Glaciologist Professor Julian Dowdeswell honoured as Fellow
Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and Professor of Physical Geography in the University of Cambridge, has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.
Julian has a long association with Aberystwyth University, having lectured in geography between 1986 and 1989, and then again as Professor of Glaciology between 1994 and 1998.
Julian was the Founding Director of the University’s Centre for Glaciology, which has become one of the leading British research groups concerned with the study of glaciers and their sedimentary products. The Centre celebrated its twentieth anniversary last year.
Professor Julian Dowdeswell was presented as Fellow on Friday 15 July by Professor Neil Glasser from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.
The late A.J.S “Bill” Williams MBE honoured as Fellow
The late A.J.S “Bill” Williams MBE (1920-2016) has been posthumously honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University.
In 2014 Bill was named as one of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 175 Faces of Chemistry, in recognition of the work he did educating more than 80,000 schoolchildren during his long career at Aberystwyth University from 1950-2011.
As part of a Royal Society of Chemistry initiative to encourage interest in science among 10–12 year olds, Bill devised the demonstration lecture ‘Science and Energy’, which demonstrates that energy occurs in different forms which are interconvertible, with the pupils performing all the experiments. The lecture was given all over the country on some 800 occasions.
Bill passed away in May 2016, aged 95 years. The Honorary Fellowship was collected by his brother Peter Williams in his memory.
The presentation was made by Professor Andrew Evans of the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science.
Credit: Royal Society of Chemistry
Triple Olympian and international conflict diplomat Dr Catherine Bishop honoured with Fellowship
Triple Olympian, international conflict diplomat and experienced speaker and facilitator Dr Catherine Bishop has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.
Dr Catherine Bishop was presented as Fellow on Thursday 14 July by Dr Rhys Thatcher, Reader in Exercise Physiology in the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences.
International law specialist Dr Mitch Robinson honoured as Fellow
Dr Mitch Robinson, an international law specialist for the US Department of Defense, has been honoured as a Fellow of Aberystwyth University.
Mitch graduated with Master of Laws (LLM) from the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University in 2005, and attributes his professional success to his time spent studying in Aberystwyth.
In 2015 he won the Professional Achievement Award at the US British Council’s Education UK Alumni Awards, which honour the outstanding achievements of business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders who can demonstrate how their UK education impacted on their success.
Dr Mitch Robinson was presented as Fellow on Wednesday 13 July by Professor Chris Harding from the Department of Law and Criminology.
Sir Paul Silk KCB honoured as Fellow
Sir Evan Paul Silk KCB has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.
Most of his professional career Sir Paul was as a Clerk in the House of Commons. From 2001 to 2007 he was Clerk to the National Assembly for Wales. He was then Director of Strategic Projects in the House of Commons from 2007 to 2010. From 2011 to 2014 he chaired the Commission on Devolution in Wales.
He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to Parliaments and to devolution.
Sir Paul was presented as Fellow on Wednesday 13 July by Dr Elin Royles from the Department of International Politics.
Writer, campaigner and television pundit Natasha Devon MBE honoured as Fellow
Writer, campaigner and television pundit, Natasha Devon MBE has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.
An alumna of the University, Natasha is founder of the Self Esteem Team and the Body Gossip Education Programme, both working in schools to help teenagers, their parents and teachers with mental health and body image. In 2015 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in recognition of her services to young people.
Natasha Devon was presented as Fellow on Wednesday 13 July by Dr Sarah Riley, Department of Psychology.
Anti-corruption campaigner Charmian Gooch presented as Fellow
Co-founder and director of Global Witness, Charmian Gooch, has been honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University.
Global Witness is a non-profit organisation campaigning to end environmental and human rights abuses which are driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system.
Charmian Gooch was presented as Fellow on Tuesday 12 July by Dr Engobo Emeseh, Department of Law and Criminology.
Ruth Lambert MBE honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University
Ruth Lambert MBE, who has been the face of MOMA Machynlleth and chair of the Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust for nearly thirty years, has been honoured as Fellow of Aberystwyth University.
Ruth Lambert was presented as Fellow on Tuesday 12 July by Professor Robert Meyrick, School of Art.