The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Raising the international profile of your Society

Our General Secretary, Alan Shore, recently represented the Society at a meeting of the world’s learned academies in Philadelphia. Below you can read about his trip. The Future of Learned Academies by Alan Shore Robert Hauser, the Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society, had the idea of conveni... Read More

Our commitment to excellence

In August, thanks to the work of our staff, we received the quality mark from the Charity Excellence Framework. This mark offers demonstrable evidence to funders and other stakeholders of our commitment to excellence. The assessment for the mark covered every area of activity from promoting good governance to maxim... Read More

Lowri Cunnington Wynn wins the Gwerddon Prize

Dr Lowri Cunnington Wynn of Aberystwyth University’s Department of Law and Criminology was this year’s recipient of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlathol’s Gwerddon Prize. The prize was awarded during the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol reception at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol on Wednesday 7 August. The Gwerddon Award is ... Read More

WISERD Poster Prize Winner

Sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales, WISERD’s Student Poster Competition sees PhD students create an informative poster explaining their research. The posters are then displayed at the annual WISERD conference. Sophie Baker, a first-year PhD student from Bangor University’s School of Psychology, was a... Read More

Fellowship Nominations now open

The Fellowship Nomination and Election Cycle is now open. The deadline for nominations is 14 October 2019. See here for further details If you have any questions about the election cycle, please contact Fiona Gaskell. Read More

The Society at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol

This year’s national Eisteddfod is taking place 3-10 August. The Maes this year is Llanrwst in Conwy County. The Society is hosting and supporting events throughout the Eisteddfod, which you can read about below. A number of our Fellows are also getting involved with the Eisteddfod in various ways, which are outline... Read More

Professor Matthew Jarvis: Welsh Writing, Devolved Voices, and Lego Expert

To mark the announcement of our 2019 cohort of Fellows, earlier this year we invited some of those elected to reflect on their career to date. Below, you can find details of one such Fellow. Having already worked with the Society through our Wales Studies programme, we are pleased to announce that Professor Matthew... Read More

Professor Alan Guwy: Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

To mark the announcement of our 2019 cohort of Fellows, earlier this year we invited some of those elected to reflect on their career to date.Below, you can find details of one such Fellow. Professor Alan Guwy is a scientist with over 30 years of experience in the field of Energy and Environment. He is a leading a... Read More

LSW collaborates with the British Academy on Childhood project

On 25 June 2019 we co-hosted a British Academy Roundtable at the University of South Wales. The workshop was held to review a draft policy document that has been drawn up as a part of the British Academy’s Childhood Project, which seeks to review the policy landscape across the UK in terms of how UK and devolved g... Read More

Net-zero carbon Wales 2040: A vision of the future

On 25 March 2019, we held a workshop with the Royal Society entitled “Net-zero Carbon Wales 2040: A vision of the future”. The event brought together expertise from academia, government and industry to consider how science and the assets of Wales could be harnessed to develop the country as a world leader in low... Read More