The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Professor John Wyn Owen: Obituary

It was with great sadness that we reported the death last month of Professor John Wyn Owen CB FRSPH FLSW, a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. The following obituary has been written by Sir Emyr Jones Parry: The National Health Service is a vital national interest.  But health sustainability n... Read More

Universities as Global Communities: event report

Our Universities as Global Communities conference took place in Bangor on 13th February. It was the third event in our Wales and the World series. You can review the event here: Universities as Global Communities Event ReportSummary of the debate: Sir Emyr Jones Parry.Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice-Chancellor, C... Read More

Sir John Cadogan

It is with much regret that we report the death of the Society's inaugural President, Professor John Cadogan, CBE DSC FRSE FRSC MAE FLSW FRS on 9th February 2020.Read the inaugural President's address Sir John gave the Society in 2010. Professor John Tucker, inaugural General Secretary of the Society, del... Read More

Wales Studies Network launch: 29.01.20

The launch of the Wales Studies Network in Cardiff on 29th January 2020 shows that Wales’ future as an outward-looking nation can be built on the strength of research in the growing field of Wales Studies. Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, addressed the launch of the Learned... Read More

‘Multilingual Literatures: An Interdisciplinary Conference’ event report

The Society-supported Multilingual Literatures Conference took place 17-19 July 2019. You can read the event report below: ‘Multilingual Literatures: An Interdisciplinary Conference’ was the dissemination showpiece event of the project ‘Bilingual British Writers: Language Ambassadors or Mental Migrants?’, ... Read More

‘Curriculum for a Successful Future?’ Event report

The 'Curriculum for a Successful Future' event took place at Swansea University on 17 October 2019. The event was supported by the Society. You can read the report here. A transcript of the speech given by the Education Minister Kirsty Williams is now available here: Read More

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