Wednesday 9 October 2024, at 7.00 p.m

Matt Osmont, Practice Director at Donald Insall Associates will kick the season off with a talk on the challenges of conservation—giving historic buildings a sustainable future looking in detail at Plas Gwyn, a wonderful sixteenth-century gentry house on the Llŷn, and Porth Mawr, one  of the gatehouses in the town walls of Caernarfon.

Wednesday 13 November 2024 at 7.00 p.m

Mary-Ann Constantine, Professor at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, will discuss the tours and writings of Thomas Pennant as part of her work on the ‘curious  travellers’ who put North Wales on the map—at least for southerners, assuring them that it ‘might be safely visited’—and providing a rich source for building and family historians

Wednesday 11 December 2024 at 7.00 P.M by popular acclaim, a return visit from

Scott Lloyd, research manager for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales. He has  spoken to us before about early nineteenth-century ordnance survey mapping and this time will focus on the varied pre-Ordnance Survey mapping that survives for North East Wales which can be helpful in researching the history of houses.

The talk will also discuss some of the different issues surrounding their use and look at how they can be used in a digital age

All talks will be held on the second Wednesday in each month and will all start at 7 p.m. They will be given in English. Reminders and Zoom invites will be sent by email to all members nearer the time and fuller details of each presentation will be available on the website.  Fuller details about the 2023/24 programme will appear later in the Year.

Please note your microphone will be muted when you enter. Please leave it muted until the end of the talk, when there will be an opportunity for questions. It is also helpful if you would turn your video off as this helps the quality of the presentation.

Our  Zoom meetings programme  for 2024

Unless otherwise stated, all start at 7 p.m.     All talks will be in English

Dates for Your Diary

DOWH Lecture Series 2024

List of recorded talks


01 July 2024

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Owing to Covid we decided to deliver our talks via Zoom. This has proved popular and attendances have generally been far higher than for talks held in physical venues. We recognise that face-to-face contact is an important aspect of our activities and, as restrictions have eased, branch activities are gradually resuming with real meetings, workshops, talks and visits.

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