Four Bangor academics appointed Fellows of Learned Society

Four Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of The Learned Society of Wales as a result of the Society’s 2013 Election of new Fellows.

They are: Professor Dyfrig Hughes FLSW, Professor of Pharmacoeconomics, Centre for Health Economics & Medicines Evaluation at Bangor University’s Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation;  Professor John Hughes FBCS FLSW, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, formerly Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, University of Ulster, and President, National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Professor Jerry Hunter FLSW, Professor of Welsh at the University’s School of Welsh  and Director of Research (Culture), Pontio,  and The Reverend Professor Thomas Watkin FLSW, Honorary Professor of Law, Bangor University; formerly First Welsh Legislative Counsel.

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.”

Election 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:

· who have a demonstrable record of excellence and achievement in any of the academic disciplines or who, being members of the professions, the arts, industry, commerce or public service, have made a distinguished contribution to the world of learning; and

· who are resident in Wales, or who are persons of Welsh birth but are resident elsewhere, or who otherwise have a particular connection with Wales.

The 2013 Election is the third 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.

Other Bangor University Fellows include;

Professor David Crystal OBE FLSW FBA - Honorary Professorial Fellow, Bangor University; Vice-President, the Institute of Linguistics;

Professor Roy Evans CBE FREngFICE FIStructE FLSW - formerly: Professor of Civil and Structural Engineering, Cardiff University; Vice-Chancellor;Bangor University;

Professor Charles Stirling FRSC FLSW FRS - formerly: Professor of Organic Chemistry, Bangor University; Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Sheffield

Professor Steven Tipper AcSS FLSW FBA - Professor of Cognitive Science, Bangor University; formerly, Director, the Wolfson Centre for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University

The Reverend Owen E. Evans DD FLSW- formerly Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies; Director, The New Welsh Bible;

Professor Gareth Wyn Jones DSc FIBiol FRSC FLSW- Professor Emeritus; formerly Professor in the Schools of Biological Sciences and Agricultural and Forest Sciences;

Mr Alwyn Owens FLSW -  formerly, Senior Lecturer in Electronics,

Professor Huw Pryce FRHistS FLSW - Professor of Welsh History, School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology;
Professor Alan Shore FInstP FLSW - Professor of Electronic Engineering, School of Electronic Engineering;
Professor Gwyn Thomas FLSW - Emeritus Professor of Welsh and formerly Head of the School of Welsh;

Professor Nancy (Margaret) Edwards FSA FLSW, - Professor of Medieval Archaeology, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology;

Professor John (Martin) Harper DMus FRCO(CHM) FRSCM FLSW - RSCM Research Professor in Music and Liturgy, Director of the International Centre for Sacred Music Studies;

Professor (David) Barrie Johnson DSc - School of Biological Sciences;

Professor Ian Rees Jones FLSW - Professor of Sociology and Head of the School of Social Sciences;

Professor Timothy Porter FLSW - Emeritus Professor of Mathematics;

Professor Robert D Rafal FLSW - Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychology.

Publication date: 2 May 2013