T. James Jones to be Archdruid
T. James Jones, an associate lecturer in the School of Welsh, is the new Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod. T.James Jones, known by his bardic name Jim Parc Nest, will be established in the role in July, at the Proclamation Ceremony of Wrexham Eisteddfod. He will take charge at the National Eisteddfod at Blaenau Gwent in August. Jim Parc Nest will succeed the late Dic Jones.
T. James Jones won the National Eisteddfod Crown twice in 1986 and 1988 before winning the Chair at the National Eisteddfod in Flint in 2007. He was a minister of religion and a lecturer at Trinity College, Carmarthen, before becoming a Script Editor for the Welsh language soap Pobol y Cwm.