The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Learned Society of Wales Announces Departure of Chief Executive

The Learned Society of Wales today announced that Martin Pollard, Chief Executive, will leave the charity on 3rd December 2021. A search for a new Chief Executive will begin. The Learned Society of Wales will continue to focus on its schedule of events over the autumn and the annual process of electing its new Fello... Read More

Remembering Glyn O Phillips

Eisteddfod AmGen 2021: Celebrating the life and work of the late Professor Glyn O Phillips FLSW. Read more about this year's Eisteddfod AmGen. Read More

Fellows at the Eisteddfod

A number of the Learned Society of Wales' Fellows are involved in this year’s Eisteddfod AmGen. To join the events, visit the virtual Maes (Welsh language events). Thursday 5 August16:00, Sciences: Discussion panel of the day: Hinsawdd – Beth Nesaf?Elin Rhys in conversation with Professor Siwan D... Read More

Fellowship Nominations 2021-22: Did You Know…?

... you do not have to be a professor or academic to be eligible to become a Fellow. The nominations cycle is open and runs until 31st October. Our new FAQs page will answer many of the questions you may have about the nomination process. Read More

Professor Nigel John Awarded Higher Doctorate

Professor Nigel John FLSW has been awarded a higher doctorate – a Doctor of Science (DSc) - by the University of Chester.  Professor John’s research has been mainly focussed on the application of visualization and virtual environments to medical applications. He submitted 12 of his most significant ... Read More

WISERD PhD Poster Competition 2021

WISERD have announced the winner of their PhD Poster Competition 2021. Muhao Du from Cardiff University has won the prize for his poster - ‘Finding Harmony in Hardship: experiences of expatriates in subsidiaries of Chinese MNCs in the high technology sector’ Emma Reardon from the University of Wales Trinity ... Read More

Research Councils, Working Groups & Board Vacancies

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is seeking to appoint Council members across six of the seven Research Councils and Research England. Further details about the roles and how to apply can be found here. Deadline: 23rd July CaSE is seeking to appoint up to three new Board members at its Annual Genera... Read More

Merthyr Science Festival 2021

The Society is supporting the Merthyr Science Festival, online this year. The festival gives people in a non-University town a chance to explore science and aims to show children and teenagers that being a scientist is a viable career.  More information here. Read More

Universities form network to strengthen R&I in Wales

Universities in Wales have revealed plans to form a collaborative new initiative to strengthen research and innovation in Wales.  The Wales Innovation Network (WIN) is being set up in response to Professor Graeme Reid’s 2020 report, Strength in Diversity, whi... Read More