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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Celebrating Welsh research talent

The medals of the Learned Society of Wales were awarded earlier this week at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in a ceremony celebrating achievement in academia. The national academy of Wales’ medals recognise outstanding contributions in research and scholarship, celebrating achievement for bo... Read More

Fellows at Hay Festival

[caption id="attachment_12569" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Photo: Andrew Lih[/caption] Our Fellows will be busy at Hay Festival 2018. Below is a list of events involving Fellows: The Dylan Thomas Prize Winner talks to Dai Smith 1 pm, 26 May - Llwyfan Cymru | Wales Stage Hannah Critchlow... Read More

Royal Society–Wellcome Trust: Future Partnership Project

The Learned Society of Wales has joined 51 other organisations in supporting the joint Royal Society–Wellcome Trust ‘Future Partnership Project’ statement launched today (Friday 4 May 2018). The statement demonstrates the commitment of research communities across the wider European Research Area to a future pa... Read More

Learned Society announces new Chief Executive

The Learned Society of Wales is pleased to announce that Martin Pollard has been appointed as its new Chief Executive, with effect from 1 July 2018. Martin is currently Chief Executive of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) and since 2010 has led the charity through an unprecedented period of strategic... Read More

Learned Society of Wales welcomes 42 New Fellows

Outstanding scientists, eminent academics and celebrated professionals join Wales’s National Academy The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is pleased to announce the results of its 2018 election of new Fellows spanning the arts, humanities, sciences and public service sectors.  Election to Fellowship is a public rec... Read More

Professor Peter Halligan appointed new Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

First Minister Carwyn Jones has appointed the Chief Executive of the Learned Society of Wales to advise on scientific issues across departments. Professor Halligan will provide independent scientific advice to the First Minister and lead the development of the Welsh Government’s science policy. He will also work t... Read More

Leadership Development Opportunity for Researchers

The call for applications is open from 2nd January to 16th February 2018 for places on the Welsh Crucible programme, an award-winning programme of personal, professional and leadership development for the future research leaders of Wales. Now in its eighth year, the programme supports research-inspired innovation an... Read More

Western Mail Series – Wales leading the world

Two of the Society's Fellows have recently contributed articles to the Western Mail and WalesOnline, outlining the impact of aspects of their research and work. Professor Jonathan Shepherd's article considers the impact of the Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention is changing the way violence is tackled around the ... Read More