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Swansea University is sponsoring Y Babell Lên (The Literary Tent) at the Llŷn ac Eifionydd National Eisteddfod from 5-12 August 2023.

Events organised by the University include:

Alan Llwyd - Prifardd y Prifeirdd | Twm Morys presents an appreciation for Professor Alan Llwyd’s remarkable contribution to Welsh literature. The event will include performances of his work | Monday, 7 August at 11am

Merched yn gwneud radio: peri tarfiad ar y tonfeddi Cymraeg | Dr Non Vaughan-Williams examines the contribution of Marion Griffith Williams and Teleri Bevan to radio| Tuesday, 8 August at 4.30pm

Hywel Teifi Memorial Lecture: Cynnau 'Cannwyll y Byd'?: Lewis Morris a Datblygiad Diwylliant Print yng Nghymru | Dr Eryn White delivers a lecture on the 18th  century Welsh printing press | Thursday, 10 August at 11am

Eisteddfod y Beirdd: Caerwys 1523 | Presentation by Gruffudd Antur and Peredur Lynch to mark the 500th anniversary of the 1523 Caerwys Eisteddfod, the historic eisteddfod where the rules of cynghanedd were established | Thursday, 10 August at 4.30pm

Saunders Lewis, Cymru ac Ewrop | Dafydd Wigley discusses Saunders' vision for Wales' true place in Europe | Friday, 11 August at 11am

Swansea University staff and students will also feature in other sessions on the Maes throughout the week, including Dr Gwennan Higham from the Department of Welsh Language discussing 'Refugees and Welsh Education: Pathways to the language for families' in the Cymdeithasau 2 tent at 3.30pm on Tuesday 8 August. The session will explore what is currently being done and what more needs to be done to support refugee families to access Welsh language education for their children and support them to thrive with Welsh and English as their additional languages.

Dr Gwenno Ffrancon, Director of Academi Hywel Teifi, said: “It’s wonderful to be able to share Swansea University's programme of interesting lectures and presentations, which are the fruit of beneficial collaboration with a number of organisations and friends across Wales. There will be something for everyone in the Babell Lên, I'm sure, and we look forward to extending a warm welcome to everyone.”

For the first time this year, Swansea University's Faculty of Science and Engineering will sponsor the Eisteddfod’s Science and Technology Medal. The Medal is presented to recognise and celebrate an individual's contribution to the field of science and technology through the medium of Welsh. The medal was designed by Delyth Williams, Lecturer in Graphic Design at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, and created by a team within Swansea University's Faculty of Science and Engineering. The winner's name will be announced at a special ceremony in the Science and Technology Village at 2pm on Friday 11 August.

Professor David Smith, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, said: "We are delighted to work in partnership with the Eisteddfod to sponsor and produce the Science and Technology medal. Several highly skilled teams have come together to produce the unique medal using 3D printed metal at the Materials Advanced Characterisation Centre (MACH1). It's been an exciting new venture and we're proud to be part of the celebration of science and technology activities through the medium of Welsh."

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