April 2019


Reading, Writing, and Collecting: Books and Manuscripts in Wales, 1450-1850: A two-day conference to explore collectors, libraries, and books in Wales.

Brecon Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Brecon, LD3 9DP
Wednesday 24 April 2019 – Thursday 25 April 2019
Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates
Dr Shaun Evans
More information:
Please book here

24th and 25th April 2019

Brecon Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Brecon, LD3 9DP

Brecon Cathedral and Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates are pleased to announce details of a two-day conference to explore reading, collectors, libraries, and books in Wales.

Hosted within the grounds of Brecon Cathedral, in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, the conference will include a public lecture by Dr David Pearson, a public panel session, and a series of exciting talks on a wide range of aspects relating to books and reading in Wales.

A draft programme can be downloaded here after 1 February:

The conference fee is £45 per person.  This includes a lunch on both days, and tea/coffee and Welsh cakes in breaks between sessions.  Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary or access requirements.  There will be a conference dinner on the evening of 24th April in the Cathedral itself.  This will cost an additional £22 and should be booked via the online booking system.

Capacity is limited, so please book your place as soon as possible by visiting Bangor University’s Online Shop 

For further information, please contact booksmanuscriptswales@gmail.com or iswe@bangor.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you.