The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Lockdown Was No Barrier to these Prize-Winning Welsh School Students

A rap about nitrogen and an introduction to quantum theory that even you can understand have won a competition for Welsh school students that took place over the summer.  The Learned Society of Wales’ Learner Lockdown Challenge asked students in Years 11 and 13 to create an explainer on a... Read More

Jeremy Hooker – Selected Poems 1965-2018

The Selected Poems 1965 - 2018 of Jeremy Hooker, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of South Wales, were published this summer. This volume draws on over 50 years of poetry written by a poet who stands a little askew to the dominant modes in Britain: an Englishman in Wales, and an Englis... Read More

The R&D Roadmap: What is the Welsh Perspective?

The Foundation for Science & Technology is running The R&D Roadmap – Levelling Up Across the UK, on 7th October. Ken Skates MS provides a Welsh perspective alongside Amanda Solloway MP and Professor Richard Jones FRS. Read More

Professor Sir Vaughan Jones

We regret to report the death of Professor Sir Vaughan Jones, one of our Honorary Fellows. Mathematics was revolutionised by Sir Vaughan in the early 1980s when he found deep connections between subfactors, analytic objects in the theory of operator algebras and topological objects, knots and links in three-dimensi... Read More

News from the Fellows: Publications and Literary Awards

Read this interview with Sir John Meurig Thomas about his new book Architects of Structural Biology, which tells story of the emergence of one of the most important subjects in modern science: molecular biology.Cyfri’n Cewri: Hanes Mawrion ein Mathemateg (UWP) by Professor Gareth Ffowc Roberts aims to... Read More

Celebrate excellence: 2021 Fellowship nominations now open

The Fellowship Nomination and Election Cycle is now open. The deadline for nominations is 31 October 2020. See here for further details. Election to the Fellowship is a rigorous process, with existing Fellows involved at all stages of nomination and assessment. We welcome nominations of people from all backgro... Read More