Honorary Fellows interview series

Honorary Fellow: Nigel Owens MBE

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Nina Di Cara

Nigel Owens MBE is an international Rugby referee from Mynyddcerrig in Carmarthenshire. After spending time as a school technician and youth worker he became a referee in the early 2000s. Since then he has gone on to referee all over the world, including the Rugby World Cup final in 2015. On talking about how it felt to
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Honorary Fellow: Professor Emerita Dame Teresa Rees

Posted on 14 July 2016 by Nina Di Cara

Professor Emerita Dame Teresa Rees was made an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University on Wednesday 13th July 2016. Her career has focussed on promoting gender equality and her research made important contributions to EU policy making, most recently with regard to women in science. As well as this Professor Rees was a Pro Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff
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Honorary Fellow: Dr Sarah Waters

Posted on 14 July 2016 by Nina Di Cara

Dr Sarah Waters is an acclaimed author from Wales whose first novel, Tipping the Velvet, was published in 1998 and won a Betty Trask Award. On Wednesday 13th July Dr Waters was made an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University for her significant contribution to the arts. We spoke to Dr Sarah Waters just after she
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Honorary Fellow 2015 – Philippa Gregory

Posted on 24 July 2015 by Meaghan Crancher

We spoke to Cardiff University’s Honorary Fellow Philippa Gregory. Gregory is a well-known historian and writer. One of her main focuses and passions is writing about the Tudor period and The War of the Roses. She is an author of many well-known novels, including ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ and ‘The White Queen’. I spoke to
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Honorary Fellows: Tony Woodcock

Posted on 31 July 2014 by Allie Lawson

Tony Woodcock became President of New England Conservatory in June 2007, following a career as an orchestra manager in both the UK and the United States. After graduating from Cardiff University in 1974 he began a career in arts management with positions at the Welsh Arts Council and South East Arts, returning to Cardiff in
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Honorary Fellows: Peter Florence

Posted on 19 July 2013 by Allie Lawson

Peter Florence is the founder and director of the Hay Festival. He has also founded many other similar festivals across the globe.  Peter studied for his degree in the University of Paris and has an MA in Modern and Medieval Literature. Do you have any advice or tips for young people who may be considering
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Honorary Fellows: Laura McAllister

Posted on 16 July 2013 by Allie Lawson

Laura McAllister is chair of Sports Wales and former Wales football international and national team captain. What made you return to Cardiff to do your PhD? I wanted to come home! I did my first degree in the London school of economics and then stayed in London for another year but I really wanted to
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Honorary Fellows: John Reardon Smith

Posted on 15 July 2013 by Allie Lawson

John Reardon Smith is the chairman of the Reardon Smith Nautical Trust and was previously the director of two ship owning companies. He was awarded an honorary fellowship at the first graduation ceremony on Monday 15th July for achieving ‘international distinction’ in his field. What was the atmosphere in the hall like during the ceremony?
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Honorary Fellows: Madeleine Bunting

Posted on 14 July 2013 by Allie Lawson

Madeleine Bunting is Associate Editor at The Guardian, author of three books and winner of multiple awards including the One World Trust award in 1999 and in 2006 she was awarded a fellowship on the Templeton Cambridge journalism programme to name only a few. How does it feel coming to the Cardiff graduation? I had no idea
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