Friends of the Dictionary


Come and celebrate the Centenary of the Dictionary in the Eisteddfod AmGen

GPC Amgen session bannerThere will be a virtual meeting (in Welsh) of the Friends of the Dictionary in the Societies Tent at the Eisteddfod AmGen on Wednesday, 4 August at 11:30am. (There will be two other sessions before the Dictionary’s event, see

Professor Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Director of the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies will introduce Professor Medwin Hughes, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and Andrew Hawke, the Dictionary’s Managing Editor will then outline the history of the Dictionary over the last hundred years.

Mary Williams will greet the Friends of the Dictionary and explain how to become a member. To join the session, click here.

Centenary notebook & penThere is a special offer available to all our Friends – including those who join this year: a smart notebook and a ballpoint pen to mark the GPC’s Centenary for just £5 (including UK delivery).

A5 dark blue soft-effect hardback notebook with the centenary logo, 160 ruled pages, with ribbon, pen loop, back pocket, and elasticated band.
Dark blue ballpoint with the centenary logo, made of biodegradable plastic with black ink.
There is only a limited supply available, so first come first served …
If you are already a Friend, please send a cheque for £5.00 to Mary Williams, Friends Organizer, University of Wales Dictionary, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, SY23 3HH; or you can pay directly into the Friends’ bank account:
Account name: University of Wales; Sort code : 40-16-15; Account no. : 83025764; Reference: your name.

please also email to confirm that you have paid online and state where to send the pack.
If you would like to join or rejoin the Friends and take advantage of the offer, please fill in the details here and when paying select the option to receive the notebook. This will automatically add £5 to the membership fee.

The package is available to all, but the price if you are not a Friend is £15 (including UK delivery). It can be paid for by cheque or directly into the Friends’ bank account, please see the details above.
If you have trouble, want to order from abroad, or have any questions, please email Mary Williams at

Support the Dictionary and support the language

We need your support to help secure the future of this valuable resource. There are various ways you can do this – most importantly by using the Dictionary and encouraging others to do so, but you can also help by becoming a Friend of the Dictionary. If you wish, you can also show your support by making a donation as explained below.

Friends of the Dictionary

The chief aim of the Friends is to introduce the Dictionary to as wide an audience as possible here in Wales as well as to publicize and promote its use to a global audience. By joining the Friends of the Dictionary you will be helping to safeguard the future of both the Dictionary and the Welsh language itself.
Users can access the Dictionary, both online and by installing our app on a smartphone or tablet, from wherever they happen to be.

Join us and help promote this priceless resource

GPC wherever you go

GPC wherever you go

As a Friend you will receive:

  • our annual bilingual newsletter
  • an invitation to an annual event
  • an opportunity to visit the Dictionary’s offices
  • discounts on Dictionary publications

as well as the chance to interact with other Friends and be an ambassador for the Dictionary and its work.

Annual membership fees:
£10 for adults; £5 for pensioners, students and the unemployed.

To join the Friends of the Dictionary please click – JOIN

If you would like to consider making a donation please click – Donate to the Dictionary

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