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Welcome to the Glamorgan History Society.

St Donats Castle by Thomas Hornor For more than fifty years, the Glamorgan History Society has played a prominent and highly respected role in encouraging the study of the history of Glamorgan in all its many aspects.

Every year we publish our journal, Morgannwg, which brings together expertise from academics and local historians alike. We welcome original, well-written articles, and the journal provides an excellent opportunity for researchers to publish their work and bring it to the attention of a wider readership.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a member.

We also maintain a list of websites of local history societies in the area to help you pursue your interests further.

News and events


Morgannwg 2023 The latest edition of our annual publication, Morgannwg is now available. This year's volume contains six full-length articles and two shorter contributions on a variety of themes relating to the history of the county of Glamorgan.

In addition there are the regular features of archaeological notes, news from the record offices and book reviews. Read more about Morgannwg...

You can also access past issues of Morgannwg from 1957 to 2004 on the Welsh Journals Online website. We have also put together this list of all the articles from Morgannwg you can find there.

Autumn Day School

Heronston Hotel The autumn day school 2023 took place on Saturday 4 November at Heronston Hotel, Bridgend.

The theme for the day was A World of New Ideas: Knowledge and Glamorgan in the Long 18th Century, to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Dr Richard Price in 1723.
The speakers were:

  1. Paul Frame, 'From the Philosopher’s Stone to Climate Change: Scientists of Glamorgan 1650-1820',
  2. Dr Marion Loeffler, 'New Enlightenments in Glamorgan: Teaching, Building and Improving the Land', and
  3. Professor Mary-Ann Constantine, 'Consumed Landscapes: Picturesque Travel in Industrial Glamorgan'.

Information about the 2024 event will be published here as soon as it is available,

Annual General Meeting

This year's annual general meeting was held at Glamorgan Archives on Saturday 13 May 2023. The AGM minutes can be accessed using the link below.


  Minutes of the AGM 2023                  Programme for the Autumn Day School 2023

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