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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Report on the International Year of Light: Wales

A report on the 2015 International Year of Light: Wales activities, which were supported by the Society, is now available. To read the report, please click on the links below. International Year of Light Wales Report Blwyddyn Ryngwladol Goleuni Cymru - Adroddiad Read More

Mamwlad – Frances Hoggan

A documentary on Frances Hoggan is currently available on the BBC iplayer until 26 April 2016. The programme, part of the Mamwlad series, is presented by Ffion Hague, and was produced by Tinopolis. Follow this link http://bbc.in/23aD4B5 to watch the programme; subtitles are available.   Read More

RSE and LSW response to Stern Review of REF

The national academies of Scotland and of Wales, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) have welcomed the opportunity to submit evidence to Lord Stern’s review of the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Their response was prepared using the expertise of a Working Group of ... Read More

New Medal to celebrate educational research

A NEW MEDAL named in honour of Sir Hugh Owen (1804-1881) the Welsh educator, philanthropist and pioneer of higher education in Wales is to be established by the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) this Autumn. As part of its mission to help recognize and celebrate Welsh scholarship, the LSW plans to establish an annual p... Read More

The Diamond Review and the Future of Postgraduate Provision in Wales

Professor Gareth Rees FLSW has published a piece on WonkHE on the future of postgraduate provision in Wales. Just before Christmas, the Diamond Review on student finance and higher education funding in Wales published its Interim Report. The Review will now get on with developing its policy recommendations, submit... Read More

Whither a British Constitution – lecture text

The full text of this year's SWIEET2007 William Menelaus Memorial Lecture is now available to read. The lecture offered a personal reflection by Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the Learned Society of Wales, on the present UK constitutional challenges, and implications the forthcoming EU referendum and Wales. I... Read More

IAC New Realities for Global Health: Update

In February an InterAction Council High Level Expert Group (HLEG)  on New Realities for Global Health was held in partnership with the Learned Society of Wales and Public Health Wales at the Celtic Manor. A Chairman's Report was tabled at the Annual InterAction Council (IAC) Meeting in Baku Azerbaijan in early Marc... Read More

Brain Games 2016

Flip your eyesight, feel the force of your brain and try out DIY brain surgery – all at the 2016 BRAIN GAMES! Take on our challenges and your friends while learning all about your brain. Entry is free and it’s suitable for all the family, and particularly Key Stage 2 children (ages 8-11). To learn more about the ... Read More

University of South Wales – Women in Academia event

In partnership with the Learned Society of Wales, the University of South Wales' Women in Academia@USW Network recently celebrated International Women’s Day 2016 with their biggest event to date. Held on Friday 4 March, the Network welcomed a range of speakers from academia, business and the third sector includ... Read More