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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Learned Society of Wales at the National Eisteddfod

The following are events taking place at the National Eisteddfod involving Fellows. 3-11 August 2018 Cardiff Sunday 5 August Celebrating the life of Bobi Jones 14:15, Literary Pavilion E Wyn James, Helen Prosser, Eleri James and John Emyr celebrate the life of writer and scholar Bobi Jones. Monday 6 Augus... Read More

LSW Chief Executive shortlisted for Wales’ national leadership awards

Martin Pollard – formerly Chief Executive of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, now Chief Executive at the Learned Society of Wales – has been named a finalist in this year’s Leading Wales Awards. The 2018 Leading Wales Awards (Wales’ long-established and only dedicated leadership awards) in associa... Read More

Celebrating Welsh research talent

The medals of the Learned Society of Wales were awarded earlier this week at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in a ceremony celebrating achievement in academia. The national academy of Wales’ medals recognise outstanding contributions in research and scholarship, celebrating achievement for bo... Read More

Fellows at Hay Festival

[caption id="attachment_12569" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Photo: Andrew Lih[/caption] Our Fellows will be busy at Hay Festival 2018. Below is a list of events involving Fellows: The Dylan Thomas Prize Winner talks to Dai Smith 1 pm, 26 May - Llwyfan Cymru | Wales Stage Hannah Critchlow... Read More

Royal Society–Wellcome Trust: Future Partnership Project

The Learned Society of Wales has joined 51 other organisations in supporting the joint Royal Society–Wellcome Trust ‘Future Partnership Project’ statement launched today (Friday 4 May 2018). The statement demonstrates the commitment of research communities across the wider European Research Area to a future pa... Read More

Learned Society announces new Chief Executive

The Learned Society of Wales is pleased to announce that Martin Pollard has been appointed as its new Chief Executive, with effect from 1 July 2018. Martin is currently Chief Executive of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) and since 2010 has led the charity through an unprecedented period of strategic... Read More

Learned Society of Wales welcomes 42 New Fellows

Outstanding scientists, eminent academics and celebrated professionals join Wales’s National Academy The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is pleased to announce the results of its 2018 election of new Fellows spanning the arts, humanities, sciences and public service sectors.  Election to Fellowship is a public rec... Read More

Professor Peter Halligan appointed new Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

First Minister Carwyn Jones has appointed the Chief Executive of the Learned Society of Wales to advise on scientific issues across departments. Professor Halligan will provide independent scientific advice to the First Minister and lead the development of the Welsh Government’s science policy. He will also work t... Read More