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Covid 19

Tuesday 19 May, 2020

I hope you are keeping well at this difficult time. You will understand that sadly we are unable to hold the rest of our 19/20 programme.  We are planning a programme for 20/21 and we will publish this as soon as we can. The Transactions will be with you...

Flu And Politics

Monday 6 April, 2020

At the National Eisteddfod of 1983, the eminent epidemiologist Dr 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...

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...

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...

Learned Society of Wales Royal Charter Celebration: address by the Cymmrodorion President

Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Address by the President of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Professor Prys Morgan DL MA DPhil FSA FRHistS FLSW, on the occasion of the Learned Society of Wales Royal Charter Celebration, 19 November 2015 On the evening of Thursday, 19 November 2015 a formal celebration was held at the Wales Millennium Centre,...

Obituaries: Trefor M Owen, R Geraint Gruffydd, Emlyn I Griffith & Dewi Watkin Powell

Monday 20 July, 2015

We record with great sadness the recent deaths of four eminent colleagues who served with distinction as Vice-Presidents of the Society, which extends its deepest sympathy to their families. Trefor M Owen MA FSA (ob. 25 February 2015) Trefor M Owen was born in Dolgellau in 1926. After graduating...

150th Anniversary of Welsh Migration to Patagonia from Liverpool in 1865

Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Merseyside Welsh Heritage Society (Registered Charity) Mimosa Festival Appeal Liverpool 29-31May 2015 The Merseyside Welsh Heritage Society intends to hold a Festival on the weekend of 29-31 May 2015 as part of the general celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the sailing of the Mimosa to set up the...

Welcome to the new website

Thursday 11 December, 2014

The new Cymmrodorion website has arrived! Optimised for desktops, tablets and smart-phones means accessing talks, articles and latest news from the Society has never been easier. The content is designed to be “open-access” which means that members and non-members have equal access to the site and to its content...