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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Professor Hywel Francis: the best weapon is the weapon of knowledge

To mark the announcement of our 2019 cohort of Fellows, earlier this year we invited some of those elected to reflect on their career to date.Below, you can find details of one such Fellow. With both academic and parliamentary experience, Professor Hywel Francis has contributed to many areas of learning. His acco... Read More

Mrs Sally Roberts Jones: a love of books

To mark the announcement of our 2019 cohort of Fellows, earlier this year we invited some of those elected to reflect on their career to date.Below, you can find details of one such Fellow. Sally Roberts Jones is a poet, biographer, critic, historian and bibliographer. For as long as she can remember she has “al... Read More

Medals 2019

The medals of the Learned Society of Wales were awarded last night at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in a ceremony celebrating achievement in academia. The medals recognise outstanding contributions in research and scholarship. They are a celebration of the achievements of both the individuals... Read More

Dr Helen Ougham: ‘retirement’ is just a chance to do more work

To mark the announcement of our 2019 cohort of Fellows, earlier this year we invited some of those elected to reflect on their career to date.Below, you can find details of one such Fellow. For some people, ‘retirement’ is just a chance to do more work. Whilst nominally retired, Dr Helen Ougham hasn’t slowed... Read More

Social Anthropologies of the Welsh: Past and Present – Event Report

WISERD hosted an evening lecture and one-day symposium at Cardiff University this week. The event was organised jointly with the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Learned Society of Wales, and the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. Social Anthropologies of the Welsh: Past and Present examined the development of ... Read More

Learned Society of Wales welcomes 48 New Fellows

Forty-eight individuals have joined us at the Learned Society of Wales as newly elected Fellows. Our new Fellows have contributed to the world of learning as researchers, academics, and professionals – and all come with a strong connection to Wales. As Wales’ National Academy, at the Learned Society of Wales we... Read More

Contributing to Wales’s International Strategy

The Learned Society and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs have produced a set of recommendations and reflections for the Welsh Government’s emerging International Strategy. Responding to an invitation from the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language, we convened representatives of Wales’s ... Read More

ALLEA, EUA and Science Europa statement

The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), the European University Association (EUA) and Science Europe issued a joint statement on 10 April on the urgent need to back commitments to academic freedom and university autonomy with solid actions. At the Learned Society of Wales we’re com... Read More

Three Academies call for UK Government engagement with devolved nations

The Learned Society of Wales, Royal Society of Edinburgh and Royal Irish Academy are the national academies for Wales, Scotland and the island of Ireland respectively. The three societies, who represent and champion research, learning and useful knowledge have come together to express their common interest in a lett... Read More