The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Outstanding Welsh research talent celebrated

Last night saw the medals of the Learned Society of Wales awarded at a ceremony in at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Recognising merit is a significant aspect of the work of the national academy of Wales.  Celebrating achievement is important for all the individuals honoured, for the academi... Read More

Reid Review of Research and Innovation in Wales

Brexit, the Industrial Strategy and UK legislation on Higher Education & Research will all bring significant changes to the funding of the  research  and innovation ecosystem in Wales.  This new review by Welsh Government, which is set to report before December, will explore how the Government, universities and ... Read More

Welsh Crucible – LSW Research Prize

Following the successful model operated by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Scottish Crucible, the LSW  contributes to the evaluation/selection of potential Welsh Crucible candidates and evaluation /selection of the subsequent competitive grant applications for the £50K Welsh Crucible fund. In a new development ... Read More

LSW’s Brexit comments

The recent consultation and inquiry responses, comment pieces and other relevant Society activity related to the UK's decision to exit the EU have been compiled in a summary document. The document is available here. Read More

Learned Society of Wales welcomes 44 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 2017 election of new Fellows spanning the arts, humanities, sciences and public service sectors.  Election to Fellowship is a public rec... Read More

Swansea Tidal Lagoon

The Society has supported a joint statement issued by the Institute of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on the proposed Swansea Tidal Lagoon pathfinder scheme. The Hendry Review has concluded its support for the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. The Institution of Civil Engineers Wales Cymr... Read More

‘We can only end up with less’ – the risks and challenges of Brexit

On 29 March, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the LSW published an essay in the Western Mail on the risks and challenges of Brexit, in particularly in terms of the impact on the devolved legislatures of the UK, and their relationship with Westminster: Exiting the EU will not lead directly to additional powers being ... Read More

Higher Education, Research and Innovation: After Triggering Article 50

Speaking in response to today's decision to trigger Article 50 as part of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the LSW said "UK HE and research are pre-eminent. Cooperation with external universities is crucial to the UK’s success and those they collaborate within ... Read More

Exchanging Ideas Seminar Series 2017

The Assembly’s Research Service has joined forces with the Learned Society of Wales to develop a new unique seminar series aimed at promoting evidence-led policy and providing Assembly Members with the opportunity to learn, exchange and discuss new ideas with leading academic experts. The Exchanging Ideas Seminar ... Read More

‘Science priorities for Brexit’ – LSW comment

On the 21st March Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chair of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee and the Commons Science and Technology Committee, published a statement Science priorities for Brexit outlining the priorities for the science community as the UK prepares to trigger Article 50 and start Brexit negotiations. ... Read More