Programme

A series of lectures by prominent speakers are held on the second Wednesday of the month, from September to May starting at 7.30pm (access from 7.00pm).  These are held at St Edward’s Church, Westville Road, Pen-y-lan, Cardiff. CF23 5DE (at the junction of Blenheim Road).

In June and July each year the Society embarks on a series of visits to historic places in Cardiff and surrounding areas.   

 

Winter 2022-2023 Lecture Programme

 

WEDNESDAY 12th OCTOBER 2022

Newtown & the Irish in Cardiff.

Mike Crocker

plus SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER at 11 o’clock from the Novotel Hotel

Newtown Guided Heritage Walk – advance registration essential

 

SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER 2022   5.30 – 7.00pm

Branching Out: Professional Storyteller, Pat Ryan, will be giving a performance for adults in Roath; drawing upon his extensive repertoire, and the Stories from the Past, anthology of tree-related folktales, legend and myths.

 

WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2022

The Lieutenancy

Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Mrs Morfudd Meredith

 

WEDNESDAY 14th DECEMBER 2022

The life and times of Charles Oswald Williams of Stacey Road, Cardiff and his contribution to the “Golden Age of Magic”.

Steve Sanders

 

WEDNESDAY 11th JANUARY 2023

Master Mariner, Ship Owner & Philanthropist: the life of Sir William Reardon Smith 1856-1935.

Dr David Jenkins

 

WEDNESDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2023

Letter from America: Welsh Emigrants and their Correspondence in the 19th Century.

Professor Bill Jones

 

WEDNESDAY 8th MARCH 2023

The History of the Church in Wales & the Role of John Sankey.

Norman Doe

 

WEDNESDAY 12th APRIL 2023

Shepherding & Sheep since the Bronze Age.

Penny Roberts BSc Agric

 

WEDNESDAY 10th MAY 2023

The Newport Transporter Bridge.

Emma Newrick – Heritage & Culture Manager

 

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Downloadable version of the 2022-2023 Winter Lecture Programme


Past Events

To jog our memories of some excellent past events and speakers and provide a resource to others, we have preserved copies of  R.L.H.S. Past Programme