Notes on the speakers
Gethin Evans is a former local government officer who, since early retirement, has done three postgraduate degrees, pursuing in the main, research on Quakers in Wales, and is currently researching Quakers who served and were killed in the First World War. He lives in Llanbadarn Fawr, Ceredigion. He has been a Member of the Religious Society of Friends since 1970, and has served the Society in numerous capacities, including Britain Yearly Meeting trustee, and 2nd assistant Clerk to London Yearly Meeting. He is currently a member of Meeting for Sufferings, a member of the Quaker Committee for Christian and Inter-faith relations, and Clerk to Trustees of Mid-Wales Area Meeting. .
Christine Trevett is a historian of religion and professor emerita of Cardiff university. She mostly studies and writes about the ancient world but 17th century Quaker history has been a hobby. She is a Quaker and currently clerk of Meeting of Friends in Wales, the Wales ‘arm’ of Quakerism’s national body
The Very Rev. Geraint Hughes studied Theology at Oxford, then developed an interest in local history while Vicar of Llandegley from 1968 to 1976. He was Rector of Llandrindod from 1976 then Dean of Brecon, until retiring to Penybont in 2000.
As well as publishing the Diary of Thomas Watkins in 1987 he has written histories of Penybont school and Llandegley village.
Martin and Lynda Williams were wardens of The Pales from 1993-2015. Martin has researched widely on the history of the Pales and on the lives of early Quakers in the area, including their emigration to America. Both Martin and Lynda have recently published some of their research findings.
Some relevant publications:
Richard Allen, Quaker Communities in Early Modern Wales. 2007, UoW Press
Gethin Evans, Benign Neglect: The Quakers and Wales c 1860-1918 ,2014
Gethin Evans, ‘Quakers in Wales and the First World War, Quaker Studies, vol 21, issue 2, Dec 2016
Gethin Evans, ‘The Quakers in Cardiganshire’ Ceredigion: Journal of the Ceredigion Historical Society xvi, 3, 2011
Geraint Hughes, Diary of a Countryman, The Diary of Thomas Watkins, 1987
Geraint Hughes, A History of Llandegley School and A History of Penybont Village, 2004.
Trevor Macpherson, ‘A Measure of Grace’ Radnorshire Society Transactions, Volume 69, 1999, pp8-33.
Trevor Macpherson, ‘A Gathered People – The Quakers in Wales’. Unpublished ms, Pales Archives
Christine Trevett, Women and Quakerism in the Seventeenth Century, York: Sessions, 1991
Chistine Trevett, Quaker Women Prophets in England and Wales 1650-1700, Lampeter,Mellen, 2000
Lynda Williams, Anne Elizabeth Warner 1845 – 1929 A Pales Love Story. Raven Books, 2014
Martin Williams, Early Quakers in Mid Wales, Raven Books 2016. ISBN 780956492135
Martin Williams, ‘Sufferings and Openings–the Persecution and Emigration of Radnorshire Quakers,1657-1705’, Radnorshire Society Transactions, vol
LXXV, 2005 pp.100-114.
Martin Williams, Quakers in Radnorshire 1860 – 2000 Raven Books 2016. ISBN 9780956492128
Martin Williams, History of the Pales. www.thepales.webs.com