NEW! Lloyd George
Course Number: K0703
Date: 26 July to 28 July 2019
Course Leader/s: Steve Cliffe
Lloyd George grew up in the tiny Tremadoc Bay village of Llanystumdwy, at the cottage home of his Uncle Lloyd, baptist pastor and village shoemaker. We will explore the David Lloyd George Museum and see rare footage of LG speaking, walk the woods where he gathered kindling as a boy, see the river where he fished and the simple grave where he lies buried.
16.30 Arrival and registration
19.40 Evening introductory lecture with slideshow on the life of Lloyd George from his childhood in the village of Llanystumdwy, his early career as a local Liberal and country attorney, to his national fame as a campaigning outspoken radical, a ground-breaking chancellor who 'robbed the rich to give to the poor' and finally as a war winning Prime Minister.
09.15 Visit to David Lloyd George Museum Llanystumdwy, his childhood cottage and Uncle Lloyd's cobblers shop 'the village Parliament.' We will see pathe newsreel and some private film of Lloyd George in the film theatre here. A short walk away is the grave in woods above the River Dwyfor where LG lies buried beneath a stone from the river. The river runs alongside a gentle path through the woods, where LG fished as a boy.
17.30 Evening lecture to be confirmed: Twm Elias on Snowdonia or ‘the magic of Lloyd George' by Steve Cliffe
09.30 Visit to Llanfrothen churchyard to discuss the burial case, which first brought LG to national attention and secured his nomination for the Parliamentary seat. Admire magnificent mountain scenery and perhaps take short stroll with description of land reclamation in the Glaslyn estuary.
13.00 Lunch at Plas and then depart
Course taught through the medium of English