School academic invested by Anglesey’s Gorsedd of the Bards
10 May 2017
Dr Llion Pryderi Roberts, poet, lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning at Cardiff University’s School of Welsh, was recently invested as an honorary member of the Anglesey’s Gorsedd of Bards in a ceremony held at Ysgol David Hughes, Porthaethwy.
Dr Roberts, who is originally from Brynsiencyn, won the Anglesey Eisteddfod Chair for the second time in 2016, having first won it in Aberffraw in 2013. He was invested to the Gorsedd this year by Anglesey’s new Administrative Druid, John Richard Williams, alongside two other individuals – the musician, Elen Wyn Keen, and the author, Gareth Evans Jones.
Dr Roberts, talking about the investiture, said: “It is an honour for me to join the Anglesey Gorsedd of Bards and I am thankful to the community and to my family for their support and good wishes.
“I look forward to returning to Anglesey in August for the National Eisteddfod. Without a doubt it will be a festival to remember and I wish the organisers and competitors the very best of luck with their preparations.”