Fellows’ News: Wales’s Music, Freedom, Awards

As part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations, Dr.Rowan Williams will be one of several leading thinkers delivering a lecture on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms”. He will speak on the theme of Freedom of Worship on 2nd November at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Singleton Park Campus. Tickets available.

The contribution of Fellows to projects that focus on Wales’ cultural life is evident in the recently published, A History of Welsh MusicIt is possibly the first book devoted to the history of Welsh music, from the time of its earliest sources to the digital age. Its lead editor is Prof. Trevor Herbert FLSW and three other Fellows have contributed chapters: Prof. Helen FultonProf. John Harper and Rev. Dr Sally Harper.

Professor Marilyn Strathern, an Honorary Fellow of the Society, has received the President of the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Professor Kamila Hawthorne takes up her role as Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in November.

Congratulations to Professor Geoff Richards on become Honorary Professor of Aberystwyth School of Veterinary Science. He adds this to earlier Fellowships of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and the Orthopaedic Research Society, as well as a recent Transformative Contribution award from the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies.