The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion

Recognising the contribution of Wales in contemporary society


Professor Helen Fulton FLSW

Helen Fulton grew up in Cheltenham and London before emigrating with her family to Australia. She is a graduate of the University of Sydney and the University of Oxford, where she trained as a Celticist, and spent three years in the University of Wales, Aberystwyth as a postdoctoral fellow. Her research has mainly been on medieval Welsh poetry, and she learned modern Welsh while living in Aberystwyth. After teaching Middle Welsh and Old Irish at the University of Sydney for 15 years, Helen returned to the UK, firstly to a professorship at Swansea University, then to the Chair of Medieval Literature at the University of York, before taking up her present post of Chair in Medieval Literature at the University of Bristol.

Helen has published a number of books and many articles on medieval literature, with a particular focus on medieval Welsh literature. She has also held management positions as head of department and head of school. Helen has been the editor of the Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion since 2008. She has two sons and is married to the academic and broadcaster Geraint Evans, a native Welsh speaker.