The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

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

Society’s Grant Scheme continues to support innovative Welsh projects

The ongoing success and importance of our Research Grant Scheme is evident in the eight new projects that have received funding in the latest application round. This year we are awarding grants that meet any of the following conditions: Wales Studies Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Early Career Resea... Read More

Congratulations to Wales’ new First Minister

We offer our congratulations to Vaughan Gething on becoming First Minister of Wales. His achievement in becoming the first black leader of any European nation is a significant one. We look forward to working with him in the years to come, as we have in the past. In 2022, when Minister for the Economy, he invited ... Read More

UK Young Academy appoints 32 new members

Thirty-two emerging leaders from across the UK have been selected as the newest members of the UK Young Academy, a network for early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.  From policy to engineering, education, archaeology and the cre... Read More

ECR Network Colloquium 2024, Bangor: A Connected Wales

‘A Connected Wales: Developing your Career as a Researcher in Wales and Beyond’ is the theme of this year’s LSW Early Career Researchers Network Colloquium.   The Colloquium will take place on 18 June at Bangor University.   The event is being driven by Early Career Researchers, who will wo... Read More

Celtic Academies Alliance: Ireland-Wales Research and Innovation Showcase

The Celtic Academies Alliance (the Learned Society of Wales, the Royal Irish Academy, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh) warmly invites you to a showcase of research excellence and impact created through collaborations between Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The event in Dublin on 12 March will feature: detail... Read More

Professor Ambreena Manji: Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Ambreena Manji FLSW has been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences. She is Professor of Land Law and Development at Cardiff University. Her research is in African law and society and includes work on law in African literature, African history, legal education, and women and the law. Read More