Menelaus Medal 2013

The first recipient of the Society’s Menelaus Medal, in July 2013, was the Welsh engineer and entrepreneur, Sir Terry Matthews Kt OBE PEng FIEE FREng.

The Learned Society of Wales is pleased to announce that the Welsh engineer and entrepreneur, Sir Terry Matthews Kt OBE PEng FIEE FREng, will be the first recipient of the Society’s prestigious Menelaus Medal.  The Medal, which is sponsored by the South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust (SWIEET2007), is awarded for “excellence in any field of engineering and technology to an academic, to an industrial researcher, or to an industrial practitioner who is resident in Wales, or who is of Welsh birth but is resident elsewhere, or who otherwise has a particular connection with Wales”.

The Society’s President, Sir John Cadogan, said:

“It is entirely appropriate that one of Wales’s leading engineers and businessmen, Sir Terry Matthews, has been selected to be the recipient of the first Menelaus Medal to be awarded by the Society.  I am delighted that he has accepted our invitation to attend our presentation ceremony in Cardiff University on 3 July.”

Sir Terry Matthews said:

“I am very pleased to be the first recipient of the Menelaus Medal of the Learned Society of Wales.  As an engineer and someone who is an enthusiast of industrial history – and business generally – this is a great honour for me.”

The Medal will be presented during a ceremony which will be held in the John Pryde Lecture Theatre

(C-/1.0i) in the Sir Martin Evans Building, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX, at11.00 a.m. on Wednesday, 3 July 2013.  All are welcome to attend.

Immediately following the ceremony, Sir Terry will give a public lecture on the theme of supporting and mentoring a next generation of business people, to create an economic growth engine for Wales, targeting world markets.