RIAH's annual series of free public lectures brings the best of Arts and Humanities research from Swansea and beyond to new, non-academic audiences: policy-makers, opinion formers, the general public.

Academic researchers from Swansea and other institutions are joined by leading public figures - politicians, film-makers, journalists, social commentators - in a diverse programme designed to link traditional academic research with contemporary issues and debates.

RIAH thin image bar

Monday 29 September 2014 at 6.30 pm

Leighton Andrews AM

‘Ministering to Education’

an event in association with Parthian Books

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University

Read more >>>

Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 6.30 pm

‘Gang Wars, Opium Dens, and a Surrogacy Clinic'

Tishani Doshi talks with Fflur Dafydd about the challenges of reinterpreting the Mabinogion 

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University

Read more >>>

17-21 November 2014

‘Rediscovering Dylan’

- part of the UK Festival of Humanities, will showcase the very best of Swansea University’s research excellence using the work of the iconic Dylan Thomas as a focal point.  The programme of events at Swansea is available to view here.

The full UK programme can be viewed on the festival website:  http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/rediscovering-dylan/.

Monday 17 November 2014 at 6.30 pm

Prof Tudur Hallam (Swansea)

‘“Curse, bless, me now”: Dylan Thomas and Saunders Lewis'

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University

Tuesday 18 November 2014 at 6.30 pm

Prof John Goodby (Swansea)

Inaugural Lecture:  ‘“Clap its great blood down”:  editing The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas:  A New Centenary Edition’  

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University

Thursday 4 December 2014 at 6.30 pm

Professor Alan Llwyd (Swansea)

Inaugural Lecture:  'Creu ar Gynghanedd'
[‘Writing poetry through the strict-metre system’ (delivered in Welsh, with simultaneous translation)]

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University

Read more >>>

Thursday 29 January 2015 at 6.30 pm

Professor Liz Herbert-McAvoy (Swansea)

Inaugural Lecture:  'Women’s Visions, Visionary Women'

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University.

Read more >>>

Thursday 19 March 2015 at 6.30 pm

The Rt Hon Peter Hain MP

'ISIL Terror, Islam and  the West's Response'

Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University.

Read more >>>

Thursday 30 April 2015 at 6.30 pm

Yr Athro | Professor Daniel Williams (Abertawe | Swansea)

'Un Genedl! Pa Genedl?  Cymathu Cymru, o Shakespeare i Miliband'
[‘One Nation! Which Nation? Assimilating Wales from Shakespeare to Miliband’ (delivered in Welsh, with full English version delivered instantaneously via headphones)]

Darlithfa Wallace, Adeilad Wallace, Prifysgol Abertawe
Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University

Darllen fwy>>> 

Read more >>>

Date to be rearranged

Prof David Bewley-Taylor (Swansea)

Inaugural Lecture:  ‘Drugs and Afghanistan: Enduring Dilemmas'

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University

(This lecture, originally schedule for 14 May, is to be rescheduled.  Please keep checking for updates.)