Our Future Health – the Society’s lecture series for 2019

In the 70th anniversary year of the NHS, the Learned Society of Wales is pleased to announce a set of prestigious lectures on health in Wales and beyond.

The series will be launched in Cardiff on 17 January 2019 with a major speech by Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, looking at what the next 70 years will hold for our health service. Further events will take place throughout Wales and will focus on key current topics including sexual health, the economics of public health, and dying in today’s world. A full list is provided below.

Each lecture is free to attend and open to all, and will be followed by a Q & A session with the speaker(s).

For more information, please contact the Senior Executive Officer, Dr Sarah Morse.

Introduction from Professor John Wyn Owen, Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales


Events in the series

Click here to visit our Eventbrite page, where you can register for all events and find further information.

DateTitlePartner / venue
17 January 2019The NHS: A Success, But Where Next? Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz FLSWCardiff University
6 February 2019The Future of Health and Healthcare in the Anthropocene Epoch Professor Sir Andy HainesUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint David – Carmarthen campus
13 February 2019 A Medical School for Swansea, West Wales and the World Professors Julian Hopkin and Keith Lloyd FLSWSwansea University
20 February 2019‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’: The Impact of Health Promotion and Prevention in the Context of HIV Dr Olwen Williams FLSWWrexham
21 February 2019The NHS in Wales: A Health Economist’sPerspective on the Next 70 Years
Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards FLSW
Bangor University
4 March 2019Dying in Today’s World Professor the Baroness llora Finley of Llandaff FLSW Cardiff Metropolitan University
12 March 2019Beyond the NHS: Is Health Really 'Global'? Professor Colin McInnes Aberystwyth University
9 April 2019Perspectives from UK General Practice for Universal Health Coverage Internationally Professor Helen Stokes-LampardWelsh Centre for International Affairs / Temple of Peace, Cardiff