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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Learned Society of Wales joins CaSE

The Learned Society of Wales (LSW)  is pleased announce that it has joined the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) as an organisational member. CaSE delivers independent, authoritative analysis on areas of broad concern across the sector regarding Science education and funding. In addition it  develops r... Read More

Fellow receives China Friendship Award

Professor D. Roger J. Owen FLSW was presented with the 2016 Friendship Award, the People's Republic of China’s highest award for foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress. Professor Owen is a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, as well as a c... Read More

Welsh research features in leading science journal

Research in Wales received a welcome boost this week with the publication of a featured article in one of the world’s pre-eminent scientific journal Science. Read the Walesonline coverage here The open access article,  published in Science on Friday 14 October provides a unique and independent profile of Wales... Read More

LSW Response to Diamond Review of Higher Education funding in Wales

The Learned Society of Wales welcomes the publication of the Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangements in Wales and would like to thank Sir Ian Diamond and colleagues for their efforts and commitment over the last two years. Recognising that the current fee‐grant model supporting Welsh‐... Read More

Supporting the British Science Festival 2016

The Learned Society supported 3 events at this year's British Science Festival,  held at Swansea University, 6 – 9 September 2016, as well as the Soapbox Science Swansea event at the Fringe festival.  The British Science Festival is the longest-established science Festival in Europe, first held in 1831 in York. T... Read More

Dillwyn Medals Launch 30 September

[soliloquy id="10283"] On Friday 30 September, the Society launched the call for nominations for the inaugural Dillwyn Medals for early career researchers. Speakers at the event included President of the Society. Sir Emyr Jones Parry, the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, Professor Julie Williams, Mr Mark Bentall ... Read More

Society comment pieces on Brexit

The Society has recently published two comment pieces on Brexit in the Western Mail. Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the Society outlined the wider challenges that Wales faces, and that much work is needed to identify precisely the full impact in Wales of withdrawal from the EU, the interests that need to be prot... Read More

Incorporation by Royal Charter

On 5 August 2016, the Learned Society of Wales was formally incorporated as a Royal Charter Charity by the Charity Commission. The Society's new Registered Charity number is 1168622. The Society's Royal Charter and Bye-laws replace the Memorandum and Articles of Association as the Society's governing documents. Read More

Sir Michael Atiyah admitted as HonFLSW

On Thursday 21 July, Sir Michael Atiyah was formally admitted by the President as  one of the Society's inaugural Honorary Fellows. Sir Michael Atiyah is one of the most influential mathematicians of his generation, widely recognised as a pioneer in the development of mathematics in the UK and Europe. A highly dist... Read More

Science is global – European academies’ statement

On the occasion of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF, 2016) conference in Manchester in July, many of Europe’s National Academies took the opportunity to lend their support to the value of exchanging ideas and international science. Given that many of today’s most pressing challenges are global ones, the joint pr... Read More