Rugby star and newsreader to be honoured by Bangor University

Published date: 05 June 2014 |
Published by: Geraint Jones 
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George North (left) is to be made an honorary fellow of Bangor University 

ANGLESEY’S international rugby sensation and a top TV newsreader are set to be honoured by Bangor University.

George North and BBC news presenter Huw Edwards are among those who will be made honorary fellows during the university ’s graduation ceremonies (July 12-18).

Professor John G Hughes, vice-chancellor of Bangor University, said: “Bangor University is strongly grounded within its community and we’re delighted to be able to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by these individuals in their chosen fields.

“They have made a vital contribution to Welsh life or have a strong connection with Bangor University, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them to our degree ceremonies in July.”

Also receiving honorary fellowships are Welsh broadcasters Beti George and Dei Tomos and opera star Rhys Meirion, along with David and Alison Lea-Wilson, founders of the Anglesey Sea Zoo.

Completing the list are Professor Jean White, chief nursing officer for Wales, publisher Andrew McNeillie and Bangor alumni Professor Ed Hill, Professor Robert Owen Jones and Professor Donal T Manahan.


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