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Learned Society of Wales Announces Two New Honorary Fellows

The co-discover of the pulsar and a BBC Reith lecturer are among those admitted to the  Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales (LSW), the national academy for arts and sciences. Physicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars whilst a graduate student, and historian Professor Margaret MacMillan... Read More

Learned Society of Wales Welcomes 45 New Fellows

The Learned Society of Wales is delighted to welcome a further 45 academics, researchers, and professionals to its Fellowship. The new Fellows include academics from numerous Welsh and UK higher education institutions as well as individuals who a play a significant role in Welsh public life. A full list of the n... Read More

Sir John Houghton FLSW: In Memoriam

It is with much regret that we report the death of Sir John Houghton, one of the founding Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales. Sir John, from Dyserth, played leading roles in the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) scientific assessment working group, the Hadley Centre for Climate Predictio... Read More

European Structural and Investment Funds key to UK research and innovation

Proposed UK government research and innovation funding should, at the very least, equal the sum of existing expenditure from all sources following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, a new report recommends. The Learned Society of Wales, the British Academy the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Irish Academy ... Read More

Professor Robin Stowell FLSW Awarded Prize for Music Encyclopedia

Robin Stowell, an Emeritus Professor in the School of Music, Cardiff University and one of the Society’s Fellows has won, along with his co-editor Colin Lawson, the C.B. Oldman prize, 2019, for The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music (Cambridge University Press, 2018). The prize is awarded... Read More

Professor Roger Falconer receives Chinese engineering honour

Professor Roger Falconer, Emeritus Professor of Water Management School of Engineering, Cardiff University and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, was elected a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in the CAE's biennial election in November 2019. Roger was elected to the CAE in recogniti... Read More

Confronting Covid-19: UKRI seeks ideas

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) has invited proposals for short-term projects to address the Covid-19 crisis. Projects that address the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the outbreak will all be considered for support. Full details, including the scope of the proposals, are on the UKRI we... Read More

UPDATE: Coronavirus

Many thanks for your continuing support for the Society during these challenging times.All members of LSW staff are now working from home and can be reached via their usual email addresses and phone numbers. All of our public events are postponed/ cancelled until at least the end of May.  However, we are work... Read More

POSTPONED: Through the Language Prism

We have today taken the difficult decision to postpone our bi / multilingualism symposium, ‘Through the Language Prism’. This is in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. We have worked for a long time to bring the symposium together and are aware of the effort put in by many people to bring the event to life. S... Read More

Professor Hywel Thomas is Learned Society of Wales’ new President

Professor Hywel Thomas CBE FREng FRS FLSW MAE has been confirmed as the next President of the Learned Society of Wales, following a ballot of Fellows. On 20 May he will succeed Sir Emyr Jones Parry, who has led the Society through a period of significant growth and achievement since 2014. Professor Thomas brings... Read More