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Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Awards

21 October 2021

Philosophy lecturer wins national award

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Dr Huw Williams has won the Gwerddon Award at the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Annual Awards this year.

The Dean for the Welsh Language at Cardiff University scooped the award for his for his article ‘The Path to Perpetual Peace: John Rawls and the Just War Doctrine’.

Huw is a political philosopher who has made a significant contribution to public debate in Wales through his volumes Credoau’r Cymry and Ysbryd Morgan: Adferiad y Meddwl Cymreig, and various contributions to periodicals including Planet and O’r Pedwar Gwynt. As co-editor he has also recently published The Welsh Way: Essays on Neoliberalism and Devolution with Parthian Press.

The Coleg’s annual awards recognised Welsh-medium lecturers and students who made a substantial contribution to post-compulsory Welsh-medium education during 2020-21.

Coleg Cymraeg’s Chief Executive, Dr Ioan Matthews said:

“It is very fitting that we start a year of celebrations marking the tenth anniversary of the Coleg by rewarding some of our brightest Welsh language learners and students, and our most dedicated Welsh-medium lecturers. It is students, learners and lecturers who have been at the heart of the Coleg’s success over the decade, and we are proud of their outstanding success over the last year.”

A member of Cardiff Law and Global Justice, Dr Huw Williams is particularly interested in egalitarian and radical traditions of thought, with a focus on engaging with activism and the public sphere..

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