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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

We Are Hiring: Operations Officer

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in taking the Learned Society of Wales forward: ensuring we are operating at our very best - as an effective, well-governed and professional organisation - so that we can deliver our ambitious new five year strategy to benefit Wales.  Our Operations Officer plays... Read More

We Are Hiring: Fellowship Officer

Are you looking for a role that combines your excellent interpersonal skills with your organisational and project management expertise? We are looking for someone who is highly organised with excellent communication skills – able to effectively run and improve an established process at the same time as developing st... Read More

Society Grant Scheme Leads to Further Funding Success

The impact of our researcher development progamme is evident in the award of significant funding to one of the recent recipients of our Research Workshop Grant Scheme.  Dr. Tegan Brierley-Solis has received £15,000 from Adverse Childhood Experiences Hub Wales to develop her project, Police Peer Supervision to Sup... Read More

Senedd Research and Development Report Published

A Senedd committee inquiry into Wales’ research, development and innovation landscape has made a series of conclusions that draw upon comments submitted by the Learned Society of Wales. The report from the Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee also uses evidence from a number of our research sector partners... Read More

CTER and Civic: Our Shared Mission

In August 2024, Wales’s Higher Education Funding Council, HEFCW, will transition to a new public body, the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research. Since 2023, the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) has been working in close partnership with HEFCW to deliver our five-year strategy, with core priorities: Contr... Read More

Learned Society of Wales Welcomes 43 New Fellows

The Learned Society of Wales congratulates the latest forty-three people elected to its Fellowship, all of whom represent the best of Wales’ academic, cultural and civic life. Our strategy puts the Fellows at the centre of our work. They are vital in cementing our reputation as an independent and authoritative vo... Read More

Professor Chris Williams FLSW, 1963 – 2024

We were hugely saddened to hear the news of the death of Professor Chris Williams. He was a valuable member of the Society, chairing one of our committees and will be missed enormously. We offer our deepest sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues. This wonderful tribute has been written by his friend and col... Read More

Professor Tony Ford FLSW, 1941 – 2024

We were saddened to hear of the recent death of one of our Fellows, Professor Tony Ford, who was Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, in South Africa, where he had lived and worked since 1970. This eulogy was delivered at a memorial service on 6 April by his colleague and fellow Welshman P... Read More

ECR Colloquium – A Connected Wales: call for proposals

Our ECR Network Colloquium takes place in Bangor on 18th June. Its theme is ‘A Connected Wales: Developing your Career as Researcher in Wales and Beyond’. We're now inviting ideas from researchers for flash talks and posters that examine how their research impacts the Welsh policy landscape in ... Read More

Celtic Collaborations Celebrated in Dublin

“While so much in the world is subject to rapid change, Wales, Ireland and Scotland will always be neighbours.” The Celtic Academies Alliance, formed of LSW, RSE and the Royal Irish Academy, held an Ireland-Wales Research and Innovation Showcase event on Tuesday 12 March in Dublin.  Researchers from a b... Read More