Science, Culture, Society - 22 June, 2012, National Waterfront Museum

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A one-day symposium on the pivotal role of the Dillwyn dynasty in nineteenth century life: from Anti-Slavery and transatlantic trade to ground-breaking early photography, from feminist literature and pioneering industrial fiction to nation-building politics.

Over 100 people registered for this event.  For a write-up of the day, visit the CREW Blog.  An opening address was delivered by Edwina Hart MBE OStJ AM, Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science.  The full text of her speech may be read here or downloaded as a pdf here: Edwina Hart Address & Biography

Dr David Painting's lecture on The Dillwyn Dynasty may be downloaded.  Copyright remains with Dr Painting.

A copy of the Dillwyn Day Programme may be downloaded as a pdf.

Download a Dillwyn Day Flier

Organised by Dr Kirsti Bohata (CREW) and Dr Sarah Morse (Executive Officer, Learned Society of Wales) with financial support from CREW, LSW and the ARHC. Thanks to the National Waterfront Museum and Swansea Museum.


Dr David Painting, The Dillwyn Dynasty

Professor Chris Evans (University of Glamorgan) 'William Dillwyn and the emergence of anti-slavery in the age of the American Revolution'

Mr Richard Morris, FRPS ‘Pioneering Photography: John Dillwyn Llewelyn’

Professor Iwan Morus (Aberystwyth University) 'Respectable Knowledge: Science for Polite Victorian Society’

Dr Kirsti Bohata (Swansea University) ‘“A Man of Business”: Amy Dillwyn – Industrialist and Industrial Novelist’

Professor Prys Morgan  (Emeritus, Swansea University) 'Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn and Welsh Radicalism’

Image of Dillwyn Day lecture

Image of Dillwyn Day lecture