Monday 22 October 2018, 7:30pm
The festival lecture: Daniel Owen the Politician
Location: Bethesda Chapel, New Street, Mold CH7 1NZ
The lecture this year will be given by Dr Haydn Edwards and his subject is ‘Daniel Owen y gwleidydd’, that is ‘Daniel Owen the politician’.
Daniel Owen was a member of Mold Local Board and the first chairman of the newly-formed Mold Urban District Council. Our speaker can say that, in addition to a long and distinguished career in Education Culture and Heritage in Wales, in his time in Mold he followed Daniel Owen in his role as a councillor.
Before retiring, Haydn was Principal and Chief Executive of Coleg Menai. He has also been Vice-president of the National Museum of Wales and a non executive director of Estyn. At present he is chair of the Board of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and of the advisory board of the National Centre for Learning Welsh. More locally in Anglesey, where he now lives, he is the president of Llangefni Rugby Club and chair of the Oriel Ynys Môn Trust.
Haydn and his family lived in Mold whilst he was working as a research scientist at the North East Wales Institute and he, Jan, Mari, and Rhys have very fond memories of their time in the town. Whilst here, Haydn served on Mold Town Council and was elected mayor in 1983.
His lecture is greatly anticipated.
The Festival Lecture is given in Welsh with simultaneous translation into English.
This event is sponsored by Cymdeithas Wil Bryan