Information for the 2023 Fellows

New Fellows Orientation Meeting 

On Wednesday 17 May, 12:30-13:30, we are holding a Zoom meeting for new Fellows. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about the Society, and to meet our staff and officers. If you would like to attend, please contact the Fellowship Officer, Fiona Gaskell, who will send you the Zoom link. 

Annual General Meeting

We hope you will be able to attend our Annual General Meeting which will be held on at 09:30 on Wednesday 24 May, when you will be formally welcomed to the Fellowship and can sign the Fellows’ Roll.

For the first time, the Society will be hosting a hybrid AGM. We hope to see many of you in person, but for those unable to join us we will also live stream the meeting. The hybrid AGM will be held in the Hadyn Ellis Building.

The AGM is a great opportunity to learn about the work we and our Fellows have been doing over the past year. It also marks the start of the Society’s 2023-24 year. All Fellows are eligible to attend, and we hope you are able to join us.

If you would like to attend book here.

Fellows’ Dinner

Professor Hywel Thomas, President of the Learned Society of Wales is pleased to invite you to join him at this year’s Fellows’ Dinner.

The dinner will be held at 6.00pm on Tuesday 23 May 2023, in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 

Dr Cameron Durrant FLSW and Humanigen have kindly provided support to assist us with holding this event, and has enabled us to not charge for tickets this year.

We hope that you can join us.

Please book early to secure your ticket.

The event is open to invited guests and Fellows only; the invitation is non-transferrable.

An Opportunity to Contribute to the Society 

As a Fellow, you will have many opportunities to get involved with the Society’s work. These include: 

  • Nominating future Fellows and sitting on one of our committees that scrutinises nominations 
  • Helping to shape the Society’s work by applying to join our Council or committees (you will be notified when vacancies arise) 
  • Taking part in our work to develop the next generation of researchers in Wales through the activities for our Early Career Researcher Network.  
  • Working with other Fellows to provide advice or policy briefings within your area of expertise 
  • Joining us at events to celebrate Welsh research and network with other Fellows, such as our annual medals awards ceremony.  
  • Voting in elections for the President, members of Council and future Fellows 

In early 2023 the Society established an HR Committee. Council agreed to hold one position on the Committee open for a newly elected Fellow. If you are interested in working with us please submit your expression of interest to Amanda Kirk.

If you would like to learn more about the work of the Society’s Governance Committees, please contact Amanda Kirk who will be able to provide you with the details of the vacancies opening in September 2023. 


New Fellows are required to pay an admission fee of £90. There is also an annual subscription fee of £180 (£90 for those aged over 70 on 24 May 2023). Those aged 85 and over are exempt from admission and subscription fees. We will contact you separately about these fees (invoices are normally sent in the autumn). Subscription fees are an important element of our budget; the Society is very grateful to all Fellows for their support. 

We want to ensure that our admission and membership fees are never a barrier to Fellowship. We operate a Fee Relief Policy for Fellows whose circumstances make it difficult to cover the fees. 

Fellows are also encouraged to sign up for Gift Aid by completing this simple form Support us – gift aid. As we are a registered charity, this makes subscription payments worth an extra 25% to the Society.   Some fellows also choose to make regular or occasional additional donations to support our work. 

Website Profile and Data Update

We now need more information from you including a postal address (to allow us to send your Fellowship certificate). Fiona Gaskell will send you a statement of what information we currently hold about you (e.g. Job Title), and we would like you to amend or add information as appropriate.

You will be added to our website: Fellows . Could you also please send Fiona Gaskell a photograph suitable for publishing online for your profile? 150dpi resolution is preferable.