41 Notable alumni of
Bangor University

Bangor University is 1251st in the world, 428th in Europe, and 83rd in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 41 notable alumni from Bangor University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Danny Boyle

    Danny Boyle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    film producerfilm directorscreenwritertelevision producer
    Biography

    Daniel Francis Boyle is an English director and producer. He is known for his work on films including Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and its sequel T2 Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Steve Jobs and Yesterday.

  2. Roger Whittaker

    Roger Whittaker
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    recording artistwriterwhistlerguitaristcomposer
    Biography

    Roger Henry Brough Whittaker is a British singer-songwriter and musician, who was born in Nairobi to English parents. His music is an eclectic mix of folk music and popular songs in addition to radio airplay hits. He is best known for his baritone singing voice and trademark whistling ability as well as his guitar skills.

  3. Robert Edwards

    Robert Edwards
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1925-2013 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    physiologistbiologistphysician
    Biography

    Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards was a British physiologist and pioneer in reproductive medicine, and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in particular. Along with the surgeon Patrick Steptoe, and the nurse Jean Purdy, Edwards successfully pioneered conception through IVF, which led to the birth of Louise Brown on 25 July 1978. They founded the first IVF programme for infertile patients and trained other scientists in their techniques. Edwards was the founding editor-in-chief of Human Reproduction in 1986. In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for the development of in vitro fertilization".

  4. Peter Daszak

    Peter Daszak
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in Bangor University
    In 1987 graduated with Bachelor of Science in zoology
    Occupations
    ecologist
    Biography

    Peter Daszak is a British zoologist, consultant and public expert on disease ecology, in particular on zoonosis. He is the president of EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit non-governmental organization that supports various programs on global health and pandemic prevention. He is also a member of the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

  5. David Whyte

    David Whyte
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    David Whyte is an Anglo-Irish poet. He has said that all of his poetry and philosophy are based on "the conversational nature of reality". His book The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America (1994) topped the best-seller charts in the United States.

  6. Hywel Williams

    Hywel Williams
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hywel Williams is a Welsh Plaid Cymru politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Arfon, previously Caernarfon, since 2001.

  7. Meave Leakey

    Meave Leakey
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in Bangor University
    In 1968 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in zoology
    Occupations
    university teacherevolutionary biologistpaleoanthropologistpaleontologist
    Biography

    Meave G. Leakey is a British palaeoanthropologist. She works at Stony Brook University and is co-ordinator of Plio-Pleistocene research at the Turkana Basin Institute. She studies early hominid evolution and has done extensive field research in the Turkana Basin. She has Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Science degrees.

  8. Paul Bérenger

    Paul Bérenger
    Born in
    Mauritius Flag Mauritius
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paul Raymond Bérenger GCSK, MP is a Mauritian politician who was Prime Minister of Mauritius from 2003 to 2005. He has been Leader of the Opposition on several occasions – from 1983 to 1987, 1997 to 2000, 2005 to 2006, 2007 to 2013, October 2013 to 15 September 2014, and again from December 2014 to December 2016 where he was replaced by Xavier-Luc Duval. Following his party's defeat in the 2014 general elections, he became Leader of the Opposition for the sixth time, making him the longest ever to serve in this constitutional position. He was also Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997 and again from 2000 to 2003, and he was a cabinet minister in the government of Anerood Jugnauth in 1982 and 1991. Bérenger, a Christian of Franco-Mauritian descent, has been the only non-Hindu Prime Minister of Mauritius, or, more particularly, the only Prime Minister who has not belonged to the Jugnauth or Ramgoolam families.

  9. Robert Holdstock

    Robert Holdstock
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1948-2009 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    writerscience fiction writernovelist
    Biography

    Robert Paul Holdstock was an English novelist and author best known for his works of Celtic, Nordic, Gothic and Pictish fantasy literature, predominantly in the fantasy subgenre of mythic fiction.

  10. Stefan Rahmstorf

    Stefan Rahmstorf
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Bangor University
    Studied physical oceanography
    Occupations
    university teacherclimatologistphysicistclimate activist
    Biography

    Stefan Rahmstorf is a German oceanographer and climatologist. Since 2000, he has been a Professor of Physics of the Oceans at Potsdam University. He received his Ph.D. in oceanography from Victoria University of Wellington (1990). His work focuses on the role of ocean currents in climate change. He was one of the lead authors of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

  11. Ann Clwyd

    Ann Clwyd
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Ann Clwyd Roberts is a Welsh Labour Party politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cynon Valley for 35 years, from 1984 until 2019. Although she had intended to stand down in 2015, she was re-elected in that year's general election and in 2017 before standing down in 2019.

