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Guest Speakers

Over the years we have had some tremendous dinner speakers who have spoken on a variety of subjects.

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    Also, over the years here are more that have spoken during our dinner meetings.

    Andy Clarke Anti money laundering and financial crime expert.
    Dylan Hughes First legislative counsel for the Welsh government.
    Huw Pullen Dragons Back Race.
    Drew Taylor Comedian
    Josh Lewis Bermudan International Triathlete.
    Nigel Williams The science of Parkinsons.
    Rhodri Jones Ex Manchester United professional footballer
    Dan Quarry and Cris Evans  Wine tasting evening.
    Edwyn Evans  His life in rallying
    Jeremy Richards Vice President of the Cardiff speakers club
    John Davies MD of Pervade software
    Turdor Curtis-Williams Rugby World Cups from 1987 to 2019
    Rhys Tudor and Garmon Roberts The Mongol Rally
    Martin Huws Poet, novelist and ex BBC journalist.
    Tim Curtis Secretary of the Welsh Schools FA
    Dafydd Pritchard BBC Wales sports reporter
    Paul Fosh Paul Fosh Auctions
    Arwel Ellis Owen Chair oF Social Care Wales
    James Daniel Copywriter
    Tony Mabey Halftidy
    John Hope Follow Your Dreams
    Arwyn Jones BBC Wales Polictical Correspondant
    Eileen Jones Founder of Friends of Animals Wales
    Gerrit Bantjes presenter, facilitator and author in the field of wellbeing
    Matt Milsom Managing Director of the Welsh Millenium Centre
    Rhuanedd Richards Welsh Assembly Advisor
    Rob Pearson Magician
    Mr Ashok Ahir Chair of the organising committee for the 2018 National Eisteddfod.
    Mr Mike Fardy consultant maxillofacial / head and neck surgeon.
    Robert Higgins Eccentric Gin
    Reverend Aled Edwards OBE Chair of Displaced People in Action.
    Dr Lee Parry Research Fellow at European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Cardiff University
    Howard Evans Rugby historian and statistician
    Philip Thomas Master Brewer and owner of Bragdy Twt Lol
    Sian Knot Lead physiotherapist at Sport Wales
    Cantorion Cregiau Cantorion Cregiau
    Richard Ballantyne Master of Wine
    Sarah Breese, Steffan Evans and Aled Richards Stand Up Comedy
    Steve Jones Team Manager of the Ospreys Wheelchair Rugby team
    Martin Whitaker Chief Executive of the Circuit of Wales
    Huw Llewellyn Davies, Kevin Morgan and Hywel Griff Sports and Fitness Forum
    Sharon Owen Welsh Hearts
    Colonel Nick Beard Chief Executive of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) in Wales
    Kevin Drodge SAR Captain, Bristow Helicopters
    Alan Hamer FAW
    John Devereux Former dual-code rugby football international and British Lion
    Rory Coleman Performace Coach with Coleman Coaching
    Richard Terrell Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team
    Dr Joan Williams Secretary of the Cardiff and district Soroptimist International branch
    Richard Holland Chief Executive of the Cardiff Blues
    Jane Latham Development Manager for UCAN Productions
    Dr Tony Crane Medical Officer for Ospreys Rugby
    Don Llewellyn Local historian and author
    John Harrison Secretary of the Welsh Association of Churchill Fellows
    Craig Palfrey Certified financial planner with Penguin Wealth
    Professor Roger Scully Professor of Political Science at Cardiff University
    Jon Morgan Executive Director of Disability Sport Wales
    No Speaker Members Forum
    Hugh Morris Chief Executive Officer of Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
    Phil Bevan Director of Bevan Quality Meats Ltd
    Steve Fenwick Former Wales Rugby Union, Rugby League international and British Lion
    Dr Mike Reddy University of South Wales
    Steve Cross Governor of Cardiff Prison
    Garin Jenkins Former Swansea and Wales international rugby player
    Professor Stuart Coles Emeritus Professor of Transport, University of South Wales
    PC Mark Goulding Wildlife Crime Officer
    Brynmor Williams Former Wales Rugby Union, Rugby League international and British Lion
    Bryn Roberts Made in Cardiff TV
    Dr Emyr Roberts Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales
    Jon Horne Chief Executive of Cardiff Airport
    Roger Lewis Group Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union
    Ryland Jones Deputy Director Sustrans Cymru
    Mike Batt General Manager, Carbon Trust Wales
    Dr Huw Jones Chief Executive , Sports Wales
    Alun Michael South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
    Dr Rhys Jones University Lecturer, Ecological Scientist and presenter of Rhys Jones' Wildlife Patrol
    Rhodri Talfan Davies Director of BBC Cymru Wales
    Tim Rhys-Evans Founder and musical director of Only Men Aloud and Only Boys Aloud.
