Articles in the category Wales

Robert Owen Museum, Newtown

The Robert Owen Memorial Museum is the only museum specifically devoted to social reformer Robert Owen. It is located on the ground floor of the Town Council building in the centre of Newtown, Wales. The Grade 2 listed building, of Arts and Crafts design was erected in 1902, in order to provide a Free Library and a meeting […]

Plas Penrhyn, Wales

Plas Penrhyn was Bertrand Russell‘s home in Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales. Russell had a fondness for Wales and would live there for most of his later years.  The original idea to move to Wales was to provide a suitable place for his grandson’s family to live comfortably.  John, Russell’s grandson wanted to be a writer and there […]

Colwyn Bay, Conwy

Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn) is a town and seaside resort in Conwy county borough on the North Wales coast. Philosopher Bertrand Russell was cremated here on 5 February 1970. In accordance with his will there was no religious ceremony; his ashes were scattered over the Welsh mountains. Visiting The A55 road passes through the town which […]

Cleddon Hall, Trellech, Monmouthshire

The birthplace of philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell in 1872. It was then called ‘Ravenscroft’ and was the country home of Russell’s parents Lord and Lady Amberley. Visiting Cleddon Hall is not open to the public. However there are a number of other points of historical interest in the village, including the ‘Lost City of Trellech‘ excavation project, as […]