"Wall of my boyhood, Moel Drigarn, Carn Gyfrwy, Tal Mynydd,
In my mind’s independence ever at my back"

Waldo Williams 1904 – 1971 Waldo Goronwy Williams is regarded as a mythical figure. No one who knew him bore a grudge towards him. Whoever spent time in his company would embrace him and treasure every meeting. Young children were always fond of him when he taught them. Some would insist that he possessed the Read the full article…

Upcoming Events

Annual Lecture 2020

Annual Lecture 2020

Because of the uncertainty and the anxiety regarding the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Annual Lecture, due to be held on Friday, September 25, at Bethel Chapel, Mynachlog-ddu, has been cancelled. We hope to invite Menna Elfyn to address us on anoRead More….

Recent Events

Emyr Llywelyn Lecture 2019

Emyr Llywelyn Lecture 2019

‘Waldo’s Religion’ was Emyr Llywelyn’s chosen topic on the occasion of the ninth Annual Cymdeithas Waldo Lecture at Oriel y Parc, St Davids on Friday, September 27. It was Emyr who also delivered the inaugural lecture at Capel Bethel, Mynachlog-ddu, Read More….
Rev Guto Prys ap Gwynfor Lecture 2018

Rev Guto Prys ap Gwynfor Lecture 2018

A profound and comprehensive lecture was delivered by Guto Prys ap Gwynfor at Millin Chapel, near Haverfordwest, on Friday, September 28 placing Waldo very much in the pantheon of history’s rightful nonconformists. He listed him in the tradition of tRead More….
Lecture by Robert Rhys 2017

Lecture by Robert Rhys 2017

Re-building the House
Dr Robert Rhys based his lecture at Capel Hermon, Fishguard, on September 29 2017, to a large extent, on the majestic ode of praise delivered by Waldo on the occasion of honouring D. J. Williams by Plaid Cymru in the same town Read More….
Lecture by Ieuan Wyn 2016

Lecture by Ieuan Wyn 2016

The poems of Waldo Williams are full of eternal hope of a better world. That was the gist of National bard, Ieuan Wyn’s lecture as he delivered the seventh Annual Cymdeithas Waldo Lecture at Llangernyw, near Llanrwst, on the actual date of Waldo’s biRead More….
Lecture by Professor M. Wynn Thomas 2016

Lecture by Professor M. Wynn Thomas 2016

In a lecture delivered in  the village of Rhoscrowther, near Pembroke on 26 May 2016,  Professor M. Wynn Thomas – for the first time in the public arena – dealt with the effect of the anxiety that Waldo Williams suffered as a result of his father’s lRead More….