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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.

Professor Marged Haycock of Aberystwyth University will deliver the annual lecture in 2020 on the subject of Sir Ifor Williams (1881-1965), the Welsh scholar from Tregarth and the Professor of Welsh at the University College of North Wales between 1929 and 1965. This lecture will be delivered in Welsh on the 28th of October 2020 in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre.

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