11.00 am Wednesday January 30th

Billy Thomas, Boxing's Phar Lap


Roy Smith

The story of Deri Boxer Billy Thomas' boxing career in Australasian 1929-32.

After Lunch (1.30 pm) Wednesday January 30th

Looking around Wales, Life as a tour guide


Audrey Griffiths

Lunch can be purchased at Llancaiach Fawr. You can attend either or both the talks. 


7.00 pm Wednesday February 27th

“Not quite like you and me now”


Dr Elin Jones

A look at the history of mental illness


Saturday March 23rd


9.15 - Arrival, registration of delegates : (Tea/coffee available for purchase from 08.45)

10.00 - Welcome and introduction

10.05 - Lord Protector Williams? Oliver Cromwell and Wales   Dr. Lloyd Bowen, Cardiff University

11.05-11.10 - Changeover

11.10 - Lady Llanofer’s international friends: Indian nabobs, Polish princes and German scholars in Wales   Dr. Marion Loeffler, Cardiff University

12.10-13.20 - Light Buffet Lunch

13.30 -Collecting Welsh Place Names/Casglu Enwau Lleoedd Cymru   Dr. James January-McCann, RCAHMW

14.30 - 14.45 Short break/Changeover

14.45 -Visualising South Wales’s Synagogues: An Architectural and Social History   Dr. Cai Parry-Jones, Digital Collections Manager RHS Lindley Library, London

15.45 Conference Ends
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7.00 pm Wednesday March 27th

Merthyr Tydfil in the nineteenth century


Joe England



7.00 pm Wednesday April 24th

Zephaniah Williams


Les James

The life of Chartist Leader Zephaniah Williams 


7.00 pm Wednesday May 29th

Pantywaun, a lost community


Annie Owen



7.00 pm Wednesday June 26th


followed by

Dr Stuart Broomfield

who will talk about the fortune and fate of those involved in the story of Llewelyn Bren


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