Hugh Owen Medal 2017

The inaugural Hugh Owen medal was awarded in 2017

The inaugural Hugh Owen Medal was awarded to Professor Chris Taylor of Cardiff University, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to educational research – research which is not only methodologically ground-breaking but which has also informed the development of key education policies in Wales.

Professor Taylor said “I am very honoured to have been awarded the first Hugh Owen Medal by the Learned Society for Wales. It is important we recognise the importance of research in the Welsh education system. Without this we cannot be confident that our education policies and practices address the right issues or will deliver effective results”.

On awarding the medal, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the Society commented “Education should offer everyone the opportunity to develop their talents, to learn and be exposed to ideas. We all need to do better, and excellent practical research can help shape more effective policies”.