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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

WISERD Poster Prize Winner

Sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales, WISERD’s Student Poster Competition sees PhD students create an informative poster explaining their research. The posters are then displayed at the annual WISERD conference. Sophie Baker, a first-year PhD student from Bangor University’s School of Psychology, was a... Read More

Fellowship Nominations now open

The Fellowship Nomination and Election Cycle is now open. The deadline for nominations is 14 October 2019. See here for further details If you have any questions about the election cycle, please contact Fiona Gaskell. Read More

The Society at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol

This year’s national Eisteddfod is taking place 3-10 August. The Maes this year is Llanrwst in Conwy County. The Society is hosting and supporting events throughout the Eisteddfod, which you can read about below. A number of our Fellows are also getting involved with the Eisteddfod in various ways, which are outline... Read More

Professor Matthew Jarvis: Welsh Writing, Devolved Voices, and Lego Expert

Having already worked with the Society through our Wales Studies programme, we are pleased to announce that Professor Matthew Jarvis has just joined the Learned Society of Wales as a Fellow. After a number of years in a primary childcare role, Professor Jarvis returned to academia more fully in 2012. He has shown re... Read More

Professor Alan Guwy: Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Professor Alan Guwy is a scientist with over 30 years of experience in the field of Energy and Environment. He is a leading academic currently based at the University of South Wales, where he is the Head of the Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC). SERC is an established and recognised multidisciplinary resea... Read More

LSW collaborates with the British Academy on Childhood project

On 25 June 2019 we co-hosted a British Academy Roundtable at the University of South Wales. The workshop was held to review a draft policy document that has been drawn up as a part of the British Academy’s Childhood Project, which seeks to review the policy landscape across the UK in terms of how UK and devolved g... Read More

Net-zero carbon Wales 2040: A vision of the future

On 25 March 2019, we held a workshop with the Royal Society entitled “Net-zero Carbon Wales 2040: A vision of the future”. The event brought together expertise from academia, government and industry to consider how science and the assets of Wales could be harnessed to develop the country as a world leader in low... Read More

Professor Hywel Francis: the best weapon is the weapon of knowledge

With both academic and parliamentary experience, Professor Hywel Francis has contributed to many areas of learning. His accomplishments include expertise in social and oral history and adult education, and occupying leadership roles within public life in Wales. He works “as a historian, adult educator and politic... Read More

Mrs Sally Roberts Jones: a love of books

Sally Roberts Jones is a poet, biographer, critic, historian and bibliographer. For as long as she can remember she has “always written stories, poems, and playlets”. Born in London, but with a Welsh father, she has spent most of her life in Wales, initially in the north, where she studied at the University College... Read More