Photographed by Geoff Charles.

Ifor Williams (1881-1965) was born in Tre-garth, Caernarfonshire. He enrolled as a student at the University of Wales, Bangor, and later joined the staff of the Welsh Department. He was given a personal Chair in 1920 and gained the position of Head of the Department in 1947. His scholarly interest lay mainly in the field of early Welsh poetry and he published numerous volumes of edited verse. Among his most well-known works are his edited versions of 'Canu Llywarch Hen' (1935), 'Canu Aneirin' (1938) and 'Canu Taliesin' (1960).

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