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Eirwen Meiriona Gwynn (1916-2007)

Eirwen Gwynn

Eirwen Gwynn was the first woman to gain a PhD in physics at Bangor, and for fifty years she was one of the foremost interpreters of science and technology to the Welsh-language community. A pioneering and prolific author, she expressed her opinions forcefully on a wide range of radical subjects such as the status of women in society, nutrition and alternative medicine, and the dangers of nuclear power.

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