 1:00-2:00pm at the University stand, it will be an opportunity for Alumni members to come and meet with University staff in an informal setting and discuss any matters or concerns, or simply reminisce about their time at University.

We look forward to welcoming you there.

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