Anglesey Antiquarian Society 
Next Day School
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The next AAS Day School will be held on Saturday 3 February 2018
Venue: Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge, Ynys Môn LL59 5NH
Sponsored by AAS, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust and
the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates and Bangor University.

Cost £25 per person (including a hot lunch)
To book online please visit
or post a cheque payable to the 'Anglesey Antiquarian Society' to Joanna Davidson
Pandy Treban, Bryngwran, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 3YW - (;).
Please advise the names of all attendees, contact details and any dietry/access requirements

Topic: 'Spheres of influence' A day school to explore the impacts of estates on the history, culture and landscapes of Anglesey, from the medieval period to the twentieth century..

Draft programme - April 2017
  • 8:30 -Registration

  • 9:00 - Welcome and opening address - Shaun Evans , Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates

  • 9:10 - Session 1: Land, lineage and power
    - The emergence of the gentry and estates of Anglesey in the later middle ages - A.D. Carr, AAS & Bangor University
    - Politics and precedence: Power struggles and estate owners in late Tudor Anglesey - Robin Grove-White, AAS & Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates

  • 10:30 - Break

  • 11:00 - Session 2: Ancestral landscapes
    - New insights from St. Gredfael's Church, Penmynydd - Andrew Davidson, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
    - From Hafoty to Plas Coch: Anglesey's Plastai - Richard Suggett, RCAHMW

  • 12:20 - Lunch

  • 13:20 - Special Lecture
    - Restoring Plas Cadnant - Anthony Tavernor, Plas Cadnant

  • 13:50 - Session 3: Patronage and performance
    - Guto'r Glyn (c.1412-93) and bardic patronage in Anglesey - Ann Parry Owen, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales
    - Music in 18th Century Anglesey - Stephen Rees, Institure for the Study of Welsh Estates, Bangor University

  • 15:10 - Break

  • 15:30 - Session 4: The 20th century and beyond: community and change
    - Cecilia Constance Irby, Lady Boston 9d.1938) - Dinah Evans, Bangor University
    - Inheriting Bodorgan: the influence of the past on the present - George Meyrick, Bodorgan Estate & Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates

  • 16:50 - Concluding remarks - A.D. Carr, President, AAS & Emeritus Professor of Welsh History, Bangor University

  • 17:000 - END

Click here for a copy of the programme

Information about previous Day Schools held in 1986, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016 is available here