R. S. Thomas

Died aged c. 87

Ronald Stuart Thomas (29 March 1913 – 25 September 2000), published as R. S. Thomas, was a Welsh poet and Anglican priest (Church of Wales) noted for nationalism, spirituality and dislike of the anglicisation of Wales. John Betjeman, introducing Song at the Year's Turning (1955), the first collection of Thomas's poetry from a major publisher, predicted that Thomas would be remembered long after he himself was forgotten. M. Wynn Thomas said: "He was the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn of Wales because he was such a troubler of the Welsh conscience. He was one of the major English language and European poets of the 20th century."

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Er cof am In memoriam R S Thomas bardd poet 1913 – 2000 myfyriwr yn y brifysgol hon 1932-1935 a student at this university 1932-1935

Main Arts Library, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom where they was a student