Welcome to our new Fellows

Introducing the three new Fellows elected to the Learned Society of Wales in 2024 who work in history, archaeology, philosophy and theology.

Dr. Lloyd Bowen FLSW

Reader, Early Modern History
Cardiff University

Lloyd Bowen is an historian of Wales and Britain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has published widely on topics including Welsh politics and identity under the Tudors and Stuarts, gentry honour and duelling, and the politics of the British Civil Wars. His 2022 volume, Early Modern Wales, c.1536–c.1689 was the first textbook on Wales on this period for a generation. He helps run the AHRC-funded ‘Civil War Petitions’ project.

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Professor Graeme Garrard FLSW

Professor of Politics
Cardiff University

Professor Garrard is a Professor of Political Thought and a leading scholar of European intellectual history, which he has taught for three decades at universities in Britain, France and the United States. He has published many original books and articles for specialist scholars in this area, particularly on the Enlightenment and its critics, and also for general readers with an interest in political ideas.

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Professor Thomas O’Loughlin FLSW

Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology
University of Nottingham

Professor O’Loughlin examines early and medieval texts, seeking to understand their religious world view. He explores those texts with the assumption that religion is always in flux within traditions, rather than being static or peripheral. He has worked to develop (within theology) an awareness of historical theology, and (within history) the history of theology. Fostering this interdisciplinary approach has been his major achievement, developed through teaching, writing, and editorial leadership. The Studia Traditionis Theologiae series, which he founded and directs, is devoted to this aim and there are now 53 volumes published and some 13 more in the press with Brepols.

Read more about Professor O’Loughlin work.