Bangor University announces new Honorary Fellows

Bangor University has announced the individual who are to receive Honorary Fellowships during this year’s degree ceremonies.

The University awards Honorary Fellowships to reward individuals who have connections with the University or with Wales, to mark their outstanding contribution in their chosen fields.

This year the University is to award Fellowships to 10 individuals. The Award will be made during the University’s Graduation Week, this year, 16-20 July.

Professor John G Hughes, Vice-Chancellor commented:

“Our Honorary Fellowships reflect the University’s interests. The University is an active participant in our local community, and we are honouring notable individuals who have made significant contributions to Wales in their chosen professions. Our graduates make valuable contributions in their chosen careers around the globe, and we delight in all their successes, and are pleased to reward some of our notable alumni for their contributions.”

Those receiving Honorary Fellowships are:

Ann Catrin Evans, an internationally renowned sculptor and jeweller from North Wales who has been a leading light on the Welsh craft scene for over 25 years. Ann Catrin Evans is to receive an Honorary Fellowship for her services to Art

Rev Dr Alwyn Roberts, former Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University has been involved in the life of the University for over 50 years either as a student, member of staff, and member of Council. He will receive an Honorary Fellowship for services to the University.

Alumnus, engineer and entrepreneur Howard M Clarke, who is Chairman of Morgan Innovation & Technology, is to receive an Honorary Fellowship for services to Electronic Engineering

Renowned musician, Llio Rhydderch, who is recognised as the foremost exponent of the Welsh Triple Harp, is to receive an Honorary Fellowship for her services to Music.

Lord David Lloyd-Jones, a distinguished judge and legal scholar, who was recently appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court, has shown his active support of the University’s Law students in a variety of ways. He is to receive an Honorary Fellowship for his services to Law.

Dr Philip Trathan, Head of Conservation at the British Antarctic Survey is to receive an Honorary Fellowship for services to Conservation. He has three degrees from Bangor University; having graduated with a BSc in Botany in 1979, and a PhD in Plant Population Ecology in 1983. He received a DSc for an outstanding contribution to Antarctic Science in 2012.

Professor Julie Williams, a leading figure in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research and recently Chief Scientific Officer for Wales is to be an Honorary Fellowship for her services to Science.

Professor Robin Grove-White, an academic, and Chair of the University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates is to receive an Honorary Fellowship for his services to the community.  Resident on Anglesey, Professor Grove White is a committed and active environmentalist.

Stavros Ioannou, alumnus and Deputy CEO of Eurobank has made an overwhelmingly positive contribution to Greece’s banking sector through managerial roles in major financial institutions. He is to receive an Honorary Fellowship for his services to Banking.

Dr Margaret Wood, an academic and co-author of the first full Geology of Anglesey, has demonstrated a passionate commitment to her profession and to furthering the geological science. She is to be rewarded with an Honorary Fellowship for her services to Geology.

Publication date: 8 June 2018