A chance to learn more about new research about the author Kate Roberts.

Visitors to the Bangor University stall at the National Eisteddfod will have the opportunity to learn more about the work and life of Wales’ “queen of literature” this year.

On Friday, August 10, Canolfan Treftadaeth Cae’r Gors, the original home of author Kate Roberts, will be presenting two lectures, in conjunction with the School of Welsh at Bangor University.

The first lecture, Cymraeg y Ciari-dyms: chwilio am y gwirionedd ynghylch sefyllfa’r iaith yn hen ardal Kate, will be presented by Gwenllian Mair Williams, a postgraduate student at the School of Welsh, at 10am at the Bangor University stall.

Diane Jones, a PhD student at the School of Welsh, will also be presenting a lecture - Kate Roberts a’r Ddrama – codi’r Llen. Canolfan Dreftadaeth Cae'r Gors has been working on a project with Diane, under the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships programme (KESS), to ensure that the house and history of one of the foremost Welsh-language authors of the twentieth century is brought to life for visitors and schoolchildren alike.

Diane, originally from Dyffryn Nantlle, said: “I am very proud to be taking part in the Eisteddfod on behalf of Cae’r Gors, and I am looking forward to sharing my research into the work of Kate Roberts. Seeing as Kate was a student of Bangor University and was a regular visitor to the National Eisteddfod it feels like a tradition is being maintained.”

Publication date: 2 August 2012