Labour peer to give first Patrick Hannan Lecture

Baroness Morgan Baroness Morgan will speak on the links between Labour and Welsh devolution

Former Labour MEP Baroness Eluned Morgan will deliver the first Patrick Hannan Lecture, which will be aired on Radio Wales in memory of the late author and broadcaster.

Hannan, who died in October 2009, spent more than 40 years reporting on Welsh life, first at the Western Mail, before working for the BBC and HTV Wales. On October 20, BBC Cymru Wales will hold an event in his memory at the National Library in Aberystwyth.

"For more than 40 years Patrick Hannan was at the forefront of Welsh journalism," said BBC Cymru Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies. 'With his unique style, wit and intellect he managed to win and retain the respect of politicians and public figures and the Welsh audience.'

Baroness Morgan, who represented Wales at the European Parliament for 15 years and was the youngest MEP when she took her seat in 1994, will speak about the relationship between Labour and Welsh devolution.

The lecture will be broadcast on Radio Wales on October 23 at 1pm.

There are a limited number of free tickets available from the National Library shop on 01970 632 548 or online.

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