Hywel Teifi Edwards

Professor, Deceased Person

1934 – 2010


Who was Hywel Teifi Edwards?

Hywel Teifi Edwards was a Welsh academic and historian, a prominent Welsh nationalist, a broadcaster and an author in the Welsh language. He was the father of the BBC journalist Huw Edwards.

Born and raised in Llanddewi Aber-arth, Ceredigion, Edwards attended Aberaeron Grammar School and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He taught Welsh at Garw Grammar School, Pontycymmer, where he met his wife Aerona, before becoming an extramural lecturer in Welsh literature at University of Wales, Swansea, and later Professor and Head of the Welsh Department. He retired from full-time teaching in 1995 but continued to lecture and write books. Edwards was the leading authority on the history of the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

He stood twice for Plaid Cymru as a parliamentary candidate, in Llanelli in 1983 and Carmarthen in 1987. He represented Llangennech on Dyfed County Council for 14 years from 1977, and served for over 30 years as a Plaid Cymru member of Llangennech Community Council.

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Oct 15, 1934
  • Aberystwyth University
Jan 4, 2010

on July 23, 2013


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