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Eisteddfod AmGen 2020

A science workshop for children at the Eisteddfod
A science workshop for children at the Eisteddfod

Following the postponement of the 2020 National Eisteddfod due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new project called Eisteddfod AmGen has been created to bring the Eisteddfod to life online.

Here are the Eisteddfod AmGen online events we are involved with during the Eisteddfod week:

Llais Heb Faes

No maes? No problem! The National Eisteddfod may be postponed but Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture is once again supporting a group of students to create unique digital content and gain valuable work experience as journalists.

Reporting from their homes across Wales the team will publish a series of video items, podcasts, polls, quizzes and more. From interviews with the First Minister to items on Tregaron’s unique lingo, the Llais y Maes team will be bringing us the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

In conversation with Betsan Powys; Journalism, democracy and COVID-19

This session, at 14:00 on 3 August 2020, will be available via the Eisteddfod’s AmGen page and will focus on journalism in Wales during COVID-19 and the awareness of devolution and democracy.

Sian Lloyd, lecturer from the School of Journalism, Media and Culture will be chairing the discussion, with questions being asked by Llion Carbis, a recent Cardiff University graduate who is also a member of Llais Heb Faes, and Lois Campbell, a Welsh Youth Parliament Member who plans to study Journalism and Welsh at Cardiff University in September.

COVID-19, the economy and the Welsh Budget

As part of Eisteddfod AmGen, the Wales Governance Centre are holding an event with the Senedd where Laura McAllister, Guto Ifan and Cian Tudur will discuss the latest research into Covid-19 and the Welsh economy.

This session will take place on 4th August at 14:00 and will be available to watch via the Eisteddfod’s AmGen page.

AmGen lectures and presentations

As part of the virtual festival AmGen have been streaming lectures and presentations on a wide range of topics, from arts and literature to politics and history. The following Welsh-language talks by University staff members will be available via the Eisteddfod Facebook page.

Dr Rhiannon Marks, School of Welsh - 'Mihangel Morgan ‘Literary Vandal’ challenging the tradition'3 August 202011:00
Professor Richard Wyn Jones, School of Law and Politics - 'What happened in Wales during the 2019 general election?' 4 August 202017:30
Dr Dylan Foster Evans, School of Welsh - "Croywiaith Ceredigion": the history of literature in Ceredigion until c. 1700' 5 August 202011:00
Sara Huws, Special Collections and Archives - ‘A virtual tour of some of Cardiff University's most valuable, remarkable, strange and innovative treasures.' 6 August 202018:30
Dr Marion Loeffler, School of History, Archaeology and Religion - 'Discovering the traces of Iolo Morgannwg: Place, Object and Literature'7 August 202011:00

Previous AmGen lectures

University staff members have also contributed to Eisteddfod AmGen in the run up to the traditional Eisteddfod week, and their lectures are available to watch: