Leading Welsh historian to address Cardiff’s business community

14 / 10 / 2014

Sir Deian Hopkin is the guest of honour at Cardiff Business Club’s second formal meeting of the season on Tuesday 14 October.

The event, sponsored The Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association for Wales will take place at St David’s Hotel in Cardiff Bay.

A leading historian and president of the National Library of Wales, Llanelli-born Sir Deian will speak to members and guests of Cardiff Business Club about his role as expert advisor to the Welsh Government for commemorative activities to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Commemorative activity in Wales is already underway.  Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 is the official programme to mark the centenary of the First World War in Wales.  It’s a focal point for information during the commemoration 2014 to 2018.

The Programme is coordinated by the Welsh Government, working in partnership with organisations from across Wales and beyond. Events, projects, news and resources can be found on the website

This site reflects the impact the First World War had on Wales. Over the next few years, it will demonstrate how the people of Wales are commemorating this important centenary through information provided by individuals, communities and organisations in Wales.

Chief Executive of the Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association for Wales Colonel Nick Beard said: “I am delighted and honoured to be able to support Sir Deian Hopkin’s  address to Cardiff Business Club.

“It is so important that we continue to remember the bravery of those that fought in the First World War and that the stories of immense sacrifice are very much alive and in our thoughts 100 years later.”