Information for the 2024 Fellows

New Fellows Orientation Meetings 

We would like to invite you to join us at one of two Zoom sessions for new Fellows that we will be holding in the week before the AGM: Monday 13 May, 16:30-17:30, and Thursday 16 May, 10:30-11:30. This will be an opportunity for you to find out more about the Society, to meet some of our staff and officers and to discover the different ways we invite our Fellows to be part of the Society’s work.   Both sessions will be run in the same format so you need only attend one.  Please contact the Fellowship Officer, Fiona Gaskell, to express your interest and you will be sent the appropriate Zoom link. 

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions and would like to talk to us about how you can be involved in our work, please let us know and we can arrange to talk at a time to suit you.

Annual General Meeting 2024

We are pleased to invite you to the Learned Society of Wales’ Annual General Meeting.

The AGM is a great opportunity to learn about the work we and our Fellows have been doing over the past year, and to officially welcome our new Fellows. It also marks the start of the Society’s 2024-25 year.

All Fellows are eligible to attend. 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 on Wednesday 22 May 2024, in the Spark Building (sbarc|spark, CF24 4HQ).

Book here to secure your ticket.

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 Wednesday 22 May 2024, in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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

We would like to thank Taran Therapeutics for financially supporting the dinner. This has enabled us to invite our Fellows without excessive cost being a barrier.  

Please note there will be a nominal charge to secure your place.  This is in order to ensure full attendance and all monies raised will go towards the wider work of the Society.

You will be able to pay this £10 by Bank Transfer (at zero cost to the Society) or credit/debit card (at a small cost to the Society).  You will also have the option to add an additional donation should you wish. 

We hope that you can join us.

Please book early to secure your ticket (select Ticket for the dinner for Fellows elected in 2024).

An Opportunity to Contribute to the Society now

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 

We are forming a working group to review and add to the Society’s medals, which are awarded each year to recognise excellent research in and for Wales. If you are interested in joining this new group, please contact our Strategic Engagement Manager, Helen Willson.

Fees

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 2024). Those aged 85 and over are exempt from admission and subscription fees. We will contact you separately about these fees (you will receive your first invoice by 30 June 2024). 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 fees are not a barrier to Fellowship. Both Fellows and Nominees for Fellowship may therefore apply for a fee waiver or reduction at any time.  The policy explains how we will handle all requests fairly, equitably and confidentially. For further information contact our Strategic Engagement Manager, Helen Willson.

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

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