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Wales in 100 Objects

Friday 29 March 2019

at 7.30pm

Norton Village Hall

7 Norton Avenue


Swansea SA3 5TP

Tickets £12 including a light supper (BYO drinks). Available from Sarah Lever:

A new TAM talk

Images: Gomer Press

An illustrated talk by Andrew Green, Director of Library Services at Swansea University (1992–1998) and Librarian of the National Library of Wales (1998–2013), in which he will present his selection of the one hundred most significant objects in Welsh history. His recently published book Wales in 100 Objects (Gomer Press 2018, published both in English and in Welsh as Cymru Mewn Can Gwrthrych) brings history to life, evoking key moments in Wales’ past through tangible, physical artefacts. The objects, which Andrew chose with the help of librarians, museum and gallery curators, and other experts, range from the ancient to the very recent, including items such as an iron sword dating from 1st century AD Roman rule, the earliest known copy of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, and Raspberry Pi, the revolutionary coding computer for children first produced in Wales. All are represented by Rolant Dafis’ stunning photography, and given context by Andrew’s brief but fact-filled essays.

“The past of Wales matters. It helps us understand how we got here, and how to interpret what we can still see around us. It might even help us imagine the future.”