The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

ClwstwrVerse Is Coming

The AHRC/Welsh Government funded Clwstwr programme, Directed by LSW Fellow Professor Justin Lewis, will be showcasing some of their over 100 media innovation projects at ClwstwrVerse on Monday, 4 July in Cardiff City Hall. All are welcome. Keynote speakers including Greg Reed  of NBC Universal and many other scree... Read More

Are You a Future Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales?

The window for nominating someone to become a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2023 is now open. However, we know that how to become a Fellow can be confusing for those new to the process. Join our information sessions to find out more: We're therefore running informal information sessions for anyone... Read More

Welsh Manuscripts, c.800–c.1800: Conference

The Learned Society of Wales is supporting the c.800–c.1800 Welsh Manuscripts Conference, 20 - 22 June in Aberystwyth. This conference will be held jointly by the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and the National Library of Wales to celebrate the publication of A Repertory of Welsh... Read More

Launch of UK Young Academy Announced 

Emerging Leaders Wanted as First Members of New UK Young Academy The first UK-wide national Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals – is being launched today. The UK Young Academy will bring together researchers, innovators, clinicians, professionals, academics and entrepreneurs ... Read More

In Memory of Sir John Meurig Thomas

Sir John Meurig Thomas was a founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, noted for his pioneering work in catalytic chemistry. Following his death in 2020, a memorial service was held for him at Bethesda Chapel, Llangennech. An account of that service was written by family friend Dr. Neville Evans. It captu... Read More

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Many congratulations to the following Fellows who were named in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list: Dr Gwyneth Lewis, MBE for services to LiteratureProfessor James Durrant, CBE for services to Photochemistry and Solar Energy ResearchProfessor Glyn Hewinson, CBE for services to Animal Health and Welfare.Prof... Read More

Research Workshop Grants

Today we are pleased to launch our Research Workshop Grants funding scheme. The scheme is designed to encourage collaborative investigation into a research proposition that is at an early stage of its development, and is supported by HEFCW. Building on the success of last year’s pilot we have developed three s... Read More

Science and the Senedd: Research and Innovation in Wales

Oliva Harrison, our Chief Executive, will be one of the speakers at this year's Science and the Senedd event. The theme is 'Building Our Future: Research and Innovation in Wales' and will also feature Professor Rick Delbridge FLSW who has been central to our recent series of Innovation roundtables. Read More

Society Welcomes REF2021 Outcome for Wales

Wales’ universities are playing a vital role in tackling the many challenges we face today and will face in the future.  That is the conclusion from today’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 [REF2021] results. REF2021 is the UK's system for assessing the excellence of research in UK higher education insti... Read More