Learned Society of Wales at the National Eisteddfod

The following are events taking place at the National Eisteddfod involving Fellows.
3-11 August 2018

Sunday 5 August

Celebrating the life of Bobi Jones
14:15, Literary Pavilion
E Wyn James, Helen Prosser, Eleri James and John Emyr celebrate the life of writer and scholar Bobi Jones.

Monday 6 August

Paul Robeson and the Eisteddfod
12:45, Literary Pavilion
Celebrating Paul Robeson and his affinity with the Welsh miners and the National Eisteddfod of Wales – Catrin Beard, Mererid Hopwood & Ashok Ahir.

Climate Change: the facts and the effects
14:30, Societies 1
Professor Siwan Davies, Swansea University delivers the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Science lecture.

Annual Lecture for the Theological Dept of the University of Wales
15:00, Societies 2
Professor D Densil Morgan delivers the Annual Lecture for the Theological Dept of the University of Wales.

Literature Wales: Welsh Book of the Year 2018
15:30, Literary Pavilion
An opportunity to hear the winning authors discuss their successful volumes and read their work.

Tuesday 7 August

Sex, Sects and Society: ‘Pain and Pleasure’, a Social History of Wales and the Welsh, 1870-1945
10:30, Societies 2
Catrin Beard asks Russell Davies about his pioneering volume in a special session to launch Sex, Sects and Society: ‘Pain and Pleasure: A Social History of Wales and the Welsh, 1870-1945

The Crown: a reading from the winning poem
12:00, Llannerch Stage
Come along and hear more about this year’s Crown competition with the critics and winner – if there is a winner! With Professor Christine James.

A parliament that works for Wales
16:00, Societies 1
The session will provide an opportunity to learn more about, and discuss views on, the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform – including increasing the numbers of AMs, introducing a more proportional electoral system, and lowering the minimum voting age for National Assembly elections. Led by Professor Laura McAllister, Professor of Public Policy and the Governance of Wales, Cardiff University.

Wales after Brexit
16:30, Societies 2
Brexit’s effect on law, politics and the nationality of Wales chaired by Sir Roderick Evans QC Pro-Chancellor Swansea University, accompanied by Keith Bush CF, Dr Simon Brooks and Dr Angharad Closs Stephens.

Two brothers and their upbringing in Cardiff
17:30, Societies 1
Professor Prys Morgan talks about growing up in Cardiff with his brother, the late former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, in the annual Barn lecture.

Wednesday 8 August

Book Launch: Theologia Cambrensis: Protestant Religion and Theology in Wales: Volume 1: From Reformation to Revival, 1588-1760 (Wales University Press)
11:00, The University of Wales Trinity Saint David Stand
Chair: Y Parchg Euros Wyn Jones, Speakers: Yr Athro Ceri Davies FLSW, Dr Robert Pope.
11.30 am – 8 August, Cymdeithasau 1
Professor Katie Gramich, Cardiff University discusses ghosts in Welsh literature – from Kate Roberts to Mihangel Morgan. A lecture on the use of the trope of ghosts in a selection of modern Welsh literature, suggesting that writers use spectrality to explore contemporary issues in Welsh society, including gender, sexuality, and issues of property and belonging.
The Communist Party of Great Britain and the National Question in Wales
12:00, Llannerch Stage
An opportunity to discuss the book The Communist Party of Great Britain and the National Question in Wales with the author, Douglas Jones at the University of Wales Press session.
Cennad: Menna Elfyn’s new book
12:45, Literary Pavilion
Catrin Beard discusses Professor Menna Elfyn’s autobiography.

A century of Labour: understanding elections in Wales
13:00, Cardiff University Tent
Discussion about his forthcoming book. Professor Roger Awan-Scully of Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre will explore why Labour’s dominance in Wales has proven so enduring, despite the reasons for the party’s rise having long since disappeared.

Department of Theology Annual Lecture, University of Wales Alumni
13:30, Societies 2
Theologia Cambrensis: the history of theology in Wales between the Protestant Reformation and the Evangelical Reformation, 1588 to 1760, with Professor D Densil Morgan.

Morgan Watkin: 1878 – 1970 & Lenin & Lloyd George
17:30, Societies 1
With Nia Watkin Powell & Professor Prys Morgan: Camrian Archaeological Society.

Thursday 9 August

Back in Time to the Middle Ages
11:00, Children’s Literature Festival
What was it like to live in the Middle Ages? Was life different from today? Mererid Hopwood will have the answers to your questions, and much more.

Thomas Parry and Enid Picton Davies’ Love Affair
11:00, Literary Pavilion
Derec Llwyd Morgan traces the love affair between Enid Picton Davies and Thomas Parry in Cardiff ninety years ago. Hywel Teifi Edwards Memorial Lecture.

The 1868 Election and its effect on Wales and its people
13:30, Societies 2
Professor Prys Morgan discusses.

Language Planning 1993-2018: International Tendencies
14:45, Societies 3
Professor Colin Williams delivers Cynllunwyr Iaith Cymru’s annual lecture.

Friday 10 August

Justice in Wales
12:00, Societies 2
A panel of leading lawyers in Wales take part in a discussion on the future of the justice system, led by Professor Richard Wyn Jones of the Wales Governance Centre.
Women in Marble: Cardiff. Who else?
13:00, Societies 1
Helen Mary Jones, Dr Elin Jones, Dr Sian Rhiannon Williams, Professor Jane Aaron and Non Vaughan Williams discuss which women deserve to be commemorated as sculptures in our capital city. Sara Huws will be chairing.