Tucker Memorial Lecture 13.02.2019

The Tucker Memorial Lecture 2019 will be held on Wednesday 13 February 2019 at 7.00 p.m. in the Tucker Lecture Theatre, Lampeter Campus. The guest lecturer is Dr Rhiannon Ifans who will speak on ‘Sant y Cariadon’ / The patron saint of lovers. The lecture will be delivered in Welsh, with simultaneous translation into English. The lecture is followed by the launch of Dr Ifans’ new volume Red Hearts and Roses? Welsh Valentine Songs and Poems. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome. Free entry. In association with the University of Wales Press.

Icon of St Celer

Our latest acquisition; we have been entrusted with an Icon of St Celer (by the hand of Fr Vladamir Lysak).

Little is known of the life of St Celer, a hermit and martyr who, in the second half of the seventh century, lived in the woods and caves surrounding the healing well. A chapel dedicated to the Mother of God stood over the well. Only a few stones now remain of this chapel, and several very old yew trees. People from all over Wales came on pilgrimage to receive counsel from the holy hermit, to pray and seek healing from the waters of the well. This pilgrimage continued after the death of St Celer. In the Middle Ages, and well into the eighteenth century, a ‘Saint Celer Fair’ was held there from 21 June (date of the repose of the saint) to 29 June (Sts Peter and Paul) and was renowned throughout Wales. Crutches and mementos were left by the well, testyifying to graces received.

05.12.18 The Mostyn Psalter-Hours

Kathleen Doyle, Lead Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library, will discuss their recent acquisition of the Mostyn Psalter-Hours, a deluxe illuminated manuscript made in London in the last decades of the thirteenth century. The book is an outstanding example of English illumination of the highest quality, and may have been made for a bishop of London.

The Event will be held in English

Bydd Kathleen Doyle, Prif Guradur Llawysgrifau Goreuredig y Llyfrgell Brydeinig, yn trafod Llyfr Sallwyr ac Oriau Mostyn, a brynwyd ganddynt yn ddiweddar. Crëwyd y llawysgrif oreuredig hon yn Llundain yn ystod degawdau olaf y drydedd ganrif ar ddeg, ac mae’n enghraifft odidog o oreuro Seisnig o’r radd flaenaf, a hynny o bosibl ar gyfer esgob Llundain.

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth on Wednesday 5 December 2018
Doors Open at 12:30PM
Starts at 1:00PM
Ticket Price: £0.00
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