Posted on 6 January 2010
We are greatly saddened to hear of the death of the renowned author and historian Professor Hywel Teifi Edwards, at the age of 75 on Monday, January 4 2010. He died at the Tŷ Bryngwyn Hospice in Llanelli following a short illness.
Born and raised in Llanddewi Aberarth, Cardiganshire, he studied at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before forging his own illustrious career in academia as Professor of Welsh at the University of Wales Swansea. He was an Honorary Graduate of the University of Wales and specialised in 19th Century history and the National Eisteddfod in particular.
A councillor for the former county of Dyfed, Professor Edwards stood twice as a parliamentary candidate for Plaid Cymru and campaigned tirelessly for the Welsh language.
University of Wales Vice-Chancellor, Professor Marc Clement, paid tribute to Professor Edwards:
“The University of Wales is proud to have numbered Hywel Teifi among its graduates – and also in its distinguished list of honorary graduates. We shall miss him not only as a respected academic colleague, but also as a great friend to the university. ”
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.