Winner of Lleufer Thomas Prize Announced

Posted on 13 July 2010

We are pleased to announce that Lois Prysor Jones of Arenig in Bala will be this year’s recipient of the University of Wales Lleufer Thomas Welsh History Prize.

John Gwynfor Jones, an external examiner of Welsh History who supported Lois’s nomination for the Prize, described Lois as girl ‘full of knowledge and maturity, who demonstrated great ability in her handling, interpretation and analysis of historical evidences.’

Having graduated this summer from Bangor University with a first class University of Wales honours degree award in Welsh and Welsh History, Lois will receive £500 worth of book vouchers. which we hope she will find beneficial for her future studies.

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

On being awarded her prize, Lois commented:

"I am both delighted and honoured to receive the Lleufer Thomas Prize. The Prize will prove very useful next year when I undertake a post-graduate degree in teaching at Bangor."

Applicants for the 2011 University of Wales Lleufer ThomasPrize should be 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 this candidate has attained the highest standard in his or her academic work.

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