Catch up with our first Festival of Ideas March 2021

You can watch some of the talks and discussions from the first St Davids Festival of Ideas here.

A Radical Defence of the Human Being – 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 political editor-at-large at the Western Mail, Martin Shipton


The Future of Farming

Dr. Sarah Beynon discusses The Future of Farming. She is an entomologist, ecologist and presenter in the UK, as well as a senior research associate at the University of Oxford and is founder of St Davids The Bug Farm. Introduced by Ifor Thomas, co founder of the St Davids Festival of Ideas.


Small steps in minute cities: tiny actions that can change the world

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, author and champion of sustainable development and Michelle Holliday, consultant, facilitator, author and researcher whose work centres around “thrivability.” Introduced by Ifor Thomas, co-founder of the St Davids Festival of Ideas.


The Strength of Spirituality/Willing Wellbeing

Poetry, language, spirituality and wellbeing merge together in this discussion between Eisteddfod-chaired poet, Mererid Hopwood and Dean of St Davids, Sarah Rowland-Jones. Introduced by Amanda Stone, co-organiser of the St Davids Festival of Ideas.


The future of the United Kingdom

With the future of the UK becoming a top political issue, author and journalist Sir Simon Jenkins hosts a fascinating discussion between three senior Welsh politicians, David Melding from the Welsh Conservatives, Alun Davies from Welsh Labour and Adam Price, Leader of Plaid Cymru.