UWTSD delighted to be part of the 2018 Peace History Conference


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is delighted to be working with other universities in Wales along with a range of different organisations to welcome the 2018 Peace History Conference to the Temple of Peace in Cardiff at the end of this month.


On International Peace Day - Friday, September 21st - and on to Saturday, September the 22nd, people from all corners will come together to learn more about the peace-makers of Wales and the world.

The event will include sessions on conscientious objectors, the contribution of women to peace-making in the 20th century, the testimony of poets and writers and public art.

A range of speakers will also be contributing to the event including Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales; author and broadcaster, Jon Gower, and artist and blacksmith, David Petersen.

A number of eminent academics from Universities across Wales will also host sessions during the two-day event in Cardiff.

According to UWTSD’s Professor Mererid Hopwood, one of the conference organisers:

“It’s a privilege to be able to welcome this conference to Wales. Alongside a range of interesting lectures, conference-goers will be able to enjoy an artistic programme that includes literature, music and the visual arts.”

The conference – which is being sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol – forms part of an annual series which has in the past been held in other cities, including Manchester, Leeds and London but this is the first time for Wales to host it.


Dr Aled Eirug, from Swansea University, who will be launching his book on the conscientious objectors of Wales during the event said:

“The conference not only marks the end of the First World War but also celebrates Wales’ work in safeguarding and promoting peace on an international stage, in particular through the effort of the women of Wales and the Temple of Peace.”

On the Friday evening (September 21st), following first day of the conference, a Peace Concert will be held in Tabernacle Chapel on The Hayes in Cardiff, featuring two of Wales’ best known choirs - Côrdydd and Côr Heol y March – along with talented violinist, Charlie Lovell-Jones.

For further information about the conference or the concert, please contact Christine Rees at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David by emailing c.rees@uwtsd.ac.uk

Further Information

For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Principal Communications and PR Officer on 01267 676908 / 07449 998476 sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk