Centre had its germ in an idea of Professor Gwyn Thomas, following
the appointment in 1998 of R.S. Thomas to an honorary chair in the
Welsh Department at University of Wales, Bangor. The idea was developed
in collaboration by Jason Walford Davies of the Welsh Department
and Tony Brown of the English Department.
support for the refurbishment and equipping of an appropriate room
in the Main Library was given by the University Research Committee
and the Humanities Research Centre. Work was completed in 1999 and
the Centre was officially opened by R.S. Thomas in April 2000.