In the establishment of the North Wales Scholarship Association , set on foot by Sir Hugh Owen in 1879 , to fill the gap between elementary and higher education, he took an active part. But it was in the movement which led to the creation of the University College of North Wales that he left his deepest mark upon the public life of Wales . He threw himself zealously into the preliminary work of 1883 , when an endowment fund of over £30,000 was raised, and became the inevitable secretary and registrar of the new college (opened in 1884 ). For eight years he watched over its fortunes; it was his friendship with Dr. Evan Thomas of Manchester which in 1890 brought a legacy of £47,000 into its coffers. In 1892 , ill health forced him to resign; for the next thirteen years he led a less strenuous life, and was the recipient of many honours from college and university.
He had m., in 1888 , Mary Davies ( 1855 - 1930 ) , widely known on the concert platform; in 1891 he became a barrister of the Inner Temple . He contributed the first four chapters to the history of the University of Wales and its colleges, published in 1905 . He d. at Worthing on 25 Nov. of that year and is commemorated in his college by a bronze bust, the work in 1902 of Sir William Goscombe John .
Sir John Edward Lloyd, D.Litt., F.B.A., F.S.A. (1861-1947), Bangor
Published date: 1959