Rees Davies, 1938-2005

I’ve just learned from our university email newsletter of the death of Professor Sir Rees Davies, a distinguished medieval Welsh/British historian with close ties to Aberystwyth, although he left UWA for Oxford just before I arrived here.

Rees took up his appointment to the Chair of History at Aberystwyth in 1976. He served both as Head of the Department of History and as a Vice-Principal of the University. He was appointed to the Chichele Chair of Medieval History at Oxford in 1995. Awarded the CBE in 1995, Rees received a Knighthood earlier this year.

The funeral is to be held in Aberystwyth this Saturday.

Update: A good report here.

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2 Responses to Rees Davies, 1938-2005

  1. Cheryl kitt says:

    Could you please inform me of the details (time, place, etc.) of the funeral of Professor Sir Rees Davies.

  2. Sharon says:

    The funeral service is on Saturday, 21 May at 2pm at Capel y Morfa, Portland Street, Aberystwyth. (There is a request for no flowers, instead donations can be sent to Amnesty International.)

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