The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales


Highly regarded as an authoritative, independent, and credible voice in Welsh public life, the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is Wales’s national academy. A Royal Charter Charity with nearly 500 Fellows, the Society brings together some of the most successful and talented people connected with Wales from all branches... 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

Leadership Development Opportunity for Researchers

The call for applications is open from 2nd January to 16th February 2018 for places on the Welsh Crucible programme, an award-winning programme of personal, professional and leadership development for the future research leaders of Wales. Now in its eighth year, the programme supports research-inspired innovation an... Read More

Western Mail Series – Wales leading the world

Two of the Society's Fellows have recently contributed articles to the Western Mail and WalesOnline, outlining the impact of aspects of their research and work. Professor Jonathan Shepherd's article considers the impact of the Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention is changing the way violence is tackled around the ... Read More

President’s guest blog – Global Science and Innovation Network

A piece celebrating the contribution of the Welsh Higher Education sector to Wales and world by the President of the Society, Sir Emyr Jones Parry,  was recently featured on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Global Science and Innovation Network blog. The blog can be accessed here.   Read More

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