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Professor Sir Vaughan Jones

We regret to report the death of Professor Sir Vaughan Jones, one of our Honorary Fellows. Mathematics was revolutionised by Sir Vaughan in the early 1980s when he found deep connections between subfactors, analytic objects in the theory of operator algebras and topological objects, knots and links in three-dimensi... Read More

News from the Fellows: Publications and Literary Awards

Read this interview with Sir John Meurig Thomas about his new book Architects of Structural Biology, which tells story of the emergence of one of the most important subjects in modern science: molecular biology.Cyfri’n Cewri: Hanes Mawrion ein Mathemateg (UWP) by Professor Gareth Ffowc Roberts aims to... Read More

Celebrate excellence: 2021 Fellowship nominations now open

The Fellowship Nomination and Election Cycle is now open. The deadline for nominations is 31 October 2020. See here for further details. Election to the Fellowship is a rigorous process, with existing Fellows involved at all stages of nomination and assessment. We welcome nominations of people from all backgro... Read More

UK Government Student Number Controls – comment

Today the Learned Society of Wales, the Royal Irish Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh have issued a statement in response to the UK Government’s recent announcement on controlled numbers for English domiciled students, in England and in the devolved administrations. As the national scholarly academies fo... Read More

President’s Address 2020

Sir Emyr Jones-Parry's six-year tenure as President of the Learned Society of Wales ended at its AGM on 20th May, 2020. He made his final address at the meeting, reflecting on the Society's achievements since it was formed a decade ago, its activities over the past year, not least in the midst of the Covid-19 outbr... Read More

Learned Society of Wales Announces Names of Six New Medallists

The Learned Society of Wales has announced the names of the latest six academics to win the Society’s medals, in recognition of academic excellence. The medals recognise outstanding contributions in research and scholarship. They are a celebration of the achievements of both the individuals honoured and of the ac... Read More

Lockdown Learner Challenge

Today we launch a competition for year 11 and year 13 learners to help motivate their learning during lockdown The Learned Society of Wales, the national academy for arts and sciences, celebrates its tenth birthday this month.  To mark this, and to help support younger generations, we are a launching a competi... Read More

Professor David Wyn Jones Advising British Library on Beethoven Exhibition

Professor David Wyn Jones (Cardiff University) is acting as advisor to the British Library for its Beethoven Exhibition in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. The exhibition will run from December 2020 to April 2021. Professor Jones will also give a public lecture at the British Library... Read More