The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

President’s Address 2020

Sir Emyr Jones-Parry's six-year tenure as President of the Learned Society of Wales ended at its AGM on 20th May, 2020. He made his final address at the meeting, reflecting on the Society's achievements since it was formed a decade ago, its activities over the past year, not least in the midst of the Covid-19 outbr... Read More

Learned Society of Wales Announces Names of Six New Medallists

The Learned Society of Wales has announced the names of the latest six academics to win the Society’s medals, in recognition of academic excellence. The medals recognise outstanding contributions in research and scholarship. They are a celebration of the achievements of both the individuals honoured and of the ac... Read More

Lockdown Learner Challenge

Today we launch a competition for year 11 and year 13 learners to help motivate their learning during lockdown The Learned Society of Wales, the national academy for arts and sciences, celebrates its tenth birthday this month.  To mark this, and to help support younger generations, we are a launching a competi... Read More

Professor David Wyn Jones Advising British Library on Beethoven Exhibition

Professor David Wyn Jones (Cardiff University) is acting as advisor to the British Library for its Beethoven Exhibition in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. The exhibition will run from December 2020 to April 2021. Professor Jones will also give a public lecture at the British Library... Read More

Learned Society of Wales Announces Two New Honorary Fellows

The co-discover of the pulsar and a BBC Reith lecturer are among those admitted to the  Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales (LSW), the national academy for arts and sciences. Physicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars whilst a graduate student, and historian Professor Margaret MacMillan... Read More

Learned Society of Wales Welcomes 45 New Fellows

The Learned Society of Wales is delighted to welcome a further 45 academics, researchers, and professionals to its Fellowship. The new Fellows include academics from numerous Welsh and UK higher education institutions as well as individuals who a play a significant role in Welsh public life. A full list of the n... Read More

Sir John Houghton FLSW: In Memoriam

It is with much regret that we report the death of Sir John Houghton, one of the founding Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales. Sir John, from Dyserth, played leading roles in the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) scientific assessment working group, the Hadley Centre for Climate Predictio... Read More

European Structural and Investment Funds key to UK research and innovation

Proposed UK government research and innovation funding should, at the very least, equal the sum of existing expenditure from all sources following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, a new report recommends. The Learned Society of Wales, the British Academy the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Irish Academy ... Read More

Professor Robin Stowell FLSW Awarded Prize for Music Encyclopedia

Robin Stowell, an Emeritus Professor in the School of Music, Cardiff University and one of the Society’s Fellows has won, along with his co-editor Colin Lawson, the C.B. Oldman prize, 2019, for The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music (Cambridge University Press, 2018). The prize is awarded... Read More