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Swansea University is sponsoring Y Babell Lên (The Literary Tent) at the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod from 30 July to 6 August 2022.

Events organised by the University include:

  • Hiwmor Tri Chardi Llengar – Professor Geraint H Jenkins discussing Moc Rogers, Tegwyn Jones and Hywel Teifi. Monday 1 August | 11.15am | Y Babell Lên
  • Dau Lew Mewn Un Ffau – Professor Prys Morgan discussing Henry Lewis and Saunders Lewis in the Department of Welsh, Swansea University. Tuesday 2 August | 11.15 am | Y Babell Lên
  • Cymunedau arloesi yng Nghymru – Dr Gary Walpole, Director of the Circular Economy Innovation Community Project at Swansea University, and Elen Elis, Organiser and Artistic Director of Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru, discussing moving to the circular economy and reducing the carbon footprint of our organisations. Tuesday 2 August | 2.30pm | Cymdeithasau 2
  • Darlith Goffa Hywel Teifi – Catrin Stevens will deliver the Hywel Teifi Memorial Lecture this year talking about the United Will of Women against War: The Appeal of the Women of Wales to the Women of America 1923-24. Wednesday 3 August | 11.15am | Y Babell Lên | Simultaneous translation available
  • Awtopsi Byw – As part of the Royal College of Pathologists’ 60th anniversary, Dr Emyr Benbow from the University of Manchester will conduct a live autopsy guiding us through the process of body examination and why autopsies are done. Wednesday 3 August | 2.30pm | Cymdeithasau 2 | Simultaneous translation available
  • Safbwyntiau’r Dyfodol – Professor Daniel Williams will lead a discussion on the influence of the important series by the University of Wales Press and the content of the latest volume on Welsh drama in the company of Ian Rowlands, Sharon Morgan and Dr Hannah Sams. Thursday 4 August | 10am | Y Babell Lên
  • Wythnos yng Ngefn Gwlad Fydd Y Babell Lên – A discussion between Dr Miriam Elin Jones, Llŷr Titus and Caryl Lewis about Welsh pseudo-scientific literature. Dydd Gwener 5 August| 10am | Y Babell Lên

In addition to the Babell Lên events, a special reception for alumni and friends of the University will be hosted by Professor Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor, and Chancellor Professor Jean Thomas in Platiad at 12pm on Wednesday 3 August. 

There will also be an opportunity to see Swansea University staff and students feature in other sessions across the Maes throughout the week.

On Friday 5 August, Sir Robin Williams, former Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University, will receive the National Eisteddfod's Science and Technology Medal for his lifelong contribution to science. The Medal will be presented at a special ceremony at the Science and Technology Science Village at 2pm.

Browse the Eisteddfod's events programme.

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