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Student wins Chair for the second time


Llyr Gwyn Lewis

Llŷr Gwyn Lewis has won the Chair at the 2011 Urdd Eisteddfod in Swasnea. This is the second year running that Llŷr, a postgraduate student at the School of Welsh, has won the competition. Under the nom de plume Gwydion, Llŷr wrote love poems about the flame between two lovers. He noted that the poems were inspired by a line by the poet Waldo Williams which talks of Swansea as a flame.   

Llŷr studied for a degree in Welsh and English literature at Cardiff University before following a master’s degree in Celtic Studies at Oxford University. He is now on his first year of study for a PhD, comparing the works of T. Gwynn Jones and W. B. Yeats. Llŷr is also a member of poetry team Y Waun Ddyfal and contributes to some undergraduate module at the School of Welsh.

Congratulations to Anni Llŷn Parri who came third in the competition for the Crown and to Gwilym Dwyfor Parry who was awarded second place in the competition for the Drama Medal. Both are former students of the School of Welsh and studied for a BA in Welsh before following the Creative Writing route of the MA in Welsh. Congratulations also to Aelwyd Y Waun Ddyfal for their remarkable success on the Eisteddfod stage winning a whole host of competitions including both choral competitions for 14-25 year olds.