Oxbridge offers keep up Llandovery college tradition
10:00am Sunday 3rd February 2013 in News
TWO Llandovery College pupils are continuing the school’s Oxbridge tradition by being offered places at Oxford and Cambridge.
Olwen Wilson and Chris Williams were overjoyed to hear they have been provisionally accepted at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge (formerly New Hall College), and University College Oxford respectively.
Olwen, from Tirabad, near Llandovery, joined the College Prep School in Year 6 and is the current head girl. She has been offered a place at Cambridge to read Natural Science (Biological). Chris, from Pontardawe, who joined Llandovery College in Year 12 from Ysgol Cwm Tawe, has received an offer to read Mathematics at Oxford.
Chris’ teachers at Llandovery College say his passion for maths is unparalleled and his success is no surprise.
Headmaster Guy Ayling said: “Chris’ outstanding capabilities in the field of mathematics, coupled with a work ethic that is second to none, have resulted in welldeserved recognition.
Chris, who plays rugby for the Llandovery College 1stXV, said: “I just love Maths, love the logic of it, how you start with something unknown and follow the logical steps to come out with a correct answer.”
Olwen, who is a key team player in the 1st XI Hockey team, hopes eventually to work in scientific tissue research.