D. J. A. WELSH a1 a1 Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD
Crispin St John Alvah Nash-Williams was born in Cardiff on 19 December 1932. His father was Keeper of Archaeology at the National Museum of Wales and also Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at University College, Cardiff. War broke out when Crispin was six; his father joined the army and his consequent absence changed the family's life.