Winner of 2011 Lleufer Thomas Book Prize Announced

Posted on 8 August 2011

Scholarship winner Cerys Hudson

The University of Wales is delighted to announce that for her first-class contribution to the study of Welsh history, Ms Cerys Hudson is the winner of this year’s Lleufer Thomas prize.

Cerys, who recently graduated with a BA History honours degree from Bangor University, will receive £500 worth of Blackwell’s gift vouchers which she will use to support the cost of buying books for the next phase of her studies.

One external examiner who supported Cerys’s application for the prize reserved special praise for her engagement with medieval Welsh history, particularly the era surrounding the reign of Owain Glyndŵr – the last native Welshman to hold the title, Prince of Wales. It was however her dissertation that impressed examiners most; all of whom were in agreement that it was of a publishable quality, conveying a maturity of approach and understanding.

Speaking of having won her award, Cerys said:

“I am very pleased to receive the 2011 Lleufer Thomas Prize. The book vouchers are an opportunity for me to continue and expand my interest in history. I would like to thank the lecturers at the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology at Bangor University, for their guidance and support throughout my course.”

Applicants for the 2012 University of Wales Lleufer Thomas Prize will be open to students taking Welsh History as part of their examinations for an honours degree. The recipient of the Lleufer Thomas Prize is then selected by an external examiner in Welsh History, who believes the candidate to have attained the highest standard in his/her academic work.

The Prize is provided from a donation given to the University by Mr D Gethin Williams in memory of Sir Daniel Lleufer Thomas MA (Oxf) Anrh/HonLLD (Wales), Junior Deputy-Chancellor 1915-17.


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