    Dr John Lewis Velindre Hospital
    Phil Carpenter Director of Operations at the Royal Mint
    Prof Patrick Minford CBE Professor of Applied Economics at Cardiff Business School
    Steve Brace Head of Athletics Development,Welsh Athletics
    Ian Jones Chief Executive S4C
    Prof John Fairclough Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Philip Davies Judge
    Peter Nicholas Ex Arsenal and Wales footballer
    Gwyn L Williams London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Creative Programmer for Wales
    Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas Assembly Member
    Karen Sullivan and Jo Salmon Austism Puzzles
    Richard Parks 737 Challenge
    Chris Segar Presenter on ITV Wales' consumer affairs programme, The Ferret.
    Terry Walton The Allotment Doctor
    Ken Baxter Route 66
    Superintendent Nigel Russell Gwent Police
    Ed Griffith Squadron Leader 634 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, MoD St Athan
    Derek Parks and Lindsey Bridgeman Richard Parks' 737 Challenge
    Phil Davies Wierd Wills
    Rt Hon Dr Kim Howells Former MP for Pontypridd
    Gareth Lewis Presenter of BBC Wales Scrum V
    Mark Hallet Development Director of Igloo Regeneration
    Rhun ap Iorweth Presenter, journalist and political correspondent.
    Mr Alan Jennings Former Bevin Boy
    Seamus Hamill-Keays 'Origins of the Celts'
    Steve Tucker Sports reporter for the Western Mail and South Wales Echo
    Wynford Ellis Owen Chief Executive of 'The Welsh Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs'
    Robert Jones Former Swansea, Wales and British Lion Scrum Half
    Dr Martin Johnes Swansea University
    David Powell Cardiff Astronomical Society
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    Eddie Avoth Former British and Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion.
    Dan Prowrie and Brian Greaves Costain - Church Village Bypass
    Paul Rebane and Cas Atkins Radyr Comprehensive School.
    Mr Laurie Pavelin RNLI, Penarth
    Mr Wyn Calvin Comedian and Entertainer.
    Ms Kay Swinburne Tory MEP Candidate.
    Mr Lionel Fanthorpe TV and Radio Presenter.
    Mr Peter Johnson BBC Radio Wales.
    Mr Andrew Good South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
    Mr Richard Mathias The Wooden Spoon Society.
    Ms Judith Isherwood Chief Executive, Wales Millenium Centre.
    Dan Prowrie and Brian Greaves Costain - Church Village Bypass
    Mr Martin Harper Forensic Social Worker.
    Mr Grant Gordon South Wales Ambulance Trust.
    Mr Scott Williams Llanerch Vineyard.
    PC Steve Jones South Wales Police.
    Mr Huw Llewellyn Davies BBC Television and Radio presenter.
