The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion

Recognising the contribution of Wales in contemporary society

Welcome to our website. In accordance with the aims of our founders, The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion seeks to promote the practice and development of the Language, Literature, Arts and Sciences of Wales.

In the past, the Society played a significant part in the establishment of such institutions as the The National Eisteddfod, the University of Wales, the National Library and the National Museum. Today, the Society continues to make an important contribution to political and cultural discourse in Wales. We also support the recognition of the Welsh language in contemporary society and, through the award of a Medal, we provide formal acknowledgement of the contribution of those who have given distinguished service to Wales.

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STUDYING WALES TODAY: A MICROCOSMOPOLITAN APPROACH

Drawing on Michael Cronin’s model of ‘microcosmopolitanism’ and its appreciation of the complexity and diversity of small nations, in this lecture Professor Wynn Thomas champions the importance of ‘studying...read more

The Golden Treasurer: F. T. Palgrave

I first became acquainted with the name of Palgrave in 1950, when my brother Rhodri and I were invited ( with our parents) to be the only guests at...read more

The First Welsh Missionary among the Khasis

India has been part of the psyche of the Welsh since the eighteenth century. Since the days of the hymn writer William Williams Pantycelyn we have been singing of...read more

Lloyd George at Paris, 1938

In September 1936, Lloyd George paid two visits, which were soon to become infamous, to the German Chancellor Adolf Hitler at his mountain retreat at Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian...read more