Hay Festival 2021: Celebrating Raymond Williams writings


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Actor and activist Michael Sheen will join the professor Professor Daniel G. Williams and Member of the Senedd Leanne Wood, to discuss the life, work, and continued relevance of Raymond Williams, as a new centenary edition of his collected writings on Wales are published. Michael Sheen says, "Who Speaks for Wales is a truly landmark publication. It has had a profound effect on me and on countless others. The new afterword to this expanded centenary edition shows how Raymond Williams’ thinking is as important and relevant today as it has ever been." Williams noted that Welsh history testifies to a "quite extraordinary process of self-generation and regeneration, from what seemed impossible conditions." This discussion, ranging from 1920s Pandy to wartime Paris, from Extinction Rebellion to Yes Cymru, will be conducted with his words in mind.


This event will be pre-recorded but Professor Williams will be live on the chat to answer questions during the event, and for 15 minutes afterwards. Here are the event details...


Hay Festival

LUNCHTIME LECTURE SERIES 4: WHO SPEAKS FOR WALES? RAYMOND WILLIAMS AT 100

with Michael Sheen, Professor Daniel G. Williams and Leanne Wood MS

Join us online: Sunday 30 May 2021, 1pm – 1.50pm BST

Virtual venue: Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage


To find out the full programme and register for this particular event, click here.

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