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7.00 pm Wednesday June 26th
Please come early - there will be tea/coffee from 6.00 pm and a cake for Fred Holley's 90th Birthday

AGM

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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The society has no meetings in July/August
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2019-2020

7.00 pm Wednesday September 25th

Zephaniah Williams

by

Les James

The story of a Chartist campaigner, who was one of the leaders of the Newport Rising of 1839.

Gelligaer volume 26 will be launched at this meeting.

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7.00 pm Wednesday October 30th

Title to be confirmed

by

Huw Williams

 

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7.00 pm Wednesday November 27th

Patagonia, where Welsh meet Spanish, 1865-2019

by

Carwyn Hughes

Migrating from Wales to Argentina

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7.00 pm Wednesday December 11th

A Winter Medley - Short portraits of Decembers Past, a light-hearted quiz and raffle

Informal evening with tea/coffee and seasonal refreshments

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11.00 am Wednesday January 9th 2020

A Merthyr Miscellany

11.00 am             Carolyn Jacob

Lunch break (lunch can be purchased at Llancaiach Fawr)

1.30 pm'ish         Steve Brewer


Details of talks to be announced

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7.00 pm Wednesday February 26th

The Life and Times of Elaine Morgan

by

Daryl Leeworthy

Elaine Morgan OBE, FRSL (7 November 1920 – 12 July 2013), was a Welsh writer for television and the author of several books on evolutionary anthropology, especially the aquatic ape hypothesis. The Descent of Woman, The Aquatic Ape, The Scars of Evolution, The Descent of the Child, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis and The Naked Darwinist (2008) discuss the reception of aquatic scenarios in academic literature. She also published Falling Apart and Pinker's List. In 2016, she was named one of "the 50 greatest Welsh men and women of all time" in a press survey.

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Saturday March 21st


Annual Conference

Details to be announced
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7.00 pm Wednesday March 25th

A Victorian Valleys Village School

by

Roger Evans

The story of the first five years of Ynysddu Board School (1877-81) in the lower Sirhowy Valley, based on the recently-discovered School Log Book.

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7.00 pm Wednesday April 29th

To be announced

 

 

 

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7.00 pm Wednesday May 27th

Gelligaer Parish lecture – speaker and title to be announced

 

 

 

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7.00 pm Wednesday June 24th

AGM

 

 

 

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