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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.

Due to current circumstances relating to the Coronavirus pandemig there will be no annual lecture in 2020.

Here is a list of former lectures




Professor Owen Dudley Edwards

Rex versus Sir Roger Casement - The Last Hero

16 October 2011

Professor Derec Llwyd Morgan

Thomas Parry a Choleg Bangor

17 October 2012

Dr Rowan Williams

R.S.Thomas, Christianity & Buddhism

11 December 2013

Sir Deian Hopkin

Memory and History : Remembering the First World War in Wales

12 November 2014

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
Dr Marian Gwyn The Pennants of Penrhyn in Jamaica : Power, profit and people 2 November 2016
Huw Edwards Duw a'r Ginshop: hanes cynnar capeli Cymraeg Llundain 24 November 2017
Professor Vivien Gardner Miss Marple and the Marquess : piecing together the life of the 5th Marquess of Anglesey 24 October 2018
Dr Gareth Huws Penrhos : Powerful women and the curious tale of a Knight, a Lord and an Honourable 9 October 2019