Hywel Teifi Memorial Fund

Hywel Teifi Memorial Fund

Academi  Hywel Teifi was established in 2010 as a tribute to Professor Hywel Teifi Edwards to ensure his work as a scholar and as a champion for Welsh language, literature and culture. Hywel Teifi spent his academic career at Swansea University, and the aim of the Academi is to maintain his vision of supporting, increasing and enriching Welsh-medium education and research provision and promoting collaboration, enterprise and creating opportunities through the medium of the Welsh language at a national and community level.

Hywel Teifi made a unique contribution as a scholar, historian, author, broadcaster and communicator, and a perceptive and vibrant interpreter of our culture. Academi Hywel Teifi wants to ensure that this work will continue to inspire and influence future generations.

  • Activities are organised and coordinated to maintain the memory of Hywel and to build on the endowment that he left behind.
  • We sponsor an annual commemorative lecture at the National Eisteddfod and a program of cultural events.
  • The Academi funds community programs that are open to all in south west Wales to learn about the history, literature and culture of their locality and their nation.

To secure further growth in the Academi’s work, the Hywel Teifi Memorial Fund was set up in 2012 by Huw Edwards at the Bro Morgannwg National Eisteddfod, to raise additional income to support projects and provide Welsh-medium resources.


How to Support? 

We believe that education should transform the lives of young people in Wales, develop our communities and enrich our nation. You can help us achieve this goal by ensuring that Academi's work continues to develop and expand for the benefit of Welsh-medium students and the Welsh language, literature and culture of South West Wales and all of Wales. Your support will help us achieve our goals, making a difference to the generations that will help us shape the future of the region and the country. 

Your generosity will commemorate the special contribution of Hywel Teifi Edwards into the life of Wales and ensure the continued success of promoting and developing the Academy's vision established in its name. To contribute, you can complete the attached form.