The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Society responses to Welsh Government inquiries

We have submitted comments in recent weeks to the following two inquiries: Response to Senedd Finance Committee inquiry into Welsh Government draft budget 2024-25 The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee’s one day inquiry on Research and Development Read More

A look back at 2023 through some key publications

2023 has a been a significant year for the Society and the impact we are having is demonstrated in five key documents: Five-year strategy 2023-28 Our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement Long-term funding agreement with HEFCW The Impacts of Research from Welsh Universities: A comprehens... Read More

We are hiring: Programme Officer – Researcher Development

We are seeking a proactive and professional Programme Officer to support the next phase of our Researcher Development programme. Working alongside the Programme Manager, the post holder will support the delivery of one of the four priorities in our new five year strategy: “to create an environment that supports ... Read More

Celebrating Mark Drakeford’s vision for a Celtic Academies Alliance

As Mark Drakeford announces his retirement as First Minister of Wales, we reflect on his legacy and in particular his support for the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) and the Celtic Academies Alliance (CAA). Mark’s support for the CAA led to his direct involvement in discussions in Edinburgh, June 2023, with the LS... Read More

Caring for our Vineyard

The volume Gofal ein Gwinllan, which was published at the National Eisteddfod in August 2023 and whose title may be translated ‘Care for our Vineyard’, is the fruit of an ambitious project that traces the contribution of the Church in Wales to the Welsh language and its culture over the centuries. The volume co... Read More

Beyond Borders: research collaboration post-Brexit

The essential question of how the UK and the EU can maintain research collaboration in the aftermath of Brexit will be the focus on a one-day conference in Cardiff on Friday 24 November. ‘Beyond borders: Strengthening EU-UK research collaboration’ is organised by Academia Europaea’s Cardiff hub and brings tog... Read More

Congratulations to the newly revealed LSW medallists

The Learned Society of Wales has announced the names of its 2023 medallists at a ceremony attended by Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language, and Professor Dame Sue Ion, one of our Honorary Fellows and Chairman, UK Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board. The medals are awarded each year to c... Read More