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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Evidence by President to Lords’ Science and Technology Committee

On 12 January 2016, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the Society appeared in front of the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Lords, to give evidence to the inquiry on the Relationship between EU Membership and the Effectiveness of UK Science. Transcript available here Read More

Launch of the Frances Hoggan Medal – 27 January 2016

Wednesday 27 January 2016 10.45am - 12.00pm, Senedd Oriel Gallery, Cardiff Bay Sponsored by Edwina Hart MBE AM Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science We are pleased to invite you to the Launch of the Learned Society of Wales's Frances Hoggan Medal, which will be held in the Senedd Oriel Gallery... Read More

Menelaus Medal 2016 – Call for nominations

STEMM Fellows of the Society are invited to submit the names of one or more candidates who fulfil the criteria for the award of the Medal, as defined in the Menelaus Medal Regulations approved by the Council of the Society in July 2015: The Menelaus Medal of the Learned Society of Wales shall be awarded for excelle... Read More

Royal Charter Celebration Evening: Report

[soliloquy slug="royal-charter-celebration-evening"] The Learned Society of Wales held a formal celebration at the Wales Millennium Centre on the evening of 19 November to mark the award of Royal Charter by Her Majesty the Queen to the Society. Awards of Royal Charter are comparatively rare and are typically rese... Read More

Nomination of Fellows 2015/16

Forms for the nomination of candidates for election as new Fellows of the Society, during the 2015/16 Election Cycle, are now available, together with Guidance Notes for Proposers and Candidates. Only Fellows are welcome to submit nominations of persons who fulfil the Society’s criteria for election, as set out in... Read More

Menelaus Medal 2015

The Learned Society of Wales is pleased to announce that the eminent Welsh scientist Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas FLSW Hon.FRSE Hon.FREng FRS will be the third recipient of the Society’s Menelaus Medal. The Medal, which is sponsored by the South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust (SWIEET2007), is a... Read More

Growing STEMM Research Capacity in Wales

In the early 1990s, concerns were raised about the performance of Welsh research compared with that of other UK countries. Of particular concern was the low capture of Research Council (RC) funding. Research Council grant capture became a key target for the Welsh Government and HEFCW during the first decade of devoluti... Read More

Election of New Fellows 2015

The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is pleased to announce the results of its 2015 Election of new Fellows spanning the arts, science and public service sectors. This election has strengthened the Society considerably, adding forty new Fellows to its ranks. Like the Founding Fellows and the Fellows elected in earlier ye... Read More