Lord Williams bestows first honours as chancellor

First Minister Carwyn Jones and Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland were also honoured at the ceremony Credit: University of South Wales

Lord Rowan Williams has been installed as the new chancellor of the University of South Wales. And among his first duties was presenting honorary doctorates to First Minister Carwyn Jones AM and Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland.

Speaking of his new role, Lord Williams said: "This is in many senses a coming home, in a very personal sense. In a lifetime I have spent many years outside Wales, but my roots are as firmly here as the day I left as a Swansea schoolboy to begin my own study as an undergraduate.

"I return today to Wales for what I believe are the very best of reasons: to take up my next role in Wales's largest university and one of her civic and economic society's great assets."

Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland was among the first to receive an honorary doctorate from Lord Williams Credit: University of South Wales

Honorary doctorates were also awarded to Julia Unwin, chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Presiding Judge for Wales Mrs Justice Nicola Davies.