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the Rhys Davies Trust


  • Professor Dai Smith, historian, editor, critic, biographer and novelist, Raymond Williams Research Chair in Cultural History at Swansea University
  • Dr Sam Adams, poet, biographer, novelist, editor and critic, former member of H. M. Inspectorate of Schools
  • Mr Peter Finch, poet and psychogeographer, former Chief Executive Officer, Literature Wales
  • Professor Katie Gramich, critic, editor and specialist in Welsh women’s writing, Professor of English, Cardiff University 
  • Dr Daryl Leeworthy, cultural historian and author

  • Ms Carolyn Hitt, journalist


Peter Finch

Charity Commission registration number 1000391
Copyright on the work of Rhys Davies is owned by the Trust.

Aims of the Trust

  • To promote the work of Rhys Davies by encouraging interest in it and particularly in its publication
  • To ensure, by support for lectures, critical studies and other such means, that Rhys Davies’s life and work are more widely known in Wales and elsewhere
  • To encourage biographical and critical analysis of the work of Rhys Davies
  • To help develop the forms of writing in English with which Rhys Davies was chiefly associated
  • To nurture interest in the work of Rhys Davies in Glamorgan and the wider world of South Wales