The Department of Welsh at Bangor University has appointed Dr Angharad Price and Dr Sara Elin Roberts to lectureships at the Department.
Angharad Price is a native of Bethel near Caernarfon. She was educated at Ysgol Brynrefail, Llanrug and went from there to Jesus College, Oxford where she won a BA and DPhil. Since then she has been lecturing at the Welsh Department at the University of Wales, Swansea and the School of Welsh at Cardiff University. She has published widely, mainly on modern literature. Her study of Welsh prose in the 1990s Rhwng Gwyn a Du was published in 2002 and last year her pioneering study Gwrthgilwyr Cymreig yr Eidal was published. She came to the public’s attention in 2002 when she won the Prose Medal with her novel O! Tyn y Gorchudd, which was also named Book of the Year 2003. She is currently working on her third novel.
Sara Elin Roberts is a former pupil of Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni, Anglesey. She graduated in Welsh and History from Bangor and gained a DPhil in Jesus College, Oxford. She has been a tutor at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and then a research assistant on the Dafydd ap Gwilym project at the Welsh Department at the University of Wales, Swansea. The fruits if her doctorate research The Legal Triads of Medieval Wales will be published next year.
“Appointing Angharad and Sara is an event of some importance in the history of the Department of Welsh at Bangor said Professor Peredur Lynch. “Here are two bright young academics who will strengthen our teaching, confirm our commitment to first class research strengthen our creative writing profile. By appointing these two we also feminise our academic staff overnight!” he added.