Vaughan Association Colloquium 2023


The Vaughan Association 28th Annual Colloquium, 21-23 April 2023

The Old Rectory Hotel, Llangattock, near Crickhowell


Friday 21st April:

18.30               Dinner

20.00               Dr Hilary Davies: Henry Vaughan, David Jones and the Welsh Landscape

Saturday 22nd April:

09.30               Dr Bob Wilcher: Llangattock and the Vaughans

10.00               Dr Jonathan Post: Herbert and the Laureates

11.00               Tea and coffee

11.30               Dr Sarah Ward-Clavier: Royalist Networks in seventeenth-century Brecon

[Delegates make their own lunch arrangements and the afternoon is free]

3pm on Saturday 22 April.

A short talk about the history of St. Catwg’s church, Llangattock and some of the other notable residents of the village by Elizabeth Siberry

Henry Vaughan would probably recognise the broad plan of the church, from his time in the village studying under Matthew Herbert, although it has been much altered since the 17th century.   Dedicated to an important early medieval Welsh saint, Catwg, points of interest include memorials to some notable residents from 19th century ironmasters to village craftsmen and the important memorial tablets carved and decorated by a local stonemason dynasty, the Brutes, from nearby Llanbedr.

The talk will be followed by tea/coffee and cake, with a warm welcome from members of the church.

17.30               Poetry reading by James Harpur

19.30               Dinner

Sunday 23rd April:

09.30               Dr Jonathan Nauman: Invoking the Pastoral – the openings of two poems

by Henry Vaughan

10.30               Tea and coffee

11.00               Dr Erik Ankerberg: (topic to be announced)

12.00               Annual meeting of the Vaughan Association

[Delegates make their own arrangements for lunch]

15.00               Annual Commemoration Evensong for Henry Vaughan at Llansantffraed Church; address by Dr Jonathan Post





This year’s colloquium will take place in :


The Old Rectory Hotel, Llangattock, tel: 



01873 810373


The Old Rectory Hotel is situated 1.5 miles from the pretty town of Crickhowell and 9 miles from Llansantffraed Church.


NB The Castle Hotel, Brecon is closed for refurbishment until 2024.


The Vaughan Association has reserved 15 double rooms @ £85.00 per night, which have been set aside for delegates and attendees. Single rooms are not available.


Please note it is your responsibility, if you are attending, to book your own room. This can be done by emailing the hotel and ensuring that you say you are attending the Vaughan Association colloquium 2023, at:


There are many other good hotels, guesthouses, B & Bs andself-catering cottages in the Usk Valley, Brecon and Crickhowell: for details, visit: and

www., entering ‘Crickhowell’.


The colloquium fees are on the form below: please follow the instructions to book your place.









Please indicate by ticking clearly which combinations of days and suppers you require:


Standard delegate, full attendance (includes all talks, facilities, tea/coffee and two dinners, Friday and Saturday night: £100.00


Concessions, full attendance (students) £70.00


Friday night talks and dinner only: £40.00


Saturday talks and dinner only: £70.00


Friday/Saturday/Sunday talks only (no dinner): Friday night £10 only/two days £30/three days £40.


NB Lunches are not included in these prices, to allow delegates to make their own arrangements, either in The Old Rectory Hotel or elsewhere.


Method of payment:


Online payment:


IBAN: GB13 NWBK 5161 2873 7299 73


account name: The Vaughan Association

account type: business current account

account number: 73729973

sort code: 51-61-28


Please make your payment, then complete, print out and scan the form as an email attachment, confirming online payment at:


subscriptions*    (change asterisk to an @)


Cheque payment:


Cheque payable to: The Vaughan Association

Send, with completed form, to:

Tyn y Ffynnon

Nant Peris


Gwynedd LL55 4UH

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