Lecture Celebrates Life of Significant Scholar

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and The Learned Society of Wales will hold the first in a series of annual lectures next month. The lecture will acknowledge Edward Lhuyd’s vast contribution to various aspects of Welsh intellectual life.

Professor Brynley F. Roberts will deliver the first lecture at Y Drwm, National Library of Wales on Tuesday 19 November 2013 at 5:30pm.

The lecture will note one of Wales’ brightest scholars’ contribution and will be an important step in strengthening our universities’ Welsh language academic community.

Choosing former Librarian of the National Library of Wales, Professor Brynley F Roberts to open the series with his lecture ‘Ar Drywydd Edward Lhwyd’ was a natural choice as he has published extensively on Edward Lhyud in the past.

The lectures will focus on various subjects each year. Next year’s lecture will be based on a current theme and delivered by Professor Siwan Davies of Swansea University’s College of Science who will share her expertise on global warming.

Dr Ioan Matthews, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s Chief Executive said: ‘‘As an academic institution, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol works with many external partners and we are glad to be able to count The Learned Society of Wales as a new partner. The lecture will offer an additional way of sharing research by some of our most prominent academics and we look forward to seeing both the lecture and partnership flourish over the years.’’

Dr Lynn Williams, Chief Executive and Secretary of The Learned Society of Wales concluded: ‘‘The Society is glad to work in partnership with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. The series of annual lectures will highlight our Welsh academics’ indisputable excellence. It’s appropriate that one of the Society’s Fellows, Professor Brynley Roberts CBE DLitt FLA FLSW will deliver the first lecture of the series. We look forward to a special evening this year and seeing the partnership develop further in future.’’

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