Thomas Richards, MA, D.Litt., F.R.Hist.S (15 March 1878 – 24 June 1962) was a Welsh historian, author and librarian.
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This article is about the particular significance of the year 1962 to Wales and its people.
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.
Richards was born at Tal-y-bont, Cardiganshire, and was nicknamed "Doctor Tom". He studied history at the University College of North Wales (now Bangor University), before working as a history teacher at Tywyn, Bootle and, from 1912, Maesteg Secondary School, later returning to his old College as Librarian from 1926 to 1946. As well as his prize-winning studies of the history of nonconformity in Wales, he published two autobiographical works in Welsh, edited journals for the Welsh Baptist Historical Society and the Welsh Bibliographical Society, gave lectures and radio talks, and was a member of the Board of Celtic Studies.
Ceredigion is a county in Wales, known prior to 1974 as Cardiganshire. During the second half of the first millennium Ceredigion was a minor kingdom. It has been administered as a county since 1282. Welsh is spoken by more than half the population. Ceredigion is considered to be a centre of Welsh culture. The county is mainly rural with over 50 miles (80 km) of coastline and a mountainous hinterland. The numerous sandy beaches, together with the long-distance Ceredigion Coast Path provide excellent views of Cardigan Bay.
Bangor University is a university in Bangor, Wales. It received its Royal Charter in 1885 and was one of the founding institutions of the federal University of Wales. Officially known as University College of North Wales (UCNW), and later University of Wales, Bangor (UWB), in 2007 it became Bangor University, independent from the University of Wales.
Tywyn, formerly spelled Towyn, is a town, community, and seaside resort on the Cardigan Bay coast of southern Gwynedd, Wales. It was previously in the historic county of Merionethshire. It is famous as the location of the Cadfan Stone, a stone cross with the earliest known example of written Welsh, and the home of the Talyllyn Railway.
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Aberystwyth University is a public research university in Aberystwyth, Wales. Aberystwyth was a founding member institution of the former federal University of Wales. The university has almost 8,000 students studying across 3 academic faculties and 17 departments.
Robert Geraint Gruffydd, FLSW, FBA was a scholar of Welsh language and literature. From 1970 to 1979, he was Professor of Welsh Language and Literature at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and was made Emeritus Professor in 1993.
Henry Brinley Richards was a Welsh composer, who also published some works under the pseudonym 'Carl Luini'.
Sir John Rhys, was a Welsh scholar, fellow of the British Academy, Celticist and the first Professor of Celtic at Oxford University.
Sir Robert Rees Davies, was a Welsh historian.
Sir Owen Morgan Edwards was a Welsh historian, educationalist and writer. He is often known as O. M. Edwards.
The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, often called simply the Cymmrodorion, is a London-based Welsh learned society, with membership open to all. It was first established in 1751 as a social, cultural, literary and philanthropic institution. It fell into abeyance between 1787 and 1820, and again between 1843 and 1873. In its second and third incarnations its interests have been predominantly cultural and antiquarian. The present society claims continuity from that founded in 1751, although the three successive societies have in fact been slightly different in character and aims.
Kenneth Owen Morgan, Baron Morgan, is a Welsh historian and author, known especially for his writings on modern British history and politics and on Welsh history. He is a regular reviewer and broadcaster on radio and television. He has been an influential intellectual resource in the Labour Party.
John Jenkins, known by his bardic name of Gwili, was a Welsh poet and theologian who served as Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales from 1932 to 1936.
Thomas Mowbray Charles-Edwards is an emeritus academic at Oxford University. He formerly held the post of Jesus Professor of Celtic and is a Professorial Fellow at Jesus College.
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Rice Rees was a Welsh cleric and historian.
Richard Ellis was a Welsh librarian and bibliographer, whose main work was to collect materials on the life and work of Edward Lhuyd.
Brynley Francis Roberts, known as Bryn Roberts, is a Welsh scholar and literary critic. He has written extensively on the Welsh language and Celtic history. He was Professor of Welsh Language and Literature at the University of Wales, Swansea from 1978 to 1985, and Librarian of the National Library of Wales from 1985 to 1994. He was made editor of the Dictionary of Welsh Biography in 1987, and of Y Traethodydd in 1999.
Sir William Llewelyn Davies was a Welsh librarian who was chief librarian of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth from 1930 until his death.
Aled Gruffydd Jones was Sir John Williams Professor of Welsh History and Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University until 2013. From 2013 to August 2015, he was chief executive and librarian of the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth of which he had been vice president since May 2012.
Professor Elfyn John Richards was a Welsh aeronautical engineer and acoustical engineer, the first professor of either of these subjects at Southampton University, where he founded the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, and was the second Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University of Technology.
Lorin Morgan-Richards is an American author and illustrator, primarily known for his young adult fiction and Weird West series The Goodbye Family.
Grafton Melville Richards (1910-1973) was a Welsh Scholar.
Geraint Huw Jenkins, FBA, FLSW is a historian of Wales and a retired academic. He was Professor of Welsh History at the Aberystwyth University from 1990 to 1993, when he became Director of the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. In 2009, he retired from academia and was appointed Professor Emeritus of Welsh History at the University of Wales.