Event facts

  • Location: Myddfai Community Hall and Visitor Centre, Myddfai, SA20 0JD
  • Time: Tuesday 4 July 2017, 10:30 – Wednesday 5 July 2017, 17:00
  • Contact: Dr Rowena Jenkins
  • More information: Click here to register

July 2017


Redesigning Resilience workshop

NRN-LCEE RDF-funded workshop

Redesigning Resilience is a two-day workshop funded through the NRN-LCEE Research Development Fund, examining ancient texts with the aim to discover lost knowledge that can inform resilient behaviours and practices for the challenges of the coming century. For example, ancient remedies with potential to replace treatments affected by antibiotic resistance, or texts that can inform on how past knowledge can be used to mitigate the risks of climate change.

Medieval and other historical Welsh texts are newly being translated into English, including the Red Book of Hergest used by the famous Welsh physicians of Myddfai in the 12th century. These ancient texts, alongside records in the National Library of Wales, contain a wealth of information on historical approaches to societal, environmental and medical problems.

Work on a diverse range of topics will be presented, with plenty of time for networking and discussions. Topics include, but are not limited to: the use of ancient remedies to replace treatments affected by antibiotic resistance; Ancient “how to guides” on being healthy; Can legends be used to validate climate models and can past knowledge can be used to mitigate the risks of climate change?

An agenda will be distributed to those registered by 16 June.

Keynote speakers:

Should you wish to present your research during a ten minute slot, please email a short abstract (less than 200 words) to rojenkins@cardiffmet.ac.uk by 13 June. Please mark the subject header as “Redesigning Resilience”


Registration is free and includes a conference dinner.

Funding is also available for accommodation and travel. You can apply by emailing rojenkins@cardiffmet.ac.uk by 13 June with your name, affiliation, title, your role and interests, phone number and email. Please mark the subject header as “Redesigning Resilience”