Professor Harold Carter

Elected: 2011

Area(s): Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Specialist Subject(s): Geography

Emeritus Professor of Geography, Aberystwyth University

Harold Carter graduated from Aberystwyth with first class honours in 1950. Later the same year he joined the Geography Department as an assistant lecturer and went on to complete his MA at Aberystwyth in 1952. In 1964 he became Dean of the Arts and was appointed Gregynog Professor of Human Geography in 1968.

Considered an authority on the Welsh language, from 1981-83 he took on the role of Deputy Principal, and was appointed Head of Geography in 1983, followed by Dean of the Welsh Medium Studies, a role he fulfilled until his retirement in 1986. During this time he also spent periods as visiting professor at Cincinnati and Maryland universities in the US, and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was inducted into the Gorsedd of the Bards at the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst in 1989, and elected to the Learned Society of Wales in 2011.

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