Welsh People's History Society

Welcome to Llafur: The Welsh People’s History Society.

Llafur brings together people from all walks of life with a common interest in Welsh people’s history. We organise a wide range of events looking at aspects of our history and publish the journal Llafur.

Llafur believes that history does not just inform us of the past, but that it can also illuminate our understanding of the present, and to help shape our future. That's why many Llafur events consider issues that, even though rooted in the past, have relevance for our lives today.

Our journal publishes articles on all aspects of the history of the Welsh people. We are proud of our record in modern labour history and of being the principal journal in which work in women’s history has been published in Wales. However, we are always keen to extend our boundaries into new periods and new approaches.

Llafur was established in 1970, and perhaps it is a sign of out maturity (and also of the contribution that we have made, and are continuing to make) that people are now undertaking historical studies of us!

As well as still aspiring to help bring change through our understanding of history, it is a place for enjoyment and sharing as well as learning.

We invite you to join us, to read our journal and to come to our events.


At 5pm on Friday 9 May 2014, Lord Peter Hennessy will be giving a lecture on the theme of ‘Celebrating Libraries and Archives’ at Swansea University.  Llafur members are invited to attend. 

On Saturday 17 May 2014, Llafur will be holding a joint Day School with the Women’s Archive of Wales at the Bloomfield Centre, Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

More details here



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Last Updated 11th March 2014
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