Merfyn Williams Memorial Lecture
This year’s Merfyn Williams Memorial Lecture, will be held at Plas Tan y Bwlch on the 2nd of November at 7.30 p.m. The lecture will be delivered through the medium of Welsh by Dr John H Davies, on the theme o “Rocks and Communities – an Insight to the Geology of Snowdonia”.
The series of Merfyn Williams Memorial Lectures was established in October, 2008.
Merfyn Williams (1949-2007) was a lecturer and former principal of Plas Tan y Bwlch Study Centre. He gave an active life of service to promoting understanding of Snowdonia and the Welsh countryside and to campaigning for the environment, communities and heritage.
The lectures will be held through the mediums of Welsh and English in alternate years, in order to ensure as wide a range as possible of themes and contributors.
Should you wish to purchase a copy of any of our previous lectures, contact Plas Tan y Bwlch on 01766 772600
2008 Lecture: ‘Y Llenor a’i Fro Gynefin’ [‘The Literateur and his Habitat’] by Professor Gwyn Thomas
2009 Lecture: ‘Ironworking in Meirioneth from prehistory to the 18th century’ by Peter Crew
2010 Lecture: 'Mewn Gwasgod o Fynydd' ['In the Shelter of a Mountain'] by Bob Morris
2011 Lecture: 'The Archaeology of Gwynedd Slate: Flesh on the Bones' by Michael Lewis
2012 Lecture: 'Enwau Lleoedd yn ein Barddoniaeth' ['Place Names in out Literature'] by Ieuan Wyn
2013 Lecture: 'Anjou & Gwynedd: Slate Landscapes' by David Gwyn
2014 Lecture: 'Rhai o Feirdd Gwlad Eryri' [A few of Snowdonia's country poets] by Bleddyn Huws
2015: No Lecture
2016 Lecture: 'Straeon Rygbi Gogledd-Orllewin Cymru' [North West Wales Ruby Tales] by Arthur Tomos