Thomas Charles Edwards
Edwards was the son of Lewis Edwards, founder of the Bala Theological College. He was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford, and began preaching with the Presbyterian Church of Wales in 1856. He became minister of the Windsor Street chapel in Liverpool, and later of the Catherine Street chapel in the same city. He was accounted one of the leading preachers of his generation.
In 1872 the new university at Aberystwyth was founded, and Edwards was appointed as the first Principal. He resigned from this post in 1891, partly for health reasons and partly to follow his father as head of the Bala Theological College. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1887.
Statue at Aberyswyth University
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