Annual Lecture

The first Annual Archives and Special Collections Lecture was delivered by Professor Owen Dudley Edwards in October 2011.

On that day, a precedent was set and since then we have succeeded in delivering a varied and colourful programme of public lectures that appeals to University members and external users alike.

Traditionally, the Archivist has invited speakers who have spent a substantial period of time researching a particular subject at the Archives and Special Collections or who specialise in a subject area of relevance to the department.

In October, this year, we will be welcoming Professor Terence Dooley of Maynooth University, Ireland to Bangor as a guest speaker. He is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates and author of Burning the Big House : The Story of the Irish Country House in a time of war and revolution. The title of his lecture is yet to be confirmed.

Here is a list of previous lectures.

Professor Terence Dooley of Maynooth University, Ireland The title of his lecture is yet to be confirmed 30 October 2024
Dr Gruffudd Antur Rhwng Aberystwyth a Warwick: Llawysgrifau Bangor a Repertory Daniel Huws 4 October 2023
Professor Marged Haycock Golwg newydd ar Ifor Williams (1881-1965) 5 October 2022
Dr Gareth Huws Penrhos : Powerful women and the curious tale of a Knight, a Lord and an Honourable 9 October 2019
Professor Vivien Gardner Miss Marple and the Marquess : piecing together the life of the 5th Marquess of Anglesey 24 October 2018
Huw Edwards Duw a'r Ginshop: hanes cynnar capeli Cymraeg Llundain 24 November 2017
Dr Marian Gwyn The Pennants of Penrhyn in Jamaica : Power, profit and people 2 November 2016
Professor Bill Jones 'Garibaldi', 'Dyn y Bala' ac 'Apostol Mawr Patagonia' : Y Wladfa a'r Wasg Gymreig yn ail hanner y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg 4 November 2015
Sir Deian Hopkin Memory and History : Remembering the First World War in Wales 12 November 2014
Dr Rowan Williams R.S.Thomas, Christianity & Buddhism 11 December 2013
Professor Derec Llwyd Morgan Thomas Parry a Choleg Bangor 17 October 2012
Professor Owen Dudley Edwards Rex versus Sir Roger Casement - The Last Hero 16 October 2011


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