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HE 11-9-14 copyHuw Edwards

Huw Edwards is a BAFTA award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He presents BBC News at Ten, Britain’s most-watched news programme, and combines his studio work with global reporting assignments. His recent BBC series ‘The Story of Wales’, the first television history of Wales for 25 years, has won several awards. He is a vice-president of the National Churches Trust. He is the author of two books on the Welsh Nonconformist tradition, ‘Capeli Llanelli: our rich heritage’ (2009) and ‘City Mission: the story of London’s Welsh chapels’ (2014).

 

 

Anthony Jones

Professor Anthony Jones CBE  is an internationally known arts administrator, broadcaster, author, and historian. Born in Mountain Ash of an Anglesey family, he has held positions as Director of the Glasgow School of Art, Rector of the Royal College of Art, London, and President, and later Chancellor, of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an Honorary Professor of the University of Wales, and has been conferred six honorary Doctorates. He is a recognized authority on the development of art, design and architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As a schoolboy he wrote Chapel Architecture in the Merthyr Valley, and in 1984 published the seminal study Welsh Chapels (National Museum of Wales, Cardiff ), later republished in expanded form in 1996 (Alan Sutton, Stroud), and created the Welsh Chapels exhibition at the National Museum, Cardiff. In 1995, he presented two television programmes for ITV, On the Chapel Trail. He retired in 2012, but is currently serving as the Interim President of the Kansas City Art Institute.