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Flu And Politics

Monday 6 April, 2020

At the National Eisteddfod of 1983, the eminent epidemiologist Professor Gwilym Wynne Griffith delivered a lecture called ‘Ffliw a Pholitics’ (‘Flu and Politics’), which was subsequently published in two parts in the science journal, Y Gwyddonydd, 22.1 and 22.2 (1984). Now, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, his...

Do you need a strong constitution to be a national poet

Thursday 9 January, 2020

As it relates to matters consistent with the aims of the Society, we thought you might be interested in the following which comes to us from Dr Catriona Mackie: I am writing to let you know about a poetry event that will be taking place on Thursday 6th February...

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion – Honorary Secretary

Wednesday 17 July, 2019

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion is seeking to make an appointment to the office of Honorary Secretary, to succeed Dr Lynn Williams who has served in this capacity since 2015 and who has now relinquished the role. The Society was founded in 1751 and is based in London. It...

Social Anthropologies of the Welsh: Past and Present

Friday 17 May, 2019

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion was pleased to support this event, which comprised an evening lecture and one-day symposium held at Cardiff University on 1 and 2 May 2019.  It was organised jointly by the Society, WISERD (the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data and Methods), the...


Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Coincidentally and totally independently, some Council members were invited to attend a reception at the Reform Club at the end of February 2019 that took the form of a recital and presentation on behalf of The Aloud Charity. The recital was by about 30 members of the Aloud Academy...

Honorary Secretary

Monday 22 October, 2018

The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion is seeking to make an appointment to the office of Honorary Secretary, to succeed Dr Lynn Williams who has served in this capacity since 2015 and who will relinquish the role in the Spring of 2019. Further information about the role may be obtained...

Research Excellence Framework 2021: call for nominations for Panels and sub-panels

Thursday 23 November, 2017

The UK’s higher education funding bodies are seeking research experts from diverse backgrounds, institution types and geographical regions to serve as sub-panel members in the second Research Excellence Framework exercise, which will be held in 2021. They particularly welcome nominations of candidates from groups previously under-represented on assessment panels,...


Friday 17 November, 2017

During a well-attended ceremony held at the Reform Club in central London on Tuesday, 24 October 2017, the Medal of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion was presented to its President, the historian, Professor Prys Morgan DL MA FSA FRHistS FLSW. The Medal, which was awarded for the first time...

Cymmrodorion Member Survey

Tuesday 21 February, 2017

The Honourable Society of the Cymmrodorion is looking to commission a small survey of about 100 recent members to identify why and how they joined the society and what activities they want to have from it. Click the header to find out more

Award of the Society’s Medal to Welsh author, Jan Morris: the ceremony in Llanystumdwy

Monday 7 November, 2016

During a well-attended ceremony held at the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre in Llanystumdwy, near Criccieth, on Sunday, 9 October 2016, the Society’s Medal was presented to the Welsh historian, author and travel writer, Jan Morris CBE FRSL FLSW. The Medal was awarded “for her distinguished contribution to literature and...

Montgomeryshire Society: Ffion Hague and Siân Lloyd at the London Welsh Centre, 21 November 2016

Tuesday 1 November, 2016

The Montgomeryshire Society is holding a ‘Head to Head’ with Ffion Hague and Siân Lloyd at 7.30pm on Monday 21 November. The event will take place in the bar (1st floor) at the London Welsh Centre, Gray’s Inn Road. Ffion Hague spent six years in the Civil Service Fast...

Celts, Romans, Britons: Classical and Celtic Influence in Britain, 55 BC – 2016 AD

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

An Interdisciplinary Conference Investigating the Place of Celtic and Classical Heritage in the British Historical Imagination Venue: the Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Rd., Oxford Date: Saturday, 2 July 2016 (all day) This conference will investigate the profound influence of Celtic and Classical heritage on the development of British historical identity....

Wales in London Spring Dinner, 26 May 2016, with guest speaker Dr Norbett Rottgen

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Subject: What characterises the German political scene and what are the key issues of German Foreign Policy? Location : St James’s Court Hotel, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AF Date : Thu 26/05/2016 18:30 
Booking Email : Price : £55 (to include dinner and drinks) Payable By : Credit...

London Welsh Rugby, 5th March 2016

Tuesday 23 February, 2016

London Welsh Rugby Club extends a special ticket offer to members of The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion for its Greene King IPA Championship fixture against Rotherham Titans on Saturday 5th March (kick-off 2pm) at Old Deer Park, when we will be celebrating St David’s Day. The club is delighted to be...

Welsh Art Week London 2016 – an Exhibition and Events for St Davids Day week, Monday, 29 February to Saturday, 5 March 2016

Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Organisers: The Gallery / Yr Oriel, Newport, Pembs. Venue: The Woolff Gallery, 89 Charlotte Street, W1T 4PU The exhibition will be OPEN DAILY between 10am and 6pm from Monday 29th February until Saturday 5th March. Artists exhibiting include Denis Curry, Annette de Mestre, Mike Jones, Gillian McDonald, Wynne Jenkins, Alice Tennant,...

Eighth Annual Kyffin Williams Lecture, Highgate School, 1 February 2016

Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Andrew Green, formerly Librarian at the National Library of Wales will be giving the Eighth Annual Kyffin Williams Lecture at the Mills Centre, N6 4PP on 1 February 2016, beginning at 8.00 p.m. and will be speaking on the subject, “Kyffin Williams the Writer”. Tickets are available from: Further information...