Celebrating 250th with Iolo Williams

Iolo Williams
Iolo Williams

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council and Robert Owen Memorial Museum have released a short film to commemorate Robert Owen’s 250th birthday, which includes speeches from Newtown dignitaries; including a famous naturalist, Iolo Williams and ROMM staff, about the significance of Robert Owen’s life and legacy and why we are celebrating particularly the date of his birthday in Newtown in 2021. Iolo speaks about Robert Owen and his interest in nature.

This short 30 minute video has four sections.

1) The first section features speeches from Rex Shayler (Chairman of ROM) as compere who introduces the other speakers, Colin Laker (Museum Curator), Dewi Hughes (Museum Librarian) and special guest and Iolo Williams (TV wildlife personality on BBC’s Springwatch). Iolo will appear on another series of SpringWatch on BBC TV again from Wales from 25th May 2021.

2) The second section shows some famous quotations of Robert Owen by Ann Evans (Museum Trustee).

3) The third section premieres a demonstration of a virtual museum, putting Newtown ahead with the use of new VR technology to put museums in a 3D space.

4) The final section includes some photographs of David Selby (Mayor of Newtown) and David Smith (Co-op & Mutuals Wales) and children and staff from Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd attending an event at Robert Owen’s statue in Newtown on Wednesday 12th May to commemorate Robert Owen’s 250th  birthday.

View the film now on Youtube.

Find out more about the life and legacy of Robert Owen here:-

Read more about Robert Owen :-
Overview of the life of Robert Owen https://www.robertowenmuseum.co.uk/overview
Early life of Robert Owen https://www.robertowenmuseum.co.uk/early-life
About Robert Owen https://www.robertowenmuseum.co.uk/about/
Robert Owen in 300 words https://www.robertowenmuseum.co.uk/300-words

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