18 May 2017
Cardiff University experts have paid tribute to Wales’s former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, who has died.
Rhodri Morgan was a regular visitor to the University. In 2010 he was awarded the University’s first Honorary Degree and appointed an Honorary Distinguished Professor to help enhance the University’s growing reputation for leading research in Welsh governance and politics.
The University’s Morgan Botti Lightning laboratory is named after the former Cardiff MP and AM in tribute to his leading role in securing the facility for Wales.
It remains Europe's only university-based lightning laboratory and one of only a handful worldwide.