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Sir John Rhys Memorial Lectures

In 1924 the Academy was given the proceeds of an appeal fund to set up a ‘memorial’ for the late Sir John Rhys FBA. The Academy decided that the memorial would take the form of a ‘lecture, or paper, or monograph on a Welsh or other Celtic theme’. The lecture was first delivered in 1925.

List of Sir John Rhys Memorial Lectures delivered since 1961.
Click on the blue links for outputs from the lectures or event information.
(Note: the published texts of the 1965-1999 lectures, and those from 2013 onwards are available open access; the texts of the 2001-2010 lectures are not available open access.)

2016  Cúchulain in the General Post Office: Gaelic revival, Irish rising, by Joep Leerssen (text)

2013  Britain and the beginning of Scotland, by Dauvit Broun (text | video)

2010  More than ‘skimble-skamble stuff’: the Medieval Welsh Poetry Associated with Owain Glyndwr, by Gruffydd Aled Williams (text | text extract | audio)

2009  Gaelic in Medieval Scotland: Advent and Expansion, by Thomas Owen Clancy (text)

2007  Celtic Origins, the Western and the Eastern Celts, by Wolfgang Meid (text)

2005  What is Cornwall? by Charles Thomas (event information)

2003  Thinking in Threes: The Triad in Early Irish Literature, by Fergus Kelly (text | audio)

2001  After Glyn Dwr: An Age of Reconciliation? by Ralph A Griffiths (text)

1999  Scottish Gaelic Traditional Songs from the 16th to the 18th Century, by Derick S Thomson (text)

1995  Wales’s Second Grammarian: Dafydd Ddu of Hiraddug, by R Geraint Gruffydd (text)

1992  The Genetics of Celtic Populations, by Walter F Bodmer (text)

1991  The Folk and the Gwerin: The Myth and the Reality of Popular Culture in 19th-Century Scotland and Wales, by Christopher Harvie (text)

1989  The Welsh and the Irish before the Normans — Contact or Impact, by D Simon Evans (text)

1987  Celtic Art: Expressiveness and Communication through 2500 Years, by E M Jope (text)

1985  Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin, The Black Book of Carmarthen, by A O H Jarman (text)

1983  Religion and Welsh Literature in the Age of the Reformation, by Glanmor Williams (text)

1981  The Dating of Middle Irish Texts, by Gearóid Mac Eoin (text)

1979  Regnum and Sacerdotium: Notes on Irish Tradition, by Proinsias Mac Cana (text)

1977  The Labyrinth of Continental Celtic, by D Ellis Evans (text)

1975  New Light on the Ancient Celts, by Léon Fleuriot

1973  The Welsh Latin Chronicles: Annales Cambriae and Related Texts, by Kathleen Hughes (text)

1971  The Court Poet in Medieval Ireland, by J E Caerwyn Williams (text)

1969  The Study of Manx Gaelic, by R L Thomson (text)

1967  The Black Book of Carmarthen ‘Stanzas of the Graves’, by Thomas Jones (text)

1965  The Colonization of Brittany from Celtic Britain, by Nora K Chadwick (text)

1963  Literary Creation and Irish Historical Tradition, by Brian Ó Cuív

1961  The Welsh Metrical Treatise attributed to Einion Offeiriad, by Thomas Parry

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