The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Climate Change Adaptation Activity Survey

Take part in our Historic Environment and Climate Change Adaptation Activity Survey 2021- we are keen to hear examples of relevant activity that you are involved in or know about- this is a valuable opportunity to contribute to the future management of our historic environment- the results of this consultation will he... Read More

ECR Network at Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Members of the Learned Society of Wales' Early Career Research Network will be running a session on 'Building your Network as an Early Career Researcher' at February's Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century conference, run by Life Sciences Research Network Wales. This two-day online event is a showcase ... Read More

Inspire! Adult Learning Awards 2022

The Inspire! awards celebrate learning and skills. We need you to nominate the wonderful people, projects and communities across Wales who demonstrate the transformation that lifelong learning can make. We want to present Inspire! Awards to those who are making a difference to their own lives and the lives of others.D... Read More

Climate Sustainability in the Academic System – The Why and the How

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have drastically pushed us to re-think our working modes and practices, leaving almost no domain unchanged. At the same time, the latest IPCC report leaves no room for doubt about the urgent need to take action against the climate crisis. These two crises have inescapabl... Read More

MacRobert Award 2022

The MacRobert Award is the UK's longest-running and most prestigious national prize for engineering innovation.It honours the winning organisation with a gold medal, and the team members a cash prize of £50,000. The presentation of the Award recognises outstanding innovation, tangible societal benefit and proven comm... Read More

Wales and the World: Cynefin, Colonialism and Global Interconnections

This conference will situate the history of Wales within global and colonial contexts. The conference invites proposals for papers that engage with current issues and debates in historiography and public policy alike. On one hand, the conference aims to expand upon recent scholarship which has cast new light on Wales... Read More

Rising Talent Programme for Women in Science

The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Rising Talent Programme offers awards to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research careers in the UK or Ireland.Since 2007, each year five women post-doctoral researchers are awarded a grant worth £15,000 (equivalent € ... Read More

New Year’s Honours for Three Fellows

Three of our Fellows were recently recognised in the New Year’s Honours List: Professor Julie Lydon former Vice-Chancellor, University South Wales, received a damehood for services to higher education. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Professor of GP Education, University of Birmingham, was also awarded a dameh... Read More

Experiences of REF2021: Survey

The Future Research Assessment Programme, which is led by the UK's research funding bodies, is surveying researchers about their experiences of REF2021. FRAP aims to explore possible approaches to the assessment of UK higher education research performance. As part of this work, the funding bodies seek to understand... Read More

Policy and Public Affairs Update: December 2021

Tertiary Education and Research Bill (Wales) Over the last few months, the Tertiary Education and Research Bill (Wales) has been the main focus for our policy work. The Bill dissolves the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and creates a new Welsh Government Sponsored Body to be known as the Comm... Read More