Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Unique lecture on Scottish referendum by Welsh historian


Wales's most prominent historian is to give a landmark lecture on Scotland's independence referendum at Saith Seren in Chester Street, Wrecsam.

Dr John Davies, of Cardiff, delivered the lecture in Glasgow recently to an appreciative audience.


The lecture, entitled "A historical perspective on Welsh and Scottish politics and why Scotland should vote Yes", is on Youtube but many people in Wales were keen to hear it first hand. Now they'll get the chance with the event starting at 7pm on Tuesday, September 16, just two days before the actual referendum.


Admission to the lecture, which will be in English, is free but people are recommended to reserve seats beforehand by contacting 7seren@gmail.com or 07747 792441.


The event is being organised by Wrecsam says Yes, which supports the independence referendum campaign. A spokesman said:
"John Davies is an entertaining and insightful public speaker and this lecture will be a unique opportunity for fans of Welsh history as well as those interested in the Scottish referendum to hear his historical take on what promises to be a momentous occasion."

 Dr Davies is author of The History of Wales and taught history at University College Wales, Aberystwyth for many years. In 2005 Davies received the Glyndŵr Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Wales during the Machynlleth Festival. He won the 2010 Wales Book of the Year for Cymru: Y 100 lle i'w gweld cyn marw (100 places to see in Wales before you die).

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