The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

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

Celebrating Welsh research talent

The medals of the Learned Society of Wales were awarded earlier this week at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in a ceremony celebrating achievement in academia. The national academy of Wales’ medals recognise outstanding contributions in research and scholarship, celebrating achievement for bo... Read More

Fellows at Hay Festival

[caption id="attachment_12569" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Photo: Andrew Lih[/caption] Our Fellows will be busy at Hay Festival 2018. Below is a list of events involving Fellows: The Dylan Thomas Prize Winner talks to Dai Smith 1 pm, 26 May - Llwyfan Cymru | Wales Stage Hannah Critchlow... Read More

Royal Society–Wellcome Trust: Future Partnership Project

The Learned Society of Wales has joined 51 other organisations in supporting the joint Royal Society–Wellcome Trust ‘Future Partnership Project’ statement launched today (Friday 4 May 2018). The statement demonstrates the commitment of research communities across the wider European Research Area to a future pa... Read More

Learned Society announces new Chief Executive

The Learned Society of Wales is pleased to announce that Martin Pollard has been appointed as its new Chief Executive, with effect from 1 July 2018. Martin is currently Chief Executive of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) and since 2010 has led the charity through an unprecedented period of strategic... Read More