Keir Hardie: A Centenary Reflection14 / 10 / 2015
Dame Rosemary Butler AM, Presiding Officer of the National
Assembly for Wales, invites you to join her in welcoming
Professor Sir Deian Hopkin, Expert Advisor for Cymru’n Cofio
Wales Remembers 1914 – 1918, to the Senedd for the second
annual lecture to commemorate the centenary since the First
In this lecture Sir Deian will examine the legacy Keir Hardie has
left a century later. Streets, social centres, schools and even
health centres have been named after him. Most recently
there is renewed interest in his political message, his advocacy
of unpopular causes, his relentless campaigning and effective
use of media and, above all, his rejection of the conventional
politics of his age. Why is this so? And is this the real Keir Hardie?
This event will also act as the official opening of the National
Assembly for Wales’ commemorative exhibition: The National
Assembly for Wales Remembers. Enjoy a guided private viewing
of this exhibition and discover the hidden histories of soldiers
and their families, told through the voices of their descendants;
our Assembly Members and Commission staff.
The Welsh Centre for International Affairs will also be
showcasing their transcription tool for the National Book of
Remembrance. This gives a unique opportunity to view this
special book itself and use the tool for the very first time.
A wine and canapé reception will follow this event. Please
advise us of any dietary requirements.
RSVP: Friday 6 November 2015.
Phone: 0300 200 6565