Menelaus Medal Lecture

The Learned Society of Wales is pleased to announce that the Welsh engineer and entrepreneur, Sir Terry Matthews Kt OBE PEng FIEE FREng, is the first recipient of the Society’s prestigious Menelaus Medal.

The Medal was recently presented at a ceremony at Cardiff University. A video of the ceremony is available here.

The Medal, which is sponsored by the South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust (SWIEET2007), is awarded for “excellence in any field of engineering and technology to an academic, to an industrial researcher, or to an industrial practitioner who is resident in Wales, or who is of Welsh birth but is resident elsewhere, or who otherwise has a particular connection with Wales”.

The Society’s President, Sir John Cadogan, said:

“It is entirely appropriate that one of Wales’s leading engineers and businessmen, Sir Terry Matthews, has been selected to be the recipient of the first Menelaus Medal to be awarded by the Society. ”

 Sir Terry Matthews said:

“I am very pleased to be the first recipient of the Menelaus Medal of the Learned Society of Wales.  As an engineer and someone who is an enthusiast of industrial history – and business generally – this is a great honour for me.”

Following the ceremony, Sir Terry gave an entertaining and engaging public lecture to local school children and invited guests on the theme of supporting and mentoring a next generation of business people. 

A full gallery is available here

Video of the lecture, Q&A and ceremony are available here.