  12. Robert Armstrong-Jones

    Robert Armstrong-Jones
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1857-1943 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    psychiatrist
    Biography

    Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones, was a Welsh physician and psychiatrist.

  13. Bill Wiggin

    Bill Wiggin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sir William David Wiggin is a British Conservative Party politician, and a former Shadow Minister for Agriculture & Fisheries. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Herefordshire, previously Leominster, since the 2001 general election.

  14. Kate Roberts

    Kate Roberts
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1891-1985 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    children's writerwriter
    Biography

    Kate Roberts was one of the foremost Welsh-language authors of the 20th century. Styled Brenhines ein llên (The Queen of our Literature), she is known mainly for her short stories, but also wrote novels. Roberts was a prominent Welsh nationalist.

  15. Sarah Atherton

    Sarah Atherton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sarah Elizabeth Atherton is a British Conservative Party politician, who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wrexham since the 2019 general election.

  16. Tom Parry Jones

    Tom Parry Jones
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1935-2013 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in Bangor University
    Graduated with chemistry
    Occupations
    chemistlecturerinventorbusiness executive
    Biography

    Thomas Parry Jones OBE was a Welsh scientist, inventor and entrepreneur, who was responsible for developing and marketing the first handheld electronic breathalyser, winning the Queen's Award for Technological Achievement in 1980 for the work. Born and raised on Anglesey, he attended Bangor University and went on to study for his doctorate at University of Alberta, Canada. Prior to his work on the breathalyser at Lion Laboratories, he was a lecturer at the Royal Military College of Science and the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology. He established the Dr Tom Parry Jones Endowment Fund at Bangor University in 2002. After selling Lion Laboratories in 2005, he set up PPM Technology and Welsh Dragon Aviation. A trust was set up in his, and his wife's, names. The Tom and Raj Jones Trust promotes work by young entrepreneurs.

  17. C. E. Wynn-Williams

    C. E. Wynn-Williams
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1903-1979 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Charles Eryl Wynn-Williams, was a Welsh physicist, noted for his research on electronic instrumentation for use in nuclear physics. His work on the scale-of-two counter contributed to the development of the modern computer.

  18. Caryl Parry Jones

    Caryl Parry Jones
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    actorcomposerwritersingerpoet
    Biography

    Caryl Parry Jones is a Welsh singer-songwriter, broadcaster, actress, comedian, author and composer. She was born in the Flintshire village of Ffynnongroyw and attended Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St. Asaph, but now lives in Cowbridge, in the Vale of Glamorgan.

  19. Alun Ffred Jones

    Alun Ffred Jones
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    film directorpolitician
    Biography

    Alun Ffred Jones is a Welsh politician and member of Plaid Cymru and former television producer, writer and director. Jones was the National Assembly for Wales Member for Caernarfon 2003–07 and for the newly created Arfon constituency since the 2007 National Assembly for Wales election. In 2008 he made history by being the first UK representative to speak in the Welsh language at a meeting of the European Union. He has been Chair of Plaid Cymru since October 2019.

  20. Leighton Andrews

    Leighton Andrews
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Leighton Andrews is an academic and former Welsh Labour politician. He was the National Assembly for Wales member for Rhondda from 2003 until 2016, and was Minister for Children, Education & Lifelong Learning from 2009 to 2011, then Minister for Education and Skills in the Welsh Government until his resignation on 25 June 2013 after an alleged conflict between his own departmental policy and his active campaigning to save a school in his constituency.

  21. Siân James

    Siân James
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    harpistsinger
    Biography

    Siân James is a Welsh traditional folk singer and harpist who has recorded for Sain and BBC Records as well as her own label, Bos.

  22. Roger Roberts, Baron Roberts of Llandudno

    Roger Roberts, Baron Roberts of Llandudno
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    life peerChristian ministerpolitician
    Biography

    John Roger Roberts, Baron Roberts of Llandudno, is a Welsh Liberal Democrat politician, Methodist minister, and life peer. He was for many years President of the Welsh Liberals, and later, the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

  23. Albert Evans-Jones

    Albert Evans-Jones
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1895-1970 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Sir Cynan Evans-Jones CBE (14 April 1895 – 26 January 1970), more commonly known within Wales by his bardic name of Cynan, was a Welsh war poet and dramatist.

  24. Peredur Lynch

    Peredur Lynch
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    professorwriter
    Biography

    Peredur Ionor Lynch is a Welsh academic who serves as professor of Welsh & Medieval Literature in the School of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Bangor University.