    Mr Richard Evans Cardiff Institute for the Blind
    Professor Marcus Longley Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care
    Mr Mike German Leader, Welsh Liberal Democrats
    Professor Dai Smith Historian; broadcaster; Chairman, Arts Council of Wales
    Mr John Jermine Chairman , Ryder Cup Wales 2010
    Mr Gerry Toms Stadium Manager, Millenium Stadium
    Mr Peter Griffiths Chief Executive,Principality Building Society
    Mr Gerard Petersen South Wales Police, Intelligence branch
    Ms Jane Latham Founder of UCAN Productions
    Mr Rick O'Shea Sport Commentator and rugby pundit
    Mr Geraint Talfan Davies Chairman Welsh National Opera
    Mr Gethin Matthews Story of Welsh Imigration to the US
    Mr Cliff Golledge Professional after dinner speaker
    Mr Rhodri Morgan AM and First Minister
    Mr Phil Morgan Managing director of Macob Projects
    Professor Edbury The Cardiff University of History and Archaelogy
    Wing Commander Richard Read Commanding officer at RAF St.Athan
    Mr Brian Davies Ex-Rugby player, local resident and artist
    Mr J.Barry-Davies Local Historian
    Mr Peter Finch Poet, Author, Critic and Literary Entrepreneur
    Mr Nicky Piper Former professional boxer ,MENSA member and TV Pundit
    Mr David Pickering Chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union
    Mr Phil Steele BBC Radio Personality, ex Rugbv Player and Professional After Dinner Speaker
    Mr Nigel Walker Former Athlete and Welsh Rugby International, current Head of Sport for BBC Wales.
    Professor Malcolm Parry Former Head of the Welsh School of Architecture
    Mr Leighton James Ex-Footballer and BBC Wales Pundit
    Mr Bill Cainan Welsh Military Historian.Wars of Independence and Zulu Wars
    Mr Alan Lewis Aid to Romania
    Mrs Barbara Wilding The Chief Constable for South Wales
    Professor Gareth Williams University of Glamorgan
    Mr David Williams BBC Wales Political Editor - 'Dragons Eye'
    Mr Jonathan Morgan Conservative Assembly Member
    Mr David Rosser Director CBI Wales
    Mr Russell Goodway Ex Lord Mayor and Leader of Cardiff County Council
    No Record. Safety Camera Partnership Wales
    Ms Linda Strange Cancer Research UK
    Mr Alan Edmonds Editor of the Western Mail and Echo
    No Record. Brecon Mountain Rescue Team
    Mr Bill Cainan Welsh Military Historian.Wars of Independence and Zulu Wars
    No Record. Tenovus cancer charity.
    Mr Peter Shaw Kidnapped in Georgia
    Professor Bernard Knight Emeritus Professor of Forensic Medicine and Author
    Mr Roy Noble Broadcaster, BBC
    Mr Dai Vaughan President, Dunvant RFC
    Mr Patrick Hannan Political commentator and author
    Brian Davies Curator of Pontypridd Museum and Historical Centre
    Sir Tasker Watkins VC, GBE, DL President WRU
    Mr Richard Jones Media Director, Oxfam Cymru
    Mr Iestyn Davies Welsh Council on Alcohol and other Drugs
    Mr Don Llewellyn Pentyrch and District History Society
    Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales
    Ms Ruth Garnault Wales Millenium Centre
    Mr Nigel James Director Big Ideas
    Mr Julian Rosser Friends of The Earth
    Mr Brian Voyle-Morgan Professional Raconteur,Renowned After Dinner Speaker
    Ms Jill Dummett The Weston Spirit
    Mr Alan Priddy Spirit of Cardiff skipper
    Professor John Edwards Chronicler of Wenglish
    Mr Trevor Fishlock TV Presenter and author
    Mr Carwyn Jones Labour Assembly Minister
    Mr Brian Davies Curator of Pontypridd Museum and Historical Centre
    Mr Gareth Davies Former Welsh Rugby International, currently Chairman Sports Council for Wales.
    Mr John Scott Former English Rugby International and Cardiff RFC captain.
    Ms Delyth Morgan The world of TV and Films.
    Mr Gareth Wardell Labour Politician.
    Mr Frank Hennessey Welsh folk singer and radio presenter.
    Mr Alan Priddy Spirit of Cardiff' skipper.
    Dr Gerallt Nash Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans.
    Ms Phillipa Evans Walked across the Sahara Desert
    Ms Carys Howell National Trust Wales.
    Mr Joe Frost Census 2001.
    Mr Dafydd Wigley Plaid Cymru President.
    Mr Mathew Maynard Cricketer.
    Dr Barry Morgan Bishop of Llandaff.
