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Memorial Award

Aled Roberts

This award is given to a volunteer for their significant contribution to the Learn Welsh sector.

This can include organising activities in the community, assisting learners individually on a scheme such as the Siarad Scheme, and teaching voluntarily, but isn't limited to these activities.

The award will be presented at a special event in Cardiff on Tuesday afternoon, 14 May.

Aled Roberts

Aled Roberts was born and raised in Rhosllanerchrugog near Wrexham, and he attended Ysgol y Ponciau, Ysgol y Grango and Ysgol Rhiwabon.

He went on to study Law at Aberystwyth University before working as a solicitor in Wrexham, Ruthin and Mold.

He was a former Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member, and also served as Leader of Wrexham County Borough Council.

Aled Roberts was the Welsh Language Commissioner between 2019 and 2022.


Nominations are invited for this Award by 26 April.  Nominations will be scored against the following criteria.

  • Contribution over a period of years.
  • Positive impact on individuals' use of Welsh as a result of the person's contribution.
  • A person whose activities can inspire others.

Adjudication panel

A panel of three will select the winner: a member of staff from the National Centre for Learning Welsh, a member of the Centre's Advisory Board, and a representative from the Centre's partners.

Nominations should not exceed 400 words.