Waldo Williams Writer

Waldo williams

Waldo (Goronwy) Williams (30 September 1904 – 20 May 1971) was one of the leading Welsh language poets of the twentieth century. He was also a notable pacifist, anti-war campaigner, and Welsh nationalist. Williams was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. His father, a primary school teacher from Pembrokeshire, spoke Welsh and his mother spoke English. In his early years he himself spoke only English. In 1911 his father was appointed headteacher of the primary school at Mynachlog-ddu, Pembrokeshire and it was there that Waldo Williams learnt to speak Welsh. In 1915 Williams's father moved to be headteacher of Brynconin School, the primary school at Llandysilio, Pembrokeshire. After attending the Grammar School at Narberth, Pembrokeshire he studied at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth where he graduated in English in 1926. Afterwards he trained as a teacher and worked in various schools in Pembrokeshire, the rest of Wales and England. He also taught night classes organised by the Department of Extre-Mural Studies, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Williams married in 1941, but his wife died in 1943, and he did not remarry.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 30th, 1904
Date of death
May 20th, 1971 at age of 66


1. Aberystwyth University Colleges/University

Aberystwyth University (Welsh: Prifysgol Aberystwyth) is a university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. Aberystwyth was a founding Member Institution of the former federal University of Wales. In 2006 the university had over 12,000 students in seventeen academic departments.

Type Public university
2013. 41.7 mil. £
2010. 32.1 mil. £
Institution colors
Reception, Penglais, SY23 3FL - Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
2012. 8,218
2007. 8,451
2012. 1,385
2009. 1,776
2007. 2,568
Acceptance rate
2009. 94.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9 K £
2010. 3.38 K £
Official web page www.aber.ac.uk
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