The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion

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Message from the President

Thursday 15 September, 2022

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion wishes to express its great sadness and regret at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and to offer our sincere condolences to King Charles III, who as Prince of Wales has been our valued patron for many years, and also to the Royal Family....

Cymmrodorion elect Professor Sir Deian Hopkin as new President

Thursday 23 June, 2022

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (“the Society” or “Cymmrodorion”), which promotes the language, literature, arts and science of Wales, today announces it has elected Professor Sir Deian Hopkin as its new President. Sir Deian’s election was confirmed by the Society’s council at its annual general meeting on 24 May...

New Treasurer

Tuesday 9 November, 2021

The Society is delighted to announce that Tomos Packer has been appointed as its Treasurer. Tomos currently serves as Head of Group Risk Economics for HSBC bank in London. Previously he has worked as a Director in the Credit Portfolio Risk team at Barclays Investment Bank and as an...

Our 2021/2022 Lecture Programme

Wednesday 18 August, 2021

The Cymmrodorion are delighted to announce its lecture programme for the coming year, an eclectic mix of contributions on topics spanning the arts, sciences, literature, language, and politics of Wales. There are a range of experts and contemporary leaders speaking to the society over the next year. These include...

Cymmrodorion launch search for Treasurer

Monday 5 July, 2021

The Honorable Society of Cymmrodorion, which promotes the language, literature, arts, and science of Wales, is searching for a new Honorary Treasurer to join the Society during 2021. Founded in 1751 by Welsh people living and working in London the Cymmrodorion has promoted the development of some of Wales’...

Cymmrodorion pay tribute to its Vice-President, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Friday 9 April, 2021

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion mourns the death of its Vice-President, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Professor Prys Morgan, President of the Cymmrodorion, said:   “On behalf of the Society, I would like to express my deep sadness over the passing of our Vice-President, HRH The Duke...

Dr Osian Ellis

Tuesday 19 January, 2021

The society is sad to announce the death of Dr Osian Ellis, CBE,  the world-famous harpist. Dr Ellis was a long-standing member of the Society and a much-respected Vice-President. He was Professor of the Harp at the Royal Academy of Music and, for many years, the Principal Harpist with the...

Cymmrodorion appoint two new Council members

Thursday 3 December, 2020

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, which promotes  the language, literature, arts and science of Wales, is delighted to announce that it has appointed Dr. Elizabeth Siberry and Theo Davies-Lewis as new Council members. Dr. Siberry is currently on the Council of the University of Wales Trinity St. David and...


Tuesday 24 November, 2020

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion sends its sympathy to the family and friends of Jan Morris on the announcement of her death on 20th November. Jan Morris embraced her Welsh heritage and her contribution as a writer and an historian was considerable. This was recognised by the many organisations which honoured her including the...

Sir John Meurig Thomas

Thursday 19 November, 2020

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion sends sympathy to all Sir John’s family, friends and colleagues on the occasion of his death on 13th November 2020. Sir John was not only an eminent and world- renowned scientist and academic but also someone who “was a Welshman to his core” and true to his Welsh heritage. He was...

Emyr Hymphreys

Monday 5 October, 2020

As a Society we are saddened by the death of literary giant Emyr Humphreys. Last year we celebrated his 100th birthday with a retrospective lecture, now a Cymmrodorion podcast. He was a recipient of our honorary Medal. It’s a great loss to Wales and further afield. We extend our...

September news

Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Our podcasts online We now have several podcasts of past lectures on our website. The most recent is our 2020 June Gruffydd Memorial Lecture with the Montgomeryshire Society; “The Novelist Elena Puw Morgan: Rethinking Modernism”. The novelist’s granddaughter, Dr Mererid Puw Davies, gave this talk, and it was co-authored...

Changes to 2020 Lecture Programme

Thursday 17 September, 2020

Regrettably the 24 September talk has been cancelled. We have a new lecture to announce and a change in dates. Here is our 2020 programme. 20th October – 6:30pm The Jews in Wales Dr. Cai Parry-Jones, Digital Archivist and Data Manager, the National Holocaust Centre and Museum. 19th November...

Would you like to join our Council?

Friday 28 August, 2020

Friday 28 August, 2020 A new chapter of the Cymmrodorion has opened, and we are looking for Council members. If you can guide us in strengthening our online presence, or have experience in lectures and events please get in touch.  Other experience is welcome too, and of course an appreciation of...


Monday 3 August, 2020

We were very pleased to contribute online to this year’s Eisteddfod; if you wish to listen to this excellent lecture by Professor Gerwyn Williams click here to view on youtube.