2013 National Eisteddfod

Posted on 30 July 2013
Eisteddfod Procession

Held from the 3rd to the 10th of August in Denbighshire, 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.

As in previous years, the University, alongside the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David, will be sponsoring y Babell Lên (the literary pavilion) and have a number of events and lectures taking place in the venue including the annual Friday lecture and a series of literary conversations.

The events are as follows:

Pabell Lên

14:45 -
 Jane Davidson, Director of the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David’s Institute of Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE) and former  Minister for Environment and Sustainability in Wales, speaks with Catrin Beard about exploring the relationship between literature and the sustainability debate by looking at works of literature through the ‘lens’ of sustainability.

- Writer, poet and musician Dewi Prysor speaks with Catrin beard about his life and work.

- Professor Sioned Davies, Head and Chair of the School of Welsh at Cardiff University, speaks with Catrin Beard about the welsh translations of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’ and the welsh novel

- Author Kate Woodward speaks with Catrin Beard about her book Cleddyf ym Mrwydr yr Iaith?  

-  Held in conjunction with the Learned Society of Wales, and as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of R.S. Thomas’ birth, Professor M. Wynn Thomas, one of the poet’s finest critics and executor of his unpublished literary estate, will present a lecture entitled Old Mother: R. S Thomas and the Church in Wales.

Throughout the week, there will also be a number of events taking place on the University’s stand including readings and conversations with many authors associated with the University of Wales Press, an information session regarding Adduned Cymru -The Wales Pledge, and many other activities and lectures.

There is also the opportunity for members of the University of Wales Alumni Association to come together on the afternoon of Monday the 5th August to meet with staff and each other, and find out more about the Association and the different Sections and Branches in existence.

The University looks forward to welcoming visitors to any of our events throughout the week, and also to our stand.


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