50 years of the Welsh Language Society

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at CANTAB.NET
Tue Jan 17 08:23:48 UTC 2012

[Once again I forgot to send this in plain text, and the email digest 
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There is a series of articles up at clickonwales.org, celebrating the 
50th anniversary of the Welsh language pressure group Cymdeithas yr 
Iaith Gymraeg (The Welsh Language Society).

'Cymdeithas at 50: Half a century ago'. John Davies looks back at an era 
when the Welsh language was virtually invisible.

'Cymdeithas at 50: When dreams become reality'. Angharad Tomos looks 
back at a lifetime of campaigning.

'Cymdeithas at 50: Attaining psychological freedom'. Menna Machreth 
explains how non-violent direct action can become a way of life.

'Cymdeithas at 50: How devolution is changing the campaign'. Simon 
Brooks argues that today the language needs constitutional pressure group.

'Cymdeithas at 50: Making the campaign fit for the future'. Huw Lewis 
says Cymdeithas faces questions about its organisation, methods and policy.


Dr. Dave Sayers
Honorary Research Fellow
College of Arts & Humanities
and Language Research Centre
Swansea University
dave.sayers at cantab.net

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