Thomas Charles-Edwards

Thomas Mowbray Charles-Edwards FRHistS FLSW FBA (born 11 November 1943)[1] is an emeritus academic at Oxford University.[2] He formerly held the post of Jesus Professor of Celtic[3] and is a Professorial Fellow at Jesus College.[2]


He was educated at Ampleforth College before reading History at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he studied for a doctorate after taking the Diploma in Celtic Studies under Sir Idris Foster.[2] He studied at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies from 1967 to 1969. He then was a Junior Research Fellow and then a Fellow in History at Corpus Christi College before being appointed to the chair of Celtic.[2]

His expertise is in the fields of the history and language of Wales and Ireland, during the so-called Irish Dark Age (during the Roman Empire) and the general "Dark Ages", which followed the collapse of the Roman Empire in the west.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society,[4] a Fellow of the British Academy[1] and a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. He was elected honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2007.[5]

He is a great-grandson of Thomas Charles Edwards, first Principal of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.



  1. 1 2 "British Academy Fellows Archive". British Academy. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  2. 1 2 3 4 University of Oxford (14 November 1996). "New Jesus Professor of Celtic". Oxford University Gazette. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  3. Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland (2000).
  4. "Fellows of the Royal Historical Society". Royal Historical Society. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  5. "Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards, Jesus College, University of Oxford". Retrieved 2 December 2010.
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