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PHILLIPS , REGINALD WILLIAM ( 1854 - 1926 ), botanist ;

b. at Talgarth, Brecks. , 15 Oct. 1854 , son of Thomas Phillips , registrar . He was educated at the Normal College , Bangor (he was later tutor there) and at St. John's College , Cambridge , where he graduated in 1884 with first class in science; he subsequently gained a D.Sc. degree of London University for research work on seaweed. He returned to Bangor in 1884 as a lecturer in biology at the University College ; in 1888 he was promoted professor in that subject, but in 1894 he was appointed to the chair of botany , which he retained until retirement in 1923 . He was an able administrator and took a prominent part in educational movements in the University College of North Wales . He d. 2 Dec. 1926 .


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Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 2001