The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Early Career Researchers Network: August Update

It has been a couple of busy weeks for members of our ECR Network and some of the Society’s Fellows. In June, we hosted a roundtable discussion which explored ‘How to ensure fair access to medicines’. The panel raised important questions, including the development of policies to address private companies’ ... Read More

News from Our Fellows: Appointments and Publications

Professor Kamila Hawthorne has been elected as the next Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The R. Tudur Jones and Pennar Davies Memorial Lecture (under the auspices of the Union of Welsh Independents) was delivered on 15 June 2022 by Professor E. Wyn James. It was entitled 'Ieuan ... Read More

Fellows at the Eisteddfod, 2022

A large number of our Fellows will be contributing to this year’s Eisteddfod: Saturday 30th July Gwyddoniaeth a Thechnoleg 13:00: Who was Emily Wood – Dr. Goronwy Wynne | More Sunday 31 July Y Babell Len 11.15: Remembering Tedi Millward – Professor Bleddyn Owen Huws... Read More

Professor Howard Thomas, 1948 – 2022

It is with great sadness that we hear the news of the passing of one of our Fellows, Professor Howard Thomas FWIP FLSW, Emeritus Professor of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University. We offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Professor Helen Ougham FLSW, also one of our Fellows, and ... Read More

News from Our Fellows: Awards, Appointments, Memorials and Innovation

Many congratulations to the Fellows who were named in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list.Professor Emerita of Poetry, Menna Elfyn, has been awarded the prestigious Cholmondeley Award. Professor Angela V. John has succeeded the late Professor Hywel Francis as President of Llafur, t... Read More

ClwstwrVerse Is Coming

The AHRC/Welsh Government funded Clwstwr programme, Directed by LSW Fellow Professor Justin Lewis, will be showcasing some of their over 100 media innovation projects at ClwstwrVerse on Monday, 4 July in Cardiff City Hall. All are welcome. Keynote speakers including Greg Reed  of NBC Universal and many other scree... Read More

Are You a Future Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales?

The window for nominating someone to become a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2023 is now open. However, we know that how to become a Fellow can be confusing for those new to the process. Join our information sessions to find out more: We're therefore running informal information sessions for anyone... Read More

Welsh Manuscripts, c.800–c.1800: Conference

The Learned Society of Wales is supporting the c.800–c.1800 Welsh Manuscripts Conference, 20 - 22 June in Aberystwyth. This conference will be held jointly by the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and the National Library of Wales to celebrate the publication of A Repertory of Welsh... Read More

Launch of UK Young Academy Announced 

Emerging Leaders Wanted as First Members of New UK Young Academy The first UK-wide national Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals – is being launched today. The UK Young Academy will bring together researchers, innovators, clinicians, professionals, academics and entrepreneurs ... Read More

In Memory of Sir John Meurig Thomas

Sir John Meurig Thomas was a founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, noted for his pioneering work in catalytic chemistry. Following his death in 2020, a memorial service was held for him at Bethesda Chapel, Llangennech. An account of that service was written by family friend Dr. Neville Evans. It captu... Read More