Press Releases 2014-2015

Learned Society of Wales Fellowships for University Representatives


Dr Geoffrey ThomasThree representatives from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) have been elected Fellows of the prestigious Learned Society of Wales.

The accolade has been bestowed upon: Dr Geoffrey Thomas, Co-Chair of the University’s governing body and founder of Kellogg College at the University of Oxford; Professor David Austin from the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology; and Dennis O’Neill, internationally renowned Welsh Tenor and Director of the University’s Wales International Academy of Voice.

The Learned Society of Wales Fellowships are awarded to outstanding individuals who have a demonstrable record of excellence and achievement in any academic discipline or who, being members of the professions, the arts, industry, commerce or public service, have made a distinguished contribution to the world of learning.

Professor David AustinElection to Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales is via nomination by existing Fellows. It is open to men and women of all ages and from all ethnic groups. The 2014 election is the fourth in a rolling process towards the building of a strong, representative Fellowship. The Society’s continuing focus on excellence and achievement will ensure that its Fellowship will represent the very best of which Wales is capable in the major academic disciplines.

Sir John Cadogan, the Society’s President, said: “We have once again elected a further very strong cohort of new Fellows, to add to the existing list of excellent Founding Fellows and Fellows. Over the coming years, our Fellowship will continue to grow by election judged by peer review. To be elected will continue to be a target for our young scholars.”

Dennis O'Neill

Note to Editor

  1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was formed in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 Swansea Metropolitan University merged into the University.
  2. The University’s 1828 Royal Charter is the oldest in Wales and is third to Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH The Prince of Wales is the University’s Royal Patron.
  3. On 1 August 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged into the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group but will retain its own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged into the group on 1 January 2014.

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