GWOBR GOFFA GWYN THOMAS

GWOBR GOFFA GWYN THOMAS

Gwobr Goffa yr Athro Gwyn Thomas was awarded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol for the first time in 2017.

Professor Gwyn Thomas was a native from Tanygrisiau and educated at Ffestiniog County School, University of Wales, Bangor, and Jesus College, Oxford. He spent a long time as a lecturer at Bangor University and was also an Honorary Professor at the University. He published nearly twenty volumes of poetry as well as a host of articles and scholarly works, including The Bardic tradition, known to generations of students. Gwyn Thomas was a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and was responsible for stimulating debate within that body about the need for a Welsh Medium College.

Professor Gwyn Thomas was honored as an Honorary Fellow of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol in 2015. 

Winners:

2017: Rhodri Siôn, Aberystwyth University

2018: Lowri Havard, Swansea University