  25. Owen Hurcum

    Owen Hurcum
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1997-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Owen J. Hurcum is a British politician active in the city of Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, as a Bangor City councillor for the Glyder ward. Since May 2021, they have been the Mayor of Bangor, the first openly non-binary mayor of any city world-wide and the youngest person in history to hold a mayoral position in Wales.

  26. Leo Sachs

    Leo Sachs
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1924-2013 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    university teachermolecular biologistbiologistgeneticist
    Biography

    Leo Sachs was a German-born Israeli molecular biologist and cancer researcher. Born in Leipzig, he emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1933, and to Israel in 1952. There he joined the Weizmann Institute of Science.

  27. Owain Owain

    Owain Owain
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1929-1993 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    poeteducatorwriternuclear physicist
    Biography

    Owain Owain was a Welsh novelist, short-story writer and poet. He also founded Tafod y Ddraig (The Dragon's Tongue), which became the Welsh Language Society's main voice from its birth in the 1960s to the present day.

  28. Angharad Tomos

    Angharad Tomos
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Angharad Tomos is a Welsh author and prominent language activist. She is a recipient of the Tir na n-Og Award.

  29. Hardyal Dhindsa

    Hardyal Dhindsa
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hardyal Dhindsa is a British politician, and the former Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, representing the Labour Party. He was elected to the post on 5 May 2016, succeeding the previous incumbent, Alan Charles. He was defeated by the Conservative Party candidate Angelique Foster in the 2021 election.

  30. Roger Yates

    Roger Yates
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Roger Yates is an English lecturer in sociology at University College Dublin and the University of Wales, specialising in animal rights. He is a former executive committee member of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), a former Animal Liberation Front (ALF) press officer, and a co-founder of the Fur Action Group.

  31. Rosa Lee

    Rosa Lee
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1884-1976 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in Bangor University
    Studied in 1904
    Occupations
    academicmarine biologiststatistician
    Biography

    Rosa Mabel Lee was a statistician, the first woman scientist to be employed by the Marine Biological Association and the first woman to work as a government fishery scientist in the United Kingdom.

  32. Guto Puw

    Guto Puw
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Guto Pryderi Puw is a Welsh composer, university lecturer and conductor. He is considered to be one of the most prominent Welsh composers of his generation and a key figure in current Welsh music. Puw's music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and been featured on television programmes for the BBC and S4C. He has twice been awarded the Composer's Medal at the National Eisteddfod.

  33. Matthew Collins

    Matthew Collins
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    archaeologistanthropologist
    Biography

    Matthew Collins, is a Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Copenhagen and McDonald Professor in Palaeoproteomics at Cambridge University.

  34. Bert Biscoe

    Bert Biscoe
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Bert Biscoe is a Cornish politician, historian and bard of the Cornish Gorseth also known by the bardic name Viajor Gans Geryow. He represents Cornwall Council's Truro Boscawen District as an independent Cornwall Councillor and Truro City Council councillor. Bert Biscoe is known locally for his work as a local historian and for his activism related to the Cornish identity debate. In 2012, his book of poems called "Trurra" won a Waterstones Publishers Award at the Holyer An Gof literary competition. Biscoe was made Mayor of Truro in 2020 in an online ceremony.

  35. Robert Bryan

    Robert Bryan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1858-1920 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    composerpoet
    Biography

    Robert Bryan was a Welsh poet, composer and folklorist.

  36. Silyn Roberts

    Silyn Roberts
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1871-1930 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Robert "Silyn" Roberts was a Welsh clergyman, writer, teacher and pacifist.

  37. Phil Hopkins

    Phil Hopkins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1880-1966 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Phil Hopkins was a Welsh international rugby union wing who played club rugby for Swansea Rugby Football Club. He won just four caps for Wales but made an important impact to the team's 1909 Triple Crown winning championship.

  38. Terwyn Davies

    Terwyn Davies
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    television presenter
    Biography

    Terwyn Davies is a Welsh broadcaster, originally from Ceredigion in Wales, who is currently presenting S4C's farming and rural affairs programme, Ffermio. He lives in a mock Tudor Barratt home development in Carmarthen, West Wales.

  39. David Miall Edwards

    David Miall Edwards
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1873-1941 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    writerprofessortheologian
    Biography

    David Miall Edwards was a Welsh Non-conformist writer and theologian who wrote in both Welsh and English.

  40. Liz Howe

    Liz Howe
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-2019 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    ecologistherpetologist
    Biography

    Liz Howe was a British ecologist and herpetologist. She is best known as one of the coordinators of a comprehensive field survey of the natural habitats of Wales, published in 2010.

  41. Carol Coslett

    Carol Coslett
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    presbyter
    Biography

    Carol Ann Coslett has been Archdeacon of Chesterfield since 2018.