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William O'Grady Prize for Technicians

The William O’Grady prize for trainee technicians was set up in 1981 from a bequest by Professor David Hughes, Microbiology.  The name was chosen to commemorate the late Mr. W. (Bill) O’Grady of the Department of Plant Science who had served the college as a Technician for over 50 years and had also served as the Secretary of the Cardiff Scientific Society for over 25 years. 

This award is open for applications from all University Technicians in developmental grades 1 – 4 who are undergoing evidenced structured learning. This structured learning may include, but is not limited to, formal training courses and qualifications.  Any forms of development and experiential learning may be included in an application.

A prize of £100 will be awarded to the technician who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in their training and development for their role.


Congratulations to the winner of the 2012 William O'Grady Prize:

  •  Richard Rogers, School of Engineering
William O'Grady Prize

Richard Rogers


To read about why Richard is such a deserving winner, please click on the document on the right of this page.