Rhisiart Hincks is a Senior Lecturer in Welsh and Breton at the University of Aberystwyth, Wales, where he has taught since 1978. He was born in Leicester, England, in 1954. In 2007 he was awarded Urzh an Erminig [The Order of the Ermine] by Skol-Uhel ar Vro / Institut Culturel de Bretagne. He contributes to the Breton magazine Al Lanv [The Tide] (Kemper / Quimper), and edits the bilingual Welsh and Breton magazine Breizh / Llydaw [Brittany / Wales] for Cymdeithas Cymru-Llydaw [The Wales-Brittany Society]. His publications include: E. Prosser Rhys 1901-45, 1980; I Gadw Mamiaith mor Hen [A History of Breton Scholarship up to the 19th Century], 1995; Kentelioù Brezhoneg Diazez / Cwrs Llydaweg Sylfaenol [Basic Breton Course], 2001; Bezañ beleg a zo kargus / Koulz evel bezañ relijiuz [Priests and men of religion in Breton ballads], 2007; Pawb yn ei Baradwys ei hun / Y Dref a’r Ddinas mewn Barddoniaeth Lydaweg [The Town and the City in Breton Poetry], 2007; and ‘Heb Fenthyca Cymaint a sill ar Neb o Ieithoedd y Byd’ Cymysgiaith a Phuryddiaeth... [Aspects of purism in Welsh and other languages], 2007.