The Dillwyn Day: Science, Culture, Society


22 June 2012, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 


There will be  a one-day symposium about the extraordinary contribution of the Dillwyn

family in nineteenth century life.  From the history of science to literary criticism, this

interdisciplinary event includes talks on the Dillwyn family’s endeavours in:

•     Anti-Slavery campaigns and transatlantic trade,

•     nineteenth century science

•     ground-breaking early photography,

•     feminist literature and pioneering industrial fiction,

•     nation-building politics, and

•     the relationship between science and culture.



Professor Prys Morgan (Swansea University),

Professor Chris Evans (Glamorgan University),

Professor Iwan Morus (Aberystwyth University),

Dr David Painting,

Mr Richard Morris FRPS,

Dr Kirsti Bohata (Swansea University).


A flyer with John Dillwyn Llewelyn’s iconic 1854 image of Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn at her microscope is to be found here:


This event is free, but please register by emailing


[email protected]


For more information visit:


The event is organised by Dr Kirsti Bohata and the Dillwyn Project at Swansea University and by the Learned Society of Wales and forms part of its new programme on the history of science and technology: