Alumni - Join us at the National Eisteddfod

Posted on 1 August 2013

Held from the 3rd to the 10th of August in Denbigh, The University of Wales will once again have a presence at the upcoming National Eisteddfod, sharing a stand with our merging partner the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David.

Although representatives from the University will be on hand all week to speak with Alumni members, the University has put aside a specific time on the afternoon of Monday the 5th August to focus on our Alumni and in particular the Sections and Branches of the Alumni Association.

Running from 1:00-2:30pm at the University stand, it will be an opportunity for those who are already members of a branch to help facilitate discussions regarding ideas for collaboration, and for Alumni who are passing through to find out more information.

Although it is envisaged that the get-together will be rather informal, there is an opportunity for Alumni members to attend a forum organised by the Classics Section of the Alumni Association prior to the University event. Organised as part of their annual Eisteddfod meeting, it will be a chance to discuss collaborative ideas between Branches and Sections in a more formal setting. 

To be held at 12:00pm in Societies’ Pavilion 1, the Section’s Chairman Mr John Ellis-Jones will first give a talk entitled With pickaxe, shovel and pen: re-forming the past, followed by the forum which should last for 30 minutes. All Alumni members are welcomed to join and it will not only be a great opportunity to hear an interesting and charismatic talk, but it is hoped that the following forum will provide more focus for collaborative ideas ahead of the get-together in the University stand.

The Philosophy Section of the University of Wales Alumni Association will also be holding an event during the Eisteddfod week. On Thursday the 8th August at 11:00am in the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s stand, the Section will be holding the launch event of Cenedligrwydd, Cyfiawnder a Heddwch, a volume of Welsh medium articles discussing various aspects of political philosophy.

Published by Y Lofla Press, the volume is edited by  E. Gwynn Matthews, Section Chair, and includes contributions from Professor Howard Williams, Dr Huw Williams, Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Dr Douglas and Professor Richard Wyn Jones Jones.

Chaired by Dr Meredydd Evans (Honorary President of the Philosophy Section), the event will also feature a speech by Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas entitled Philosophy and the Politician. Refreshments will be served.

The University looks forward to welcoming all Alumni members who are attending the National Eisteddfod to the stand, whether it is during the specific get-together on the Monday afternoon, or at any other time in the week.


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