The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Professor Roger Falconer receives Chinese engineering honour

Professor Roger Falconer, Emeritus Professor of Water Management School of Engineering, Cardiff University and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, was elected a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in the CAE's biennial election in November 2019. Roger was elected to the CAE in recogniti... Read More

UPDATE: Coronavirus

Many thanks for your continuing support for the Society during these challenging times.All members of LSW staff are now working from home and can be reached via their usual email addresses and phone numbers. All of our public events are postponed/ cancelled until at least the end of May.  However, we are work... Read More

POSTPONED: Through the Language Prism

We have today taken the difficult decision to postpone our bi / multilingualism symposium, ‘Through the Language Prism’. This is in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. We have worked for a long time to bring the symposium together and are aware of the effort put in by many people to bring the event to life. S... Read More

Professor Hywel Thomas is Learned Society of Wales’ new President

Professor Hywel Thomas CBE FREng FRS FLSW MAE has been confirmed as the next President of the Learned Society of Wales, following a ballot of Fellows. On 20 May he will succeed Sir Emyr Jones Parry, who has led the Society through a period of significant growth and achievement since 2014. Professor Thomas brings... Read More

Professor John Wyn Owen: Obituary

It was with great sadness that we reported the death last month of Professor John Wyn Owen CB FRSPH FLSW, a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. The following obituary has been written by Sir Emyr Jones Parry: The National Health Service is a vital national interest.  But health sustainability n... Read More

Universities as Global Communities: event report

Our Universities as Global Communities conference took place in Bangor on 13th February. It was the third event in our Wales and the World series. You can review the event here: Summary of the debate: Sir Emyr Jones Parry.Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff Metropolitan University: The quality of ... Read More

Sir John Cadogan

It is with much regret that we report the death of the Society's inaugural President, Professor John Cadogan, CBE DSC FRSE FRSC MAE FLSW FRS on 9th February 2020.Read the inaugural President's address Sir John gave the Society in 2010. Professor John Tucker, inaugural General Secretary of the Society, del... Read More

Wales Studies Network launch: 29.01.20

The launch of the Wales Studies Network in Cardiff on 29th January 2020 shows that Wales’ future as an outward-looking nation can be built on the strength of research in the growing field of Wales Studies. Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, addressed the launch of the Learned... Read More

‘Multilingual Literatures: An Interdisciplinary Conference’ event report

The Society-supported Multilingual Literatures Conference took place 17-19 July 2019. You can read the event report below: ‘Multilingual Literatures: An Interdisciplinary Conference’ was the dissemination showpiece event of the project ‘Bilingual British Writers: Language Ambassadors or Mental Migrants?’, ... Read More

‘Curriculum for a Successful Future?’ Event report

The 'Curriculum for a Successful Future' event took place at Swansea University on 17 October 2019. The event was supported by the Society. You can read the report here. A transcript of the speech given by the Education Minister Kirsty Williams is now available here: Read More