News from Our Fellows: May 2023

Professor Ann John received an award in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Science, Technology and Healthcare’ category at the EMWWAA (Ethnic Minority Welsh Women Achievement Association) award ceremony on 13th May. Professor Charlotte Williams was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. EMWWAA aims to empower and inspire women and girls of ethnic minorities in Wales through recognition of their contributions.

Professor Menna Elfyn and Professor Zoe Skoulding are shortlisted for Welsh Book of the Year for their poetry collections, Tosturi (Welsh language) and A Marginal Sea respectively.

Baroness Ilora Finlay was one of the Peers named in the 100 Women in Westminster awards for the second year running.  

Professor Andrew Hopkins FRS has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences for exceptional contributions to biomedical and health science, while Professor Trevor Jones CBE has received an Honorary DSc from The Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece. 

Sharing Nuclear Secrets:Trust, Mistrust, and Ambiguity in Anglo-American Nuclear Relations Since 1939co-authored by Professor John Baylis has been published by OUP.

Professor Laura McAllister and Pedr ap Llwys have been recognised by the Gorsedd ahead of this year’s Eisteddfod, in recognition of ‘their achievements and their commitment to Wales, our language and their local communities’.

The launch of a historical map of Swansea, produced by Professor Helen Fulton with the Historic Towns Trust, took place this month at Swansea Museum The map is the first of its kind: a map of a Welsh city all in Welsh.

Rachel Podger, recently appointed as Principal Guest Director of Tafelmusik, has won BBC Music Magazine’s 2023 Recording of the Year Award and the Instrumental Award for her acclaimed solo recital album, Tutta Sola.

Professor Claire Gorrara was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite by the French Ambassador in recognition of her services to the French language and culture and the promotion of multilingualism in Wales and the UK.

Professor Meena Upadhyaya, who was awarded an Emeritus Professorship at Cardiff  University in February, was invited to the King’s coronation at Westminster Abbey earlier this month.