The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

How should Wales project itself on the world stage?

As the Welsh rugby team compete for a place in the world cup final in Yokohama – with Japanese and Welsh fans singing ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’ and ‘Calon Lan’ in support – an event on Monday will consider how Wales should project itself on the world stage, and make better use of its soft power. Coinciding ... Read More

Raising the international profile of your Society

Our General Secretary, Alan Shore, recently represented the Society at a meeting of the world’s learned academies in Philadelphia. Below you can read about his trip. The Future of Learned Academies by Alan Shore Robert Hauser, the Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society, had the idea of conveni... Read More

Our commitment to excellence

In August, thanks to the work of our staff, we received the quality mark from the Charity Excellence Framework. This mark offers demonstrable evidence to funders and other stakeholders of our commitment to excellence. The assessment for the mark covered every area of activity from promoting good governance to maxim... Read More

Lowri Cunnington Wynn wins the Gwerddon Prize

Dr Lowri Cunnington Wynn of Aberystwyth University’s Department of Law and Criminology was this year’s recipient of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlathol’s Gwerddon Prize. The prize was awarded during the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol reception at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol on Wednesday 7 August. The Gwerddon Award is ... Read More

WISERD Poster Prize Winner

Sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales, WISERD’s Student Poster Competition sees PhD students create an informative poster explaining their research. The posters are then displayed at the annual WISERD conference. Sophie Baker, a first-year PhD student from Bangor University’s School of Psychology, was a... Read More

Fellowship Nominations now open

The Fellowship Nomination and Election Cycle is now open. The deadline for nominations is 31 October 2019. See here for further details If you have any questions about the election cycle, please contact Fiona Gaskell. Read More

The Society at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol

This year’s national Eisteddfod is taking place 3-10 August. The Maes this year is Llanrwst in Conwy County. The Society is hosting and supporting events throughout the Eisteddfod, which you can read about below. A number of our Fellows are also getting involved with the Eisteddfod in various ways, which are outline... Read More

Professor Matthew Jarvis: Welsh Writing, Devolved Voices, and Lego Expert

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. Having already worked with the Society through our Wales Studies programme, we are pleased to announce that Professor Matthew... Read More

Professor Alan Guwy: Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

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. Professor Alan Guwy is a scientist with over 30 years of experience in the field of Energy and Environment. He is a leading a... Read More