The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Learned Society of Wales Commits to a Greater Focus on Equity 

The Learned Society of Wales’ new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) commitment, released on International Women’s Day 2023, shifts our focus from equality to equity.  ‘Equality (equal treatment for all) is not the same thing as equity (a fair outcome for all). Our use of the term equity acknowledges... Read More

Celebrate Excellence: LSW 2023 Medal Awards Open for Nominations

The chance to celebrate the breadth and impact of research from Wales is here again as the Learned Society of Wales launches the award of its annual medals, for 2023.  Our medals are central to what we do. They promote the excellence of researchers in and from Wales, across all disciplines, including people at... Read More

Frances Hoggan Purple Plaque Unveiling

We are supporting a purple plaque in commemoration of Frances Hoggan, in whose name one of our annual medals is awarded. The plaque will be unveiled at a ceremony in Brecon on 3 March, followed by a reception at the town's Guildhall. Event details Frances Hoggan (1843-1927) was a pioneering ... Read More

Realising Wales’ potential as an innovation nation

As the Welsh Government prepares to publish its new Innovation Strategy for Wales, the Learned Society of Wales presents ideas to contribute to Wales realising its potential as an innovation nation. Over the last eighteen months, the Society has convened six roundtable discussions led by Professor Rick Delbridge FL... Read More

Women Fellows with Solutions to Global Development Challenges

This year's International Day of Women and Girls in Science has sustainable development as its theme. Several of our women Fellows work in this field. Within conservation, Professor Julia Jones (Professor in Conservation Science, Bangor University) researches the social dimensions of conservation. She has worked fo... Read More

Making Sense of Microaggressions: ECR Network Event

Some people are reluctant to talk about race or do not know where to start. Yet, in order to promote an inclusive research culture, it is necessary to hold conversations about race and gain understanding of what perpetuates racism in everyday life. This is one of the key ideas that will be explored in an interactiv... Read More

Successful Grant Scheme Up and Running for 2023 – Up to £1000 Available

The latest round of our successful Research Workshop Grant Scheme is now open, offering up to £1000 to support research projects that are at an early stage of planning. The scheme, which is supported by HEFCW, was launched in 2022 since when 15 projects have been supported, with over £14,000 awarded to successful... Read More