The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion

Recognising the contribution of Wales in contemporary society

Cymmrodorion Medal

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Through the award of its medal The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion provides formal acknowledgement of the contribution of many individuals who have given distinguished service to Wales in many walks of life. The medal was awarded for the first time in 1883. On the obverse is the coat of arms of the Society and its motto, Cared doeth yr encilion. On the reverse are the words, Wales, and all things great, wise and holy. Appropriate words referring to the recipient of each medal are engraved around the rim, which incorporate the sentiment of ‘notable work for Wales’.

The following have been recipients of the Medal:

  • The Reverend William Rees DD (Gwilym Hiraethog)
  • The Reverend Canon Daniel Silvan Evans BD DLitt
  • The Right Honourable Principal Sir John Rhys PC DLitt LLD
  • Sir John Williams Barwnig GCVO MD LLD DSc
  • Professor Sir John Edward Lloyd DLitt FBA
  • Henry Owen MA DCL
  • Sir Isambard Owen MA MD DCL LLD
  • Sir Owen Morgan Edwards MA DLitt
  • Professor Sir John Morris-Jones MA LLD
  • The Reverend Griffith Hartwell-Jones DD DLitt FSA FRSA
  • Professor Sir Henry Jones CH LLD FBA
  • Edward Owen MA FSA
  • HRH The Prince of Wales KG KT (Edward VIII)
  • Sir Evan Vincent Evans CH LLD FSA
  • The Right Honourable Sir John Herbert Lewis PC GBE LLD
  • Sir William Goscombe John RA LLD
  • Mary Davies MusDoc FRAM
  • Ben Davies MusDoc FRAM
  • Sir John Ballinger CBE MA
  • Ernest Rhys
  • The Reverend Howell Elvet Lewis CH MA DD LLD (Elfed)
  • Professor Thomas Gwynn Jones CBE DLitt
  • Professor Sir Ifor Williams DLitt LLD FBA
  • Sir Daniel Lleufer Thomas LLD
  • Professor John Lloyd Williams DSc MusDoc
  • Thomas Jones CH LLD
  • Sir H Idris Bell CB OBE LLD DLitt FBA
  • Professor W J Gruffydd MA
  • Professor Sir Thomas Parry-Williams MA DLitt D D
  • Saunders Lewis MA DLitt
  • HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • Professor R T Jenkins CBE MA DLitt LLD FSA
  • Sir Wynn Powell Wheldon KBE DSO MA LLD
  • Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards MA LLD
  • Sir David Hughes Parry QC LLD DCL
  • Thomas Richards MA DLitt
  • Kate Roberts DLitt
  • Sir John Cecil-Williams MA LLD
  • Llewelyn Wyn Griffith CBE DLitt
  • Sir Goronwy Edwards MA DLitt FBA FSA
  • Sir Ben Bowen Thomas MA LLD
  • Sir Thomas Parry MA DLitt DLittCelt LLD FBA
  • Iorwerth Cyfeiliog Peate MA DSc DLitt DLittCelt FSA
  • John Gwilym Jones MA DLitt
  • Gwynfor Evans MA LLD
  • Sir Geraint Evans CBE DMus
  • Professor Gwyn Jones CBE MA DLitt
  • Professor Glanmor Williams CBE FBA DLitt
  • Sir J Kyffin Williams OBE DL RA
  • The Reverend R S Thomas BA
  • Professor Emrys Jones PhD DSc DUniv FRGS
  • Emyr Humphreys BA DLitt FRSL
  • Norah Isaac MA
  • Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas DSc ScD DLitt LLD FRS FLSW HonFREng HonFRSE
  • Dr Brynley F Roberts CBE DLitt MA PhD FSA
  • The Most Reverend and Right Honourable The Baron Williams of Oystermouth MA DPhil DD FBA FRSL FLSW
  • Professor The Lord Morgan of Aberdyfi DPhil DLitt MA FBA FRHistS FLSW
  • Professor Sir Martin Evans FRS FLSW
  • Emeritus Professor R Geraint Gruffydd FBA FLSW
  • Jan Morris CBE FRSL FLSW
  • Professor Prys Morgan DL MA FSA FRHistS FLSW