Three different ‘Cyprians’

This is another in a the series of live, on-line talks from small organisations on interesting topics arranged by Cwmulus. This one is by Geraint Jones, an Welsh author, musician, and language campaigner who is one of the main leaders of Canolfan Hanes Uwchgwyrfai in Pen Llŷn.

Y Tri Cyprian, at 7:00pm on Friday 21 October is a lecture about three different ‘Cyprians’, all three representing ‘martyrdom’ and sacrifice of different kinds:

  • Cyprian from North Africa in the Third Century and his remarkable martyrdom, a man who shares his memorial day with none other than Owain Glyndŵr.
  • Cyprian, the Nineteenth-Century ship which was wrecked on the northern rocks of Llŷn in a severe storm. Its representation of sacrifice was used as the subject of sermons in Westminster Abbey and Soar Chapel, Nefyn. It is one of Wales’s most heroic stories.
  • Cyprian, Wales’s most insignificant lifeboat, which only lasted for eighteen years, and its unlucky maiden voyage. Strangely, it was launched on the River Thames in a place that is now a refuge for a fugitive Russian oligarch.

As usual, the talk is in Welsh, but there is an option for a simultaneous English translation. For more details, or to register, go to this link.