Heini Gruffudd

Heini Gruffudd

Heini Gruffudd was brought up in Swansea, the son of the late Professor J. Gwyn Griffiths and Dr Kate Bosse Griffiths. He spent most of his career as a Welsh teacher, before being appointed as a lecturer at the Department of Adult Continuing Education in Swansea University in 1990.

Since his early retirement in 2003, he has continued to work as a consultant and translator. He was chair of the Executive Committee of the 2006 National Eisteddfod in Swansea, and for many years has been a mainstay of Welsh language life in the city.

He has published extensively, including popular books for learners; he won many awards in 2012 for his volume Yr Erlid in which he records the history of his mother’s early life (later published in English as A Haven from Hitler).

Heini Gruffudd contributed to the Coleg Cymraeg’s work as a consultant and as a member of project panels.