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Elaine Morgan opens university building

1st October 2009 - 12 Midnight

Welsh author Elaine Morgan yesterday (September 30th) re-opened a university facility which has been named after her.

The feminist writer, whose works include The Descent of Woman, helped mark the opening of the Elaine Morgan building at the University of Glamorgan's Glyntaff campus.

Speaking to Foyles, the author said she was amazed to receive the honour, adding that when boarding the Cardiff train she will sit where she can see the university buildings and think: 'One of those has my name on it.'

Morgan received an honorary doctorate from the university in 2006 and the building will now be used by its police science department, as well as providing facilities such as an ultrasound suite for healthcare students.

The author herself is no stranger to science, as she has written six books, including The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, on the theory that humans evolved from primates who lived in watery habitats.

In addition to her work on feminism and evolution, Morgan is an award-winning television writer, winning recognition for How Green Was My Valley, Testament of Youth and Campion.

Other writers handed an honorary doctorate by the University of Glamorgan at the same time as Morgan include BBC economics editor and Public Spending author Evan Davies and Patrick Hannan of When Arthur Met Maggie fame.

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