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Former Abp of Canterbury to head university

Posted on: June 19, 2013 11:41 AM
Dr Rowan Williams on a Communion visit to India
Photo Credit: Lambeth Palace
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From the BBC Website

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is to become chancellor of Wales' largest university.

He will succeed Lord Morris of Aberavon, who retires later this year, at the University of South Wales (USW).

Now Lord Williams of Oystermouth, he grew up in the Swansea Valley and was archbishop for 10 years until last December.

He said he felt "quiet pride" at the appointment and the new university was "a major force for positive change".

Lord Williams, currently master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, said: "It gives me both personal pleasure and a sense of quiet pride to become the formal head of the University of South Wales.

"This is a vigorous academic community of many nations and beliefs brought together by a shared commitment to the transformation of lives through knowledge and education.

To read the full article visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22941903