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Forthcoming Events ¦ Digwyddiadau ar Gyrraedd
Highlights of the Autumn/ Winter programme include:
- 6.30pm Monday 2 December 2013, the British Academy, Carlton Terrace, London
Grey Gowrie will consider R S Thomas as an Anglican or, as Thomas would prefer, an episcopalian poet, and place him in the context of other poets unfazed by the devotional: T S Eliot, John Betjeman, W H Auden and Geoffrey Hill. He will illustrate his talk with readings from R S Thomas.
Chaired by Dr Rowan Williams FLSW FBA
Followed by a reception from 7.15pm
- 7.00pm Friday 6 December 2013, Faraday Lecture Theatre, Swansea University
Why would chapels need champions? Because they have very few friends in high places. Our cultural and heritage chiefs appear to be castle, cathedral and country house obsessives. This needs to change.
In this free public lecture, Huw Edwards will argue that the importance of chapels in our national story needs to be:
- properly recognised
- embraced with enthusiasm
- promoted as a positive story rather than a negative one.
Reception from 6.30pm
- 6.00pm Monday 9 December 2013, James Callaghan Lecture Theatre, Swansea University
Margaret Haig Thomas, the second Viscountess Rhondda (1883-1958) was a woman of many parts. A Welsh suffragette who also played a key role in extending the vote to younger women in the 1920s, she held important posts in Wales and England during the First World War and was later instrumental in securing a seat for female peers in the House of Lords. She became a leading industrialist and founded and edited the highly influential weekly paper Time and Tide. It dazzled British society with its cutting-edge perspectives and literary contributors.
This talk looks at how Lady Rhondda chose to present herself, considers how contemporaries and others have viewed her and suggests how her remarkable story might be re-presented.
With book launch and wine reception from 5.15pm
- 17 December 2013, in Cardiff University
Chemistry and Light, the Inaugural Learned Society of Wales Christmas Lecture, by Dr Peter Douglas, Swansea University
- 14 January 2014, in Cardiff University