Nov 2020 guest speaker, Dean Powell

Our guest speaker in November 2020 was novelist, historian and essayist Dean Powell.

Dean has published an extensive collection of history books, as well as contributing essays to specialist publications and working as a researcher on television and radio programmes.

With a speical interest in Victorian Welsh history, he bgan his writing career with a series of photographic history books about the valley communities of South Wales.

He spent a decade researching the life of Welsh surgeon and pioneer of cremation Dr William Price and wrote his biography, “Wales’ First Radical”.

He also worked with film actor Glyn Houston on the publication of his memoirs, “A Black and White Actor”.

More recently, Dean published a work celebrating the history of Wales’ famous hymn tune, “Cwm Rhondda”. He has also completed “A Royal Choir for Wales” which examines the intense rivalry that existed between male voice choirs in south Wales during the late 19th century.

To find out more about Dean’s work click here.