Daughters of the Dawn Descend on Swansea

Over 300 members of Welsh voluntary organisation Merched y Wawr (Daughters of the Dawn in English) met at our Bay Campus last month for their annual conference.

The event brought members from all corners of Wales together to promote women’s issues and support culture, education and the arts in Wales through a series of talks, trips and cultural performances.

The two day residential conference kicked off in the Sir Stanley Clarke Auditorium with a welcome address from Swansea University Vice Chancellor Iwan Davies and a stunning performance from Welsh folk band Calan.

Saturday morning involved a packed programme of talks in Great Hall lecture theatre GH043 by the Academi Hywel Teifi and Garfield Lloyd and Gwilyn Dyfri Jones from S4C; while Manon Eames presented her own personal account of Swansea in the Blitz.

During the afternoon, guests made the most of Swansea’s incredible location with a trip to the Gower, organised walks and a visit to Bro Gwenallt.

After supper Female Voice Choir, Parti Llwchwr gave an incredible vocal performance in the Sir Stanley Clarke Auditorium, after which the ladies enjoyed drinks in the 52 Degrees Café Bar.

Sunday morning’s speakers included Llinos Wynne from S4Cs Mamwlad and BHF Cymru’s Jayne Lewis.

The conference finished with a vote of thanks from National Vice president Meirwen Lloyd and Sunday lunch served in the Core and 52 Degrees.