    No Speaker.  
    Mr Glyn Mathias Political Commentator.
    Mr Don Read Miskin Manor.
    Mr Kim Ryley Chief Executive,Rhondda Cynon Taff
    Mr Peter Johnson Broadcaster, TV/Radio.
    Ms Sarah Cornelius Chief Executive of the Joshua Foundation and Joshua's Mother.
    Mr Jamie Owen TV Presenter.
    Tyrone O'Sullivan Tower Colliery
    Ray Bowen Barry Railway
    Owen John Thomas History of The National Assembly
    Mr Arwel Ellis Owen  
    Dr Peter Jones Local GP and founder member.
    Mr Peter Roberts  
    Mr Nick Jenkins  
    Mr Rowland Williams Retired surgeon and a collector of Nantgarw pottery.
    Mr Howard Evans 25 Anniversary Dinner - First ever Creigiau 23 Chairman
    'Yvette' The Samaritans
    Away Day Trip to Llancaiach Fawr Nelson
    Mr Mel Scudamore Customs and Excise
    Mr Rowland Wyn Divisional Head, Higher Education Funding Council Wales
    Dr Mike Bassett Keeper of Geology at the National Museum
    Mr Bob Humphreys Sports commentator
    Peter Conner Director of Cardiff Bay Development Corp
    Brian Davies Curator of Pontypridd historical & culture centre
    Bill Phelps Local resident talking about the history of British motor cycles.
    Jack Harris Local resident, ex policeman and working for performing rights society
    Dr Kim Howells Local MP
    Away Day Visit to Llanerch Vineyard.
    Rev Bob Morgan Leader of South Glam County Council and ex athlete
    Graham Dyer Curator of coins at the Royal Mint
    Tommy David ex British Lion & Wales rugby player
    No Speaker  
    David Williams Parrot expert !
    Philip Head Chief Executive of the WDA
    Canon Don Lewis School Advisor turned vicar
    Mr Mike Douse Education
    Mr Euryn Ogwen Williams Programme Editor for S4C
    Mr Gareth Davies Wales Rugby Captain
    Mr Stan Rosenthal Coach Mystery Tours
    Mr Graham Blackburn Visit to China
    Mr Sam Adams Anglo Welsh Literature
    Mr David Smith The history of Welsh Rugby - Co-author 'Fields of Praise'
    Mr Alan Jennings National Trust
    Mr Ben Barr The heritage of historical bridges.
    Mr Ralph Davies Computer Applications for Business
    Mr Ieuan L Davies Tredegar Orpheus Male Voice Choir
    Mr Roland Wynne  
    Don Bevan  
    Mr David Whartle  
    Mr A.J.Barnes Divisional Manager of British Rail,Western Region
    Mr David Watkins Welsh Rugby Union and League Player.
    Mr Gordon Pyne The Commonwealth Games
    Mr Dai Francis  
    Mr Tony Phillips  
    Mr Keith Rowlands WRU
    Mr Glyn Griffiths  
    Mr Patrick Hannan Political commentator and author
    Mr Gwyn Morgan  
    Mr Barry Pareseley  
    Mr Colin Baker The Polytechnic of Wales
    Mr Wynford Vaughan Thomas BBC Television and Radio broadcaster.
    Mr Clive Jones CUIC
    Mr Geraint Talfan Davies Presented a talk on the state of local authority housing in Wales
    Mr Frank Bough BBC Presenter
    Det. Sup. Vic Butler Regional Crime Squad
    Mr Graham Jones A local solicitor who spoke on 'Whither the Law'.
    Debate 'The Devolution Bill or Not'
    Prof Archie Cochrane Epidemiology Research Unit, University College Hospital
    Mr R.M.Thomas Cheif Administrator to the Welsh Health technical Services.
    Mr Ken Spurlock Chairman of  Wales and the Marches Telecommunications Board
    John Livesey and Ian Gylee rebulding the historical Ffestiniog Railway
    Mr Ken Jones Llanelli, Wales and British Lion
    Mr John Jackson The history of Vermont State, USA.
    Judge Dewi Watkyn Powell His legal career.
