The Welsh Political Archive Annual Lecture

The series of WPA Annual Lectures began in 1987.

The lecture is always held on the first Friday of November. Historically, lectures were published in the ‘The National Library of Wales Journal’ and printed copies could be bought from the shop, although since 2003 lectures have been published on this page and are available free of charge.

2021Professor Paul O’Leary 'Lloyd George, Empire and the Making of Modern Ireland'
2020Carwyn Jones AoS, Liz Saville-Robert AS, Yr Athro Richard Wyn Jones, Elliw Gwawr - Trafodaeth Panel 'Gwleidyddiaeth y Gorffennol; Hanes y Dyfodol' (Fideo gydag isdeitlau Cymraeg y Saesneg)
2019Jane Hutt AM 'The Welsh Political Archive Annual Lecture'
2018Revd. Dr. D. Ben Rees, 'Camp Aneurin; Y Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol'
2017Professor Teresa Rees, 'Gender, Power and Knowledgein the Welsh Academy'
2016Rt. Hon. Ann Clwyd MP, 'The Welsh Political Archive Annual Lecture'
2015Jeremy Bowen, 'The Welsh Political Archive Annual Lecture'
2014Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, 'A Written Entrenched Constitution for the United Kingdom – all of it and parts of it'
2013Lord Morris, ‘Cenedl y Cymry a'r Deyrnas Unedig'
2012Baroness Eluned Morgan of Ely, 'Where Next For Wales'
2011Menna Richards, 'I settled Wales Last Thursday - A View From The Frontier of Broadcasting'
2010Dr Hywel Francis MP, 'Ireland 1916, Russia 1917, Wales?, (Aberystwyth graffiti, circa 1978)'
2009The First Minister, Rhodri Morgan AM, 'Ten years of devolution: reflections of a first minister'
2008Lord Elystan Morgan, 'Rhai Atgofion Gwleidyddol'
2007Mr David Jenkins, 'Sleeping with the Enemy; trade unions in Wales during the Thatcher years'
2006Lord Crickhowell, 'The Conservative Party in Wales, 1888-1998'
2005Cynog Dafis, 'Plaid Cymru and the Greens: flash in the pan or a lesson for the future?'
2004Deirdre Beddoe, 'Women and Politics in Twentieth Century Wales'
2003Ron Davies, 'Reflections'
2002Merfyn Jones, ‘Gwleidyddiaeth Addysg Gydol oes yng Nghymru/The Politics of Lifelong Learning in Wales.’
2001Hywel Williams, ‘Of Princes, Power and Plots: Deciding and Advising in Government.’
2000Dai Smith, ‘Out of the people: a century in labour.’
1999Yr Arglwydd Gwilym Prys-Davies, ‘Troi breuddwyd yn ffaith / Turning a dream into a reality’
1998Dr Neal Ascherson, ‘The yes road: a reflection on two devolution campaigns’
1997Angela John, ‘'Chwarae teg': Welsh men's support for women's suffrage’
1996John Davies, ‘Plaid Cymru oddi ar 1960 / Plaid Cymru since 1960’
1995Syr Wyn Roberts, ‘Pymtheg mlynedd yn y Swyddfa Gymreig / Fifteen years at the Welsh Office'
1994Christopher Harvie, ‘Europe and the Welsh nation’
1993Lord Hooson, ‘Deffro neu ddiwedd? Rhyddfrydiaeth yng Nghymru yn ail ran yr ugeinfed ganrif / Rebirth or death?’
1992Patrick Hannan, ‘The first rough draft: history and journalism’
1991Lord Blake, ‘An incongruous partnership: Lloyd George and Bonar Law’
1990Yr Arglwydd Cledwyn o Benrhos, ‘Cymru yn y ddau Dŷ, Wales in both Houses’