Raised in Port Talbot, Sean Crowley is Head of Production and Design at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the college's Director of Drama. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art and has since worked across the design spectrum in film, opera, theatre and television.
International and European Rugby Champions Cup referee Nigel Owens was born and raised in the village of Mynyddcerrig, in the Gwendraeth Valley. Widely acknowledged as the best referee in rugby union, he is respected by players the world over for his expert knowledge and even-handed appraisals of the game.
Swansea University has awarded an honorary degree to world class computer programmer Alan Cox, who rewrote the networking software for a version of the Linux operating system which is used by computers to manage NASA’s international space station; CERN’s Large Hadron Collider; Amazon and eBay.