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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

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

Trust in Science in a Digital World – ALLEA publication

This week, ALLEA published two discussion papers in their series on Trust in Science. The first considers the  loss of trust in science and expertise.  The paper reflects on some specific approaches that academic research can adopt towards the common goal of producing reliable, reproducible and trustworthy scie... Read More

Our Future Health – the Society’s lecture series for 2019

In the 70th anniversary year of the NHS, the Learned Society of Wales is pleased to announce a set of prestigious lectures on health in Wales and beyond. The series will be launched in Cardiff on 17 January 2019 with a major speech by Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, looking at what the next 70 years will hold for our hea... Read More

2018 International Symposium

We were delighted to host the third Learned Society of Wales International Symposium at Magdalene College, Cambridge from 11 to 13 September. Focusing on The Ethics of Sustainable Prosperity for All, the event was attended by 57 participants, including 11 Fellows and guests from South Africa, Australia and Sweden. As w... Read More

Skills and Diversity Audit (All Wales)

The Learned Society of Wales recognises and values diversity and the different perspectives that people from different backgrounds bring to its work and its contribution to Wales. In June 2017, The Appointments, Governance and Nominations Committee recommended commissioning a wide review of the society’s work focu... Read More

Learned Society of Wales at the National Eisteddfod

The following are events taking place at the National Eisteddfod involving Fellows. 3-11 August 2018 Cardiff Sunday 5 August Celebrating the life of Bobi Jones 14:15, Literary Pavilion E Wyn James, Helen Prosser, Eleri James and John Emyr celebrate the life of writer and scholar Bobi Jones. Monday 6 Augus... Read More

LSW Chief Executive shortlisted for Wales’ national leadership awards

Martin Pollard – formerly Chief Executive of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, now Chief Executive at the Learned Society of Wales – has been named a finalist in this year’s Leading Wales Awards. The 2018 Leading Wales Awards (Wales’ long-established and only dedicated leadership awards) in associa... Read More