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In memory of Dr Rhydian Fôn James’s work and achievements

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Rhydian was a talented academic specialising in green economics and a valued member of the Sustainability Lab team at Bangor University.  His passion above else was supporting and helping others, especially through his campaign work on social justice and human rights.  Sadly, Rhydian’s health deteriorated in 2015 and he died peacefully on the 12th of January 2016.  The Sustainability Lab have worked with Rhydian’s family to create a dedicated section of our website to celebrate Rhydian’s life and achievements, and ensure that everyone can access Rhydian’s publications.

Rhydian was an astute academic with a sharp mind and a cheerful personality who’s left a huge gap in our lives.  Our hope as a team is that this website in memory of Rhydian will grow to be a digital space for promoting a greater understanding of the needs of those who live with disabilities, both visible and invisible and enable us to show empathy and insist that everyone is treated fairly and given the opportunity to live life to their full capacity.”

Dr. Einir Young, Director of Sustainability, Bangor University

The Rhydian Fôn James Fund

The overwhelming tributes and support that the North Wales Society for the Blind received in Rhydian’s memory has allowed them to establish The Rhydian Fôn James Fund.  The fund’s aim is to support blind and partially sighted people in North Wales to further their education or gain employment by funding or contributing towards the cost of specialist equipment, training and assessments.  We are pleased that two students from Bangor University have already received support from the Rhydian Fôn James Fund.

Further details on the Grant Fund, including qualifying criteria and application form, can be found on The North Wales Society for the Blind website, or alternatively call 01248 353604.


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