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Learned Society of Wales appoints four Bangor Fellows

The Learned Society of Wales has this year named four academics from Bangor University among the new Fellows elected to the Society from across the arts, humanities, sciences and public service sectors.  Election to Fellowship is a public recognition of academic excellence, and LSW Fellowship is keenly competed. Fellows are elected following a rigorous examination of their achievements in their relevant fields.  

Among those joining the Learned fellows this year are:

Professor Tony Brown FLSW, Emeritus Professor, School of English:

Professor Raluca Radulescu FLSW: Professor of Medieval Literature, School of English

Professor David Neville Thomas FRSB FLSW, Professor of Marine Biology, Head of School of Ocean

Sciences, Bangor University; Director of Sêr Cymru NRN-LCEE, Docent at Helsinki University; Research Professor at Finnish Environment Research Institute (SYKE)

Yr Athro Deri Tomos FLSW, Emeritus Professor, School of Biological Sciences,

Professor John G Hughes, Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University said: “I’m delighted that our academics have been recognised and honoured with Fellowships of the Learned Society of Wales. This is a further reflection of the individual’s prominence within their respective academic disciplines.”

Sir Emyr Jones Parry, the Society’s President, said:                                                                     

“I am delighted to welcome such a wide range of outstanding individuals to the Fellowship this year. Their election is recognition of excellence and achievement. They and their work are an inspiration to the nation. Fellows are elected on merit, and again the number of female Fellows is growing.”

Established in 2010, the Society draws upon the considerable strengths of nearly 500 distinguished Fellows based in Wales, the UK and beyond.

The Society, Wales’s first national scholarly academy, aims to establish itself both as a recognised international representative of the world of Welsh learning, and as a source of authoritative, scholarly, and critical comment and advice on policy issues affecting Wales.


Publication date: 19 April 2018

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