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.