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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Review of the Learned Society of Wales

Background In 2014, the Council of the Learned Society of Wales approved the Report and Recommendations of the Gender Balance Working Group led by Dame Professor Teresa Rees. This equality focused report and recommendations were published here. In response to this changes were made, including making the elect... Read More

Making the Case for Wales

Marking the recent launch of the Society's 'Wales in the World' report distributed by the Times Higher Education, Prof Peter Halligan wrote the following column in the Western Mail on Oct 12, 2017 "The political environment in the UK post Brexit remains increasingly uncertain, despite encouraging policy initiatives de... Read More

Wales and the World – Times Higher Publication

Wales operates in a competitive global environment where international awareness and recognition of its research excellence and innovation is often less well known. On the 14th September 2017 the Times Higher Education (THE) printed and distributed a dedicated supplement by the Learned Society of Wales highlightin... Read More

LSW response to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

The Learned Society of Wales has responded to the joint consultation on the European (Withdrawal) Bill and its implications for Wales, run by the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee and the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee. The response highlights the vital need for real consultat... Read More

Exchanging Ideas Seminar Series 2017

Since earlier this year, the Society has worked with the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to develop a pilot series of expert seminars for Assembly Members and their support staff, looking at ambition in policy development. The three seminars have considered economic policy, the development of civil soc... Read More

National academies ready to engage with Brexit negotiations

Today the Learned Society of Wales, along with the British Academy, the Royal Irish Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, has issued a joint a statement expressing readiness to engage with the UK Government as it proceeds with the negotiations with the EU and in facilitating the various other arrangements which w... Read More

Fellowship Nominations now open

We need you to nominate new Fellows for 2017/18 The opportunity is once again here to celebrate and recognise excellence in all scholarly disciplines, and in the professions, industry and commerce, the arts and public service, while helping the Learned Society of Wales develop and grow. Is there an area of study ... Read More