R. S. Thomas has been presented the Cymrodorion Medal at his home at Pentrefelin, near Criccith. Half a century of writing. R.S.Thomas was the 50th person to receive the accolade in the 250-year history of the London-based Honourable Society of the Cymrodorion. Beth yw Cymrod rid rn? Now 87. "His work is read and appreciated worldwide and he has put Wales on the literary map by being the most prominent English-language poet of his day." Kyffin Williams was there. Pres Prof Emrys Jones. Wednesday 5th July, 2000. Same day the young poets launched Oxygen. R.S. was always fond of his.