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Academi Hywel Teifi contributes to the Eisteddfod AmGen Programme

Sessions reflecting the range of expertise of Welsh-medium academics

Although the National Eisteddfod in Tregaron this year had to be postponed due to the pandemic, Academi Hywel Teifi was delighted to be able to contribute various sessions to the online Eisteddfod AmGen Festival held from 1-8 August 2020.

Amongst the week's events, Academi Hywel Teifi held various and timely sessions in the virtual Societies, Science and Literature pavilions, reflecting the range of expertise of Welsh-medium academics at Swansea University.

500,000 people joined in the fun online during the week and even more have watched the events on demand since.

You can watch Academi Hywel Teifi's sessions here

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Perspectives on Wales - Citizenship and Identity

Discussion arising from the work of Swansea University scholars who have contributed to the University of Wales Press ‘Safbwyntiau’ (Perspectives’) series - with Dr Gwennan Higham of the Department of Welsh, Dr Simon Brooks of the Morgan Academy, Professor Daniel Williams of the Richard Burton Centre for Welsh Studies, and Plaid Cymru Minister Shadow for Transforming Public Services and the Future, Delyth Jewell MS.

The Post Pandemic University

A discussion on the role and work of universities in the 'new normal' and the impact on Welsh institutions and Welsh-medium higher education - with Dafydd Trystan from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, Alpha Evans from Swansea University Students' Union, and Academi Hywel Teifi Director, Dr Gwenno Ffrancon, chairing.

Remembering Hywel Teifi

A decade since the loss of Professor Hywel Teifi Edwards and the establishment of Academi Hywel Teifi at Swansea University in his honour, an opportunity to evaluate his unique contribution to Welsh scholarship and culture with Professor Geraint H. Jenkins, honorary fellow of Swansea University, Professor M. Wynn Thomas of Swansea University's English Department, Lord Dafydd Wigley and Academi Hywel Teifi director, Dr Gwenno Ffrancon. There is also be an opportunity to enjoy his unparalleled talents as a lecturer by viewing clips from the National Library's archive.

Wales' contribution to beating Covid

A timely talk by Dr Angharad Puw Davies, an infectious disease expert at Swansea University's School of Medicine, on the contributions of scientists and the Welsh population to tackling coronavirus and the challenges we face in trying to battle the pandemic.

Nature and Covid

A talk between the naturalist and honorary fellow of Swansea University, Iolo Williams and Professor Siwan Davies, Head of the Geography Department at Swansea University and international expert on climate change. A timely discussion about the impact of the pandemic on our relationship with nature and how the natural world has responded to the huge social changes that the virus has brought.

The Hywel Teifi Memorial Scholarship

At Llanrwst Eisteddfod last year, a new scholarship was launched to commemorate Hywel Teifi Edwards' unique and valuable contribution to Welsh education and culture and to ensure the continuation of his vision of supporting, developing and enriching Welsh-medium education and research and creating opportunities through the medium of Welsh at national and community level.

The Hywel Teifi Memorial Scholarship will support Welsh-medium postgraduate students wishing to study a field related to Hywel's contribution to Welsh learning and culture.

It was our intention to hold events to raise money for this year's Scholarship during the past months, and to award the first recipient of the Hywel Teifi Memorial Scholarship at the Eisteddfod. With your help we can do that next year, when the Eisteddfod will be held in Tregaron.

If you could contribute £5 a month, which is less than the cost of one cup of coffee a week, we can offer this valuable support to students and help us to operate as an institution that opens the door to a bright future for Welsh speakers , whilst at the same time commemorating Hywel's special contribution to Wales.

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