Programme/Rhaglen  - 2021/2022

(details of some of our past lectures can be seen HERE)

Any last minute changes to the published programme will appear on this page.  In the event of extreme weather, a meeting may be cancelled – please check the website or ask a member of the committee, preferably by phone - Contact details are on the Committee web page.


Evening lecture meetings

at 7.30pm (unless otherwise indicated)

Please note that currently we must ask you to register beforehand by email or phone for meetings, as numbers will be limited. 




January  (Our annual Pub lunch)  CANCELLED

Unfortunately under the current circumstances it has not been possible to arrange our usual New Year get-together. 


Thursday 17 February … Afternoon meeting ...  at 2.30pm

Ro-wen Memorial Hall

Prof John Reynolds

When mountains and lakes move: causes and consequences

John Reynolds is a leading geophysicist and glaciologist, specialising in the geophysical measurement of glaciers and mitigation of glacial hazards. His work as adviser where glacial hazards are a serious risk has taken him to many exotic places, notably Antarctica, the Andes and the Himalayas.


Thursday 24 March

Venue to be announced

Dr Martin Cherry

Houses in North Wales 1400-1600: some new discoveries

Martin Cherry is a former Research Director for English Heritage, with responsibility for listing. He has published widely on vernacular architecture and 19th century church architecture, and is a Trustee of the Discovering Old Welsh Houses group and of the Ancient Monuments Society.


Thursday 21 April

Ro-wen Memorial Hall

Dr Shaun Evans

Landed estates in North Wales: their effects on culture, society and landscape

Shaun Evans has been Director of the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, Bangor University since 2015. Among other roles he is Chairman of the Northeast Wales Heritage Forum and is a Trustee of the Discovering Old Welsh Houses group.


Thursday 26 May

Venue to be announced

Teresa Bodner

Trees, farms, and the uplands – when is a landscape sustainable, and what does that look like in the Conwy Valley?

Teresa Bodner is studying for a PhD in forestry at the Sir William Roberts Centre for Sustainable Land Use, Bangor University. Her research is on the potential for development of forests in UK, work which includes assessing the natural generation of trees in the Carneddau and surrounding area.



Social event or excursion, details to be announced.



Our AGM, details to be announced.


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