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Bangor University academic receives top geography medal

Bangor University’s Dr Iestyn Woolway is one of 25 outstanding people and organisations being celebrated by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) for their notable contributions to geography.

I am deeply honoured to be the recipient of the Gill Memorial Award, joining the distinguished company of past winners who have left an indelible mark on our field. My heartfelt gratitude goes to my incredible family, invaluable mentors, and collaborative partners, whose support has been essential throughout my journey.
Dr Iestyn Woolway,  NERC Independent Research Fellow, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University

Professor Paul Spencer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at Bangor University added,

“Many congratulations to Iestyn on receiving this recognition for his excellent research. His field of research demonstrates the huge potential of combining space observations and on-site research to deepen our understanding of our constantly evolving planet. We hope Iestyn’s success will, in turn, inspire the next generation of Bangor geographers to embrace the possibilities open to them in this fascinating field.”

The full list of award-winners is available on the Royal Geographical Society website: The Awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on Monday, 3 June.

Formed in 1830 for 'the advancement of geographical science', The Royal Geographical Society is the learned society and professional body for geography, and exists to develop, support and promote geographical research, expeditions and fieldwork, education, professional practice, public engagement, and geography input to policy.

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