Bangor University History student wins prestigious award

Ceiri Wyn CokerCeiri Wyn CokerCongratulations to Ceiri Coker, a postgraduate student at the School of History and Archaeology, on winning the Dr John Davies Memorial Award at the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2017. The prize is awarded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol for the best Welsh history dissertation presented through the medium of Welsh.

Ceiri Wyn Coker, 22, from Boduan near Pwllheli graduated with a BA History degree in 2016, and is now studying an MA in History. Before attending Bangor University, Ceiri studied at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Pwllheli.

Ceiri said: "It is an honour to win the Dr John Davies Memorial Award, as he was one of the most prominent historians of Welsh history, and it was great meeting his family during the presentation event."

Dr John Davies is one of the leading historians of his generation and author of Hanes Cymru (Welsh History) and a host of other publications.

Publication date: 9 August 2017