We are pleased to announce that our Life President Elin Jones, who is also an eminent Welsh historian, has published a new book: ‘History Grounded’. In this book Elin shows us that evidence for the past is to be seen everywhere in Wales today. She takes us on a visual journey through over 5,000 years of history, and around every part of Wales.
Life President Elin Jones has been one of our greatest supporters for many years and was Hafal’s Chair for a decade (2009-19). Elin used to teach at Preseli, Rhydfelen and Cwm Rhymni secondary schools before being appointed education officer at the National Museum of Wales. In her work she had to be familiar with every period of Welsh history and had to prepare resources for every age and ability.
In 1996 Elin started work in an advisory role with the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales, with responsibility for regulating history qualifications and developing the curriculum for history as well as its assessment methods, and commissioning history teaching resources. In 2013 she chaired the taskforce that was responsible for preparing a report to the Education Minister on the Cwricwlwm Cymreig (the Welsh perspective on curriculum subjects), history and the story of Wales. Elin Jones is a popular guest on Radio Cymru where she discusses stories and characters from Welsh history.
Alun Thomas, Chief Executive of Adferiad Recovery, said: “On behalf of Adferiad Recovery’s members I just want to congratulate Elin on her latest book which provides such a captivating way for young learners to engage with our extraordinary Welsh history.
“Elin always gives her time tirelessly to the organisation to support our work across Wales and provide a prominent voice for us in the Welsh media, so we’re thrilled to see that when she is not busy promoting our cause, Elin is taking such an important role in the lives of young learners in Wales by writing inspiring books such as this.”