It is with sadness that we learnt about the unexpected death of former First Minister of Wales, Hywel Rhodri Morgan.

Rhodri Morgan, as he is commonly known, had been the Welsh Assembly Member for Cardiff West and the First Minister for Wales from 1999 until 2011. He also served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cardiff West from 1987 until 2001.  After his retirement from front line politics, he became the Chancellor for Swansea University.

Rhodri leaves a gap in the infrastructure of Welsh life after his sad departure and we at SBREC wish to send our condolences to his family. He will be missed in many spheres of Welsh life including his great Chancellorship of Swansea University.

Rest in Peace Rhodri!