In 1961, the benefactor of the James Pantyfedwen Foundation instituted a series of annual DJ James Lectures on religious topics. The Trustees continued this tradition, although the Lecture was later delivered on a biennial basis. It was presented alternately in Welsh and English and delivered periodically at university venues in North and South Wales. Since 2015 however, this Annual Lecture has been organised in collaboration with the Morlan Centre for Faith and Culture in Aberystwyth, and is known as the 'Morlan-Pantyfedwen Lecture'. It will continue to be given alternately in Welsh and English, and held at the Morlan Centre every year. A full list of previous Lectures is given below.
The 2020 Morlan Pantyfedwen Lecture
The 2020 Lecture will be delivered on Monday evening 16 November 2020 at 7.30pm. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, this lecture will be delivered on Zoom. It is entitled Understanding Young Millennials: Values, Identities and Belonging
The lecturere will be Professor Linda Woodhead, from the University of Lancaster.
Professor Linda Woodhead is an academic specialising in religious studies and the sociology of religion. She is best known for her work on religious change since the 1980s, and for initiating public debates about faith, and has been described by Matthew Taylor, head of the Royal Society of Arts, as "one of the world's leading experts on religion". She is always “fascinated in how people’s beliefs shape their lives, how different those beliefs can be, and how and why they change over time.” Linda Woodhead has studied neo-Hinduism, Christianity, spirituality, and Islam in Europe, and her work has examined the changing forms of Christianity, the growth of alternative spiritualities, gender, sexuality, power and religion, the rise of ‘no religion’ and the values and beliefs of the ‘nones’. In her lecture, she will share some of the research findings of a recent research project undertaken to look specifically at the values of the postmillennial generation, and how those values influence their lives and the communities of today.
To register for a link to the event on 16 November, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|1961||Bleddyn Roberts||Sôn am Achub|
|1962||E T Davies||Religion in the Industrial Revolution in South Wales|
|1963||W T Pennar Davies||Rhwng Chwedl a Chredo|
|1964||D R Griffiths||The New Testament and the Roman State|
|1965||Griffith T Roberts||Dadleuon Methodistiaeth Gynnar|
|1966||Nantlais Williams||Faith Facing Facts|
|1967||Gwynfryn Richards||Gwir a Diogel Obaith|
|1968||W D Davies||The Gospel and the Land|
|1969||D Eirwyn Morgan||Bedydd - Cred ac Arfer|
|1970||O E Evans||Saints in Christ Jesus|
|1971||James Humphreys||Yr Argyfwng Cred|
|1972||John R Richards||Jesus - Son of God Son of Man|
|1973||Maurice Loader||Yr Epistol at y Galatiaid|
|1975||G Henton Davies||The Old Testament as a Whole|
|1977||Gwilym R Tilsley||Crefydd y Beirdd|
|1979||S Ifor Enoch||Jesus in the Twentieth Century|
|1981||David Protheroe Davies||Gwir Dduw o Wir Dduw|
|1984||Iorwerth Jones||Recent Revelation Theology|
|1986||Dafydd G Davies||Canon y Testament Newydd - ei Ffurfiad a'i Genadwri|
|1988||Islwyn Blythin||Religion and Methodology: Past and Present|
|1990||E ap Nefydd Roberts||Diwinyddiaeth Fugeiliol: ei Seiliau a'u Hegwyddorion|
|1992||Cledan Mears||Marriage and Divorce: some moral anomalies|
|1994||R Tudur Jones||Teyrnas Crist a'r Tywyllwch yng Nghymru|
|1996||D Hugh Matthews||The Church in the New Testament|
|1998||Martin H F Forward||Gods, Guides and Gurus: Theological Reflections on Travels with my Aunt|
|2000||Hefin Jones||Crefydd, Y Cread a Chadwraeth|
|2002||Stephen Nantlais Williams||Two Thousand Years on: What is Truth?|
|2005||Gwilym Henry Jones||Etifeddu'r Tir|
|2007||Leslie Griffiths||Execrable Villainy: Evangelical Christians and the Abolition of the Slave Trade|
|2009||Gwyn Thomas||Drych Aneglur (Duw a Dyn a Dawkins)|
|2011||Richard Harries||Passion in Art|
Moeseg Gristnogol Gyfoes
Is Christianity Good for the Poor?
Milltir Sgwâr, Byd Crwn (Localism and Globalism)
Understanding Young Millennials: Values, Identities and Belonging