The Society

Honorary Presidents:

  • Sister Nora Bosco Costigan
  • Eirwyn George
  • Dr. Mererid Hopwood
  • Emyr Llewelyn

Cymdeithas Waldo Society was established in 2010 with the following aims:

  • Sustain the memory of the life and work of Waldo Williams who is regarded as one of Wales’ most influential poets and a bard of international significance.

    Waldo Williams

  • Promote Waldo Williams’ contribution to the literature and culture of Wales through interpretation and a deeper understanding of his work.
  • Appreciate and promote Waldo Williams’ contribution to pacificism.

The executive committee meets regularly to discuss various projects that are compatible with the chosen aims.

A decision has been made to hold an annual lecture on or around Waldo’s birthday – September 30.

The committee is aware of Waldo’s convictions as a pacifist and Quaker and is keen to draw attention to these facets of his personality without forgetting his passion for cycling.

On-going projects will be featured on this website.

The inaugural annual meeting of Cymdeithas Waldo Society was held on January 23, 2011 at Bethel Vestry, Mynachlog-ddu, Pembrokeshire.

A constitution was adopted and the inaugural officers were appointed:

    • Chairman  –  Cerwyn Davies
    • Vice-chairman – Rachel Phillips James
    • Treasurer – Hefin Parri-Roberts
    • Secretaries – Anna Williams and Alun Ifans
    • Press Officer – Hefin Wyn

If keen to organise an excursion around places associated with Waldo Williams in Pembrokeshire, please contact Hefin Wyn 01437 532236  hefinwyn367@btinternet.com

The late Professor Emeritus R. M. (Bobi) Jones and former Archdruid Jâms Niclas were also Honorary Presidents.