    Mr Rhys Williams Llanelli, Wales and British Lion
    Mr Bryn Davies History of the RAC Rally
    Mr Dick Lewis Business Studies Dept, The Polytechnic of Wales
    Mr Derek Turner Principle of Cardiff College of Art
    Mr John Baldwin Campanologist
    Mr Vernon Hughes European Architectural Year
    Mr David Watkins Welsh Rugby Union and League Player.
    Mr Owen Edwards Controller of the BBC
    Mr Trevor Fishlock Welsh correspondent to the Times
    Mr Don Llewellyn Local Historian
    Billy Raybould, Dewi Bebb and Keri Jones Rugby Forum
    Mr Max Boyce Comedian
    Mr Emyr Griffiths Marketing Director of the Welsh Tourist Board
    Mr Aneurin Rhys Hughes Member of the Secretariat of the EEC
    Mr Jeff Cocks Assistant Manager of the Welsh Hockey Team
    Mr Eric Langford Lewis Architect
    Debate - E.Daniel, GT Davies & W Roddick Should the 'spanking' Col John be voted ' Man of the Year'.?
    Mr Jimmy Andrews Manager of Cardiff City FC
    Mr Andrew Hurley Deputy General Manager of the Cardiff Telephone Area.
    Mr Gerald Davies Welsh and British Lions Rugby Player
    Mr Peter Walker Cricketer and presenter.
    Rev R.Richards Lecturer, Cardiff College of Education
    Mr Gareth James Deputy Clerk Glamorgan County Council
    Mr Dewi Griffiths BBC Wales, Outside Broadcasts producer.
    Mr John Brace Mid-Glamorgan Director of Education
    Det. Sergeant Gordon Smith South Wales Police Drug Squad
    Mr R.P. Roberts CBE  
    Mr Jack Hanson Glamorgan Polytechnic
    Mr Brian Fuller Creigaiu 23 member and Chief Fire Officer for the new county of Mid-Glamorgan.
    Mr Emyr Daniel Political Commentator
    Mr Geraint Talfan Davies Western Mail
    Mr Prys Edwards URDD
    Mr Bill Rickets Estate Agent
    Mr Stan Stennett Welsh comedian, actor and jazz musician
    Mr Clive Rowlands Coach to the Welsh Rugby Team
    Mr Wynford Vaughan Thomas BBC Television and Radio broadcaster.
    Mr Ken Harris Treasurer, Welsh Rugby Union
    Mr Tom Hopkinson School of Journalism, Cardiff
    Mr Jeff Robinson Glamorgan Police
    Mr Alfred Francis Welsh National Opera
    Mr Bryn Calwin-Thomas Tenovus
    Mr Raymond Edwards Welsh College of Music and Drama
    Mr Brian Ford Scientist and Author
    Mr Onllwyn Brace TV Producer and ex Welsh rugby Captain.
    Film Show Recording of the 1971 Schweppes Cup match between Cardiff and Pentyrch, captained by Brian Davies.
    Mr Raymond Gower Member of Parliament
    Mr Tony Lewis Cricketer
    Mr Vincent Kane Broadcaster
    Mr Winston Roddick Barrister
    Sir Lincoln Hallinan Former Mayor of Cardiff
    Mr Roberts Press officer for the Welsh Office
    Mr Dewi-Prys Thomas Award winning architect.
    Mr Roy Bohana Welsh Arts Council
    Mr Emrys Roberts Plaid Cymru
    Mr Ted Rowlands Labour Party
    Mr Hurford Williams Open University
    Mr Arwyn Williams County Planning, Glamorgan Council
    Mr Gerry Hitchens Former England International Footballer
    Mr Alun Williams BBC Television and Radio presenter.
    Society Meeting Discussion on the topic of the Developments in the village, including the school and health centre.
    Mr J.B.G Thomas Chief rugby writer of the Western Mail
    Society Meeting Discussion on the topic of the Developments in the village, including the school and health centre.
    Mr Arwel Ellis Owen **** First Ever Speaker ***


    • Our next meeting will be on Tuesday June 4th .