Join us for the first ever St Davids Festival of Ideas, which will be held online, and is free to all

March 11th and 12th, 2021

Have a look at our programme

Spaces are limited so please reserve your tickets here

Our excellent speakers include

Paul Mason

Writer, journalist and author of Clear Bright Future – A Radical Defence of the Human Being, Paul will discuss his latest book in conversation with Martin Shipton

Martin Shipton

Political editor-at-large at the Western Mail, Martin will be in conversation with Paul Mason

Sarah RowlandJones

Dean of St. Davids Cathedral, Sarah will open the Festival, speak on mental health and wellbeing.

Mollie Roach

The founder of Solva Care discusses Self Sustaining Communities

Eluned Morgan

Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language in the Welsh Government, Eluned will speak on Mental health in rural communities.

Jerome Flynn

Actor and singer, Jerome will speak with Eluned Morgan on Mental health in rural communities.

Simon Jenkins

Journalist, writer and historian, Sir Simon will chair a discussion on The future of the United Kingdom.

Adam Price

Leader of Plaid Cymru, Adam will discuss The future of the United Kingdom.

David Melding

Conservative Member of the Senedd, David will will discuss The future of the United Kingdom.

Alun Davies

Labour Member of the Senedd, David will will discuss The future of the United Kingdom.

Mererid Hopwood

Eisteddfod-chaired poet Mererid Hopwood will discuss The Strength of Spirituality/Willing Wellbeing with Dean Sarah Rowland-Jones

Peter Finch 

Author, historian and poet, Peter will discuss Psychogeography, Wales and Preseli with John Osmond, writer and founder of this Festival

Professor Gareth Wyn Jones

Professor Emeritus of plant biology and bioscience at Bangor University, Gareth will discuss Seven Revolutions and the Challenge of Climate Change

Dr. Sarah Beynon

Founder of the St. Davids Bug Farm will discuss The Future of Farming

Andy Middleton

Founder of TYF Group, Andy is a pioneering social entrepreneur. He will discuss Small steps in minute cities – tiny actions that can change the world with Hunter Lovins and Michelle Holliday

Hunter Lovins

Author and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years, Hunter has works with business, economic development, sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies.

Michelle Holliday

Michelle’s work centres around “thrivability” — a set of perspectives and practices based on a view of organizations and communities as dynamic, self-organising living systems.