- Emeritus Professor Gareth Ffowc Roberts
- Emeritus Professor
Gareth Ffowc Roberts was Principal of Coleg Normal Bangor (1994-96), thereafter pro Vice-Chancellor (1996-2005) and Professor of Education (2000-2005) at Bangor University and is now Emeritus Professor at the university.
He has specialised in mathematics education with a particular emphasis on bilingual education. He worked as Mathematics Adviser to Gwynedd County Council before being appointed to Coleg Normal Bangor.
He has contributed extensively to the popularisation of mathematics in articles and books and on the media. In 2010 he was awarded the Science and Technology Medal by the National Eisteddfod for his contributions to mathematics. At the Eisteddfod in Wrexham in 2011 he was accepted as a member of the Assembly of Bards. In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (FLSW).
Among his publications, he co-edited a volume on the mathematician and educator, Robert Recorde (1512?-1558): ‘Robert Recorde: The Life and Times of a Tudor Mathematician’ (2012, 2013, Cardiff). He also published a popular book in Welsh on mathematics, ‘Mae Pawb yn Cyfrif’ (2012, Llandysul), and an adaptation into English, ‘Count Us In’ (2016, Caerdydd). He is currently editor of ‘Scientists of Wales’ published by the University of Wales Press, a series that celebrates the role of science and technology in Welsh history.