YESCYMRU’S INAUGURAL ST DAVID’S DAY LECTURE MARKS TRICENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF ONE OF WALES’ GREATEST POLITICAL THINKERS, DR RICHARD PRICE.
On Saturday, 4th March, YesCymru will host a lecture in honour of a local and national hero, mathematician and political revolutionary, Dr Richard Price.
The lecture will be given by Dr Huw L Williams, Reader in Political Philosophy at Cardiff University and will take place at Bridgend College STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG and starts at 6pm.
Richard Price was born in 1723 in Tynton Farm, Llangeinor, Bridgend and became both one of the most admired and vilified thinkers of his time. Moving to London, he trained as a nonconformist minister, revolutionised the insurance industry and became one of that era’s foremost political thinkers. His radical ideas about society and democracy influenced those involved in the French and American Revolutions and he was a supporter of both.
Christine Moore, Director of Yes Cymru and one of the organisers of the lecture said:
“Dr Richard Price, like YesCymru, believed in the right of people to govern themselves. Price spoke out against the crown, slavery and chauvinistic nationalism, advocating equality, democratic principles and civic nationalism. It is high time that we resurrect his memory and spirit and acknowledge one of Wales’ greatest thinkers.”
This event, supported by the Garw Valley History Society, will feature their Richard Price Exhibition which includes a wealth of material and copies of his original work.
The evening will kick off in the company of local fiddle player Marc Weinzweig who will play a selection of traditional Welsh tunes.
Tickets £5/£3 concessions + request a free carer ticket.
The lecture will be in English.