C J Littlejohns Medical Prize

About C J Littlejohns

Learn more about the man behind the prize.

About the Winners

learn more about the latest winner, read their essay and find out where they are now.

How to Apply

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The CJ Littlejohns Medical Prize is open to current and former pupils at Gowerton School. The winner of the prize will receive a bursary of  £1,000 to help with their medical studies (£200 each year for five years). The prize has been established by the family of Cecil John Littlejohns to commemorate his life. The 2019 prize is now open.


On behalf of the family his son  Professor Peter Littlejohns said


“Throughout his life Cecil John was committed to helping others in the community. This prize means that his legacy of generosity will continue in the future as an encouragement to young people embarking on a challengng but rewarding medical career "

The Latest Winner


The winner of the  2018 C J Littlejohns Medical Prize is Cerys Jones.  She started at the School of Medicine,  University of Cardiff in September 2018.

She was presented with her prize by Professor Peter Littlejohns at the Gowerton School Senior Awards Ceremony on 11th April 2019.



Prestigious awards received by 2014 CJL Prize Winner

Katy, the 2014 CJL Prize winner has received a  national award at the Palace of Westminster.  Her work on widening access to medical school at Southampton Medical School was recognised by being runner up in the national  "widening participation" competition organised by Health Education England. Katy is now President of the Southampton Widening Access to Medicine Society (WAMSOC). She was also runner up at the Southampton  Medical School Spring Ball Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Medicine. This was out of all of the students at Southampton Medical School. 


 CJL Global Health Prize

A new prize has been added to the CJ Littlejohns prize portfolio. This is the CJ Littlejohns Global Health Prize. This is awarded for the best poster presentation in the Global Health Module of the Masters in Public Health  at King's College London. The 2019 winners are Marta Cucchi, Simisola Bisiriyu,  Fernado Tirado,  Nicoletta Louca, Yanxiu Chenl,  Yifei Wang, Adam Shepherd and  Reyhan Kalayci. They will share a prize of £300 and a certificate will be awarded at the King's College Graduation Ceremony. Read the winners'  bios and appreciate the range of backgrounds that can lead to an interest in Public Health. 


Click her to learn more about Cerys and how she decided on a career  of medicine



To commemorate the 100 yr anniversary of the birth of CJ Littlejohns a special  2016  CJ Littlejohns Society  Prize  was established. All students in the school were invited to submit a work of art depicting 100 yrs of Welsh Society. The winner was Jacob Arnold with a picture of Pennard Castle, second was Ross Williams with a print of dragons and Carys Buckley, Ilia James and Anastasia Edwards came third with a collage depicting memories of Gowerton School

The Lottery of Devolved Cancer Care 

Professor Peter Littlejohns has produced a film called “The lottery of Devolved Cancer Care”. It examines variation in access to expensive cancer drugs in the home countries. It is based on the circumstances that led Ifron Williams moving from Wales to England to get his treatment and then how he established his campaign “Hawl i Fyw”  to get fair access to health services.

"I think it is beautifully filmed and thought provoking to those who are outside this bubble of cancer treatment "   Rebecca Willams Ifron's widow July 2017


Useful information for prospective medical students

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