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Aneurin Bevan

“The Tito from Tonypandy”: Bevan and Yugoslavia

“The Tito from Tonypandy”: Bevan and Yugoslavia

Posted on 5 June 2019 by Nye Davies

This weekend Wales play a Euro 2020 qualifier in Osijek, Croatia, with travelling fans hoping to see a first-ever Welsh victory against Croatia. Wales have played Croatia 4 times in […]

What does Aneurin Bevan’s legacy mean today?

What does Aneurin Bevan’s legacy mean today?

Posted on 5 July 2018 by Nye Davies

Today marks the 70th anniversary since the creation of the NHS. It is an institution which has become part of the social fabric of British society. When celebrations of the […]

Bevan and the ‘Welsh-speaking, Welsh-writing zealots’

Bevan and the ‘Welsh-speaking, Welsh-writing zealots’

Posted on 21 December 2017 by Nye Davies

Bevan and Wales The final entry of the year into the Bevan and Wales series was supposed to be a summary of the different aspects of Bevan’s attitudes towards Wales, […]

‘At last it has happened’: Bevan, the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union

‘At last it has happened’: Bevan, the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union

Posted on 31 October 2017 by Nye Davies

“I remember so well what happened when the Russian revolution occurred. I remember the miners, when they heard that the Czarist tyranny had been overthrown, rushing to meet each other […]

Liberty, Bevan and Welsh Labour

Liberty, Bevan and Welsh Labour

Posted on 31 July 2017 by Nye Davies

Bevan's speeches and phrases are continually referenced by politicians from all parties. As part of the 'Bevan and Wales' series, Nye Davies discusses Welsh Labour's latest rebranding invoking Bevan. Bevan […]

Aneurin Bevan and the ‘claim of Wales’

Aneurin Bevan and the ‘claim of Wales’

Posted on 26 June 2017 by Nye Davies

As part of the ‘Aneurin Bevan and Wales’ series, Nye Davies analyses Bevan’s 1947 article ‘The Claim of Wales’ 70 years on from its publication Wales in Bevan’s thought It […]

Top Marx: Bevan and the importance of Karl

Top Marx: Bevan and the importance of Karl

Posted on 11 May 2017 by Nye Davies

He may have been dead for over 100 years but suddenly Karl Marx has become an issue in this election. Within all the General Election coverage, John McDonnell has suddenly […]

The difference between sheep: Bevan and the ‘Welsh Day’ debate

The difference between sheep: Bevan and the ‘Welsh Day’ debate

Posted on 26 April 2017 by Nye Davies

The debate over devolution had been taking place throughout the 20th century. In October 1944 a “Welsh Day” debate was held in the House of Commons to discuss matters that […]

Aneurin Bevan and Wales

Aneurin Bevan and Wales

Posted on 7 March 2017 by Nye Davies

In a previous article I mentioned that this year marks 120 years since the birth of Aneurin Bevan. The post contained a discussion on the legacies of Bevan and another Welsh […]

Welsh Radicalism: The political traditions of David Lloyd George and Aneurin Bevan

Welsh Radicalism: The political traditions of David Lloyd George and Aneurin Bevan

Posted on 15 December 2016 by Nye Davies

This year marks the 100th anniversary of David Lloyd George becoming the British Prime Minister. His legacy includes the disestablishment of the Church of Wales, his role during the First […]