Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

The Centre was established by the University of Wales in 1985, with a well-stocked library which has grown over the years into an invaluable resource for Welsh and Celtic Studies. The Centre’s first Director was Professor R. Geraint Gruffydd, and its first project was the preparation of an edition of the work of the Poets of the Princes, published in seven volumes (1991–6).

In 1993 the Centre moved to purpose-built accommodation adjacent to the National Library of Wales. In the same year Professor Geraint H. Jenkins took over as Director, and the following fifteen years saw a considerable expansion in our activities, with three research projects soon running concurrently.

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Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru

A Dictionary of the Welsh Language

A project begun in 1921 by the Board of Celtic Studies of the University of Wales to produce the first standard historical Welsh dictionary. The final volume of the Dictionary was published in 2002 after 82 years’ work. The current project to re-edit A–B is in progress.

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Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales

Dylan Thomas, R. S. Thomas, Margiad Evans, Raymond Williams – these are four of the better known English language writers produced by modern Wales.

Acknowledged as the international leader in this field of literary and cultural study, CREW has developed an extensive programme of teaching and research. Scholarly work ranges across a wide number of disciplines, including cultural history, visual culture, transatlantic connections, postcolonial studies and medieval studies.

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Books Council of Wales

The Books Council of Wales is a national body, funded by the Welsh Government, which provides a focus for the publishing industry in Wales. It provides a number of specialist services (in the fields of editing, design, marketing and distribution) with a view to improving standards of book production and publication in both Welsh and English. It also distributes grants to publishers. The Books Council actively promotes reading and literacy in Wales.

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UWP has published books with the support of the following Universities, and gratefully acknowledges their support:


University of Wales Trinity St. David

Aberystwyth University

Swansea University

Bangor University

Cardiff University

The University of South Wales

England and Scotland

Edge Hill University

Girton College, Cambridge

University of Greenwich

Sheffield University

Stirling University

University of York

Rest of the World

Leiden University

University College, Cork

University of Santiago de Compostela

University of Ottawa

University of Prince Edward Island

UWP has published books with the support of the following organisations, and gratefully acknowledges their support:

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

National Museum Wales

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

The Gwent County History Association

The Learned Society of Wales

The Rhys Davies Trust

The Vinaver Trust