Posted on 5 May 2019
Professor Ann Parry Owen
The Learned Society of Wales has elected a leading academic from the University of Wales among the newly elected Fellows.
Forty-eight new Fellows have joined the Learned Society of Wales this year from across the arts, humanities, sciences, and beyond. Each new Fellow has contributed to the world of learning as researchers, academics, and professionals – and all come with a strong connection to Wales.
Election to the Fellowship is a public recognition of excellence, is keenly competed, and takes place following a rigorous examination of each nominee’s achievements in their relevant field(s).
Professor Ann Parry Owen, Professor at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth, has been elected to the Fellowship.
Professor Dafydd Johnston, Director of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, said “The election of Professor Parry Owen to the Learned Society of Wales Fellowship is a fitting recognition of her outstanding contribution to the study of Medieval Welsh Literature.”
Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the Learned Society of Wales, said “I am delighted to welcome 48 new Fellows to the Society. Their election recognises their individual achievements and additions to the world of learning and I am pleased that they encompass such a range of research disciplines and beyond. The addition of these new Fellows will strength our capacity to champion excellence across all areas of academic and public life in Wales and abroad.”
Established in 2010, the Learned Society of Wales uses the knowledge of its experts to promote research, inspire learning, and provide independent policy advice. The yearly addition of new Fellows aids the Society in achieving these aims.
The 2019 election is the ninth in a rolling process towards the building of a strong, representative Fellowship. The Society’s continuing focus on excellence and achievement will ensure that the Fellowship represents the very best of learning that Wales has to offer.