Dr Ben Guy, a Fellow of Robinson College and Teaching Associate, Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge was awarded The Dillwyn Medal 2021 for Early Career Research Excellence in the Humanities and Creative Arts by the Learned Society of Wales. In his research, Dr Guy explores the written culture of medieval Wales.
On receiving the medal, he said: “It is a great honour indeed for my work to be recognised in this way. Having grown up in Wales, I have always been motivated to learn more about its fascinating history and culture. I hope that I can inspire others to seek a deeper understanding of this beautiful yet complex land.” To read more about Dr Guy’s award and listen to Dr Guy talking about his work and research, please visit the website of The Learned Society of Wales Cymdeithas Ddysgedig Cymru.
Dr Guy was also awarded The Francis Jones Prize for the joint-best book in Welsh history 2020 by Jesus College, Oxford for his book Medieval Welsh Genealogy published by Boydell and Brewer. To read more about Dr Guy’s book, please visit the publisher’s website.
On receiving the Francis Jones Prize, Dr Guy said: "I'm truly delighted to be awarded the Francis Jones Prize for Welsh History 2020. Not only is this the most prestigious prize in Welsh history, awarded by an Oxford College with a long association with Wales and Celtic Studies, but Francis Jones is a name that I'm only too happy to be associated with my book. As Wales Herald of Arms Extraordinary, Francis Jones had a great interest in medieval Welsh genealogy, the subject of my book, and wrote some important works on the subject. I can only hope that he would have approved of my book being given this award in his name."