In 1880 , he was appointed a member of the departmental committee of inquiry into the state of intermediate and higher education in Wales ( Aberdare Committee ), the report of which, published 18 Aug. 1881 , led to the Welsh Intermediate Education Act , 1889 , and the establishment of the University Colleges of Cardiff ( 1883 ) and Bangor ( 1884 ). He was appointed ecclesiastical commissioner , 1880 ; honorary commissioner in lunacy , 1886-93 ; and chairman of the Great Western Railway , 1895-1905 .
He succeeded as 3rd earl Cawdor on the death of his father, 1898 . In 1905 (March-Nov.) he was First Lord of the Admiralty in the Balfour Government . He played a leading part in opposition to the ‘ Lloyd George budget’ of 1909 and in 1910 was concerned in discussions for the reform of the House of Lords . His interests included the Carmarthenshire Militia , which he commanded for ten years, and the Royal Agricultural Society of which he was president in 1901 . He d. of pneumonia at Mayfair on 8 Feb. 1911, and was buried at Stackpole Church, Pembrokeshire.
Professor Glyn Roberts, M.A., (1904-1962), Bangor
Published date: 1959