Spies and Troublemakers in South Wales - Aled Eirug tells the story of how British intelligence agencies targeted peace and labour activists in South Wales during the First World War. - A free public lecture at Swansea University on 9 March 2017.

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Aled Eirug Davies - lectAled Eirug Davies will give a public lecture at Swansea University on Thursday 9 March 2017.

The lecture will be entitled 'Spies and Troublemakers - the Anti-War movement in Wales during the Great War’.

The lecture describes the extent of the anti-war movement in Wales and reveals the activities of police and intelligence agents to repress and persecute these activists. It also reveals the in-fighting between intelligence agencies and Lloyd George's vital role in the battle for the loyalty of Wales for the war effort. 

The lecture is sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales as part of its Wales Studies project in association with the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Swansea University.

The Society’s Inaugural Vice President (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences), Professor M. Wynn Thomas said:  ‘There is a moral, as well as a physical, courage. It is therefore fitting we remember those in World War One who faced persecution because their religious or political beliefs prevented them from serving at the Front.’

Date:  Thursday 9 March 2017 at 6.30 pm.

Light refreshments will be available before the lecture from 6.00 pm.

Venue:  Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP.

Learned Society of WalesEveryone is welcome and admission is free

Enquiries:  riah@swansea.ac.uk