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 whole 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 to Wales 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 by 

  • Organising and coordinating activities to maintain Hywel's memory and to build on his legacy.
  • Sponsoring an annual commemorative lecture at the National Eisteddfod and a program of cultural events.
  • Funding community programs that are open to all to teach the history, literature and culture of the Welsh 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 Welsh-medium students, research projects and the development of Welsh medium resources at Swansea University.


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 Swansea 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 Welsh nation. 

Your generosity will commemorate the special contribution of Hywel Teifi Edwards to the life of Wales and ensure the continued success of the Academy established in his name. To contribute, you can complete the attached form.