Sir Herbert Isambard Owen


Sir Herbert Isambard Owen

Sir Herbert Isambard Owen (1857-1927) was a University academic. He was the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol and a deputy Chancellor of the University of Wales. He was the nephew of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Owen was born in Chepstow in Monmouthshire, south Wales. He was educated at Rossall School and attended the University of Cambridge, reading medicine. [ [http://www.nlw.org.uk/cgi-bin/anw/fulldesc_nofr?inst_id=39&coll_id=10482&expand= Archives Network Wales - Sir Isambard Owen Papers ] at www.nlw.org.uk] He was a major figure in the creation of the University of Wales in 1891-1892 and was its Deputy Chancellor from its creation in 1894 until 1910. He received a Knighthood from Edward VII in 1902.

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