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LSW collaborates with the British Academy on Childhood project

On 25 June 2019 we co-hosted a British Academy Roundtable at the University of South Wales. The workshop was held to review a draft policy document that has been drawn up as a part of the British Academy’s Childhood Project, which seeks to review the policy landscape across the UK in terms of how UK and devolved g... Read More

Net-zero carbon Wales 2040: A vision of the future

On 25 March 2019, we held a workshop with the Royal Society entitled “Net-zero Carbon Wales 2040: A vision of the future”. The event brought together expertise from academia, government and industry to consider how science and the assets of Wales could be harnessed to develop the country as a world leader in low... Read More

Professor Hywel Francis: the best weapon is the weapon of knowledge

To mark the announcement of our 2019 cohort of Fellows, earlier this year we invited some of those elected to reflect on their career to date.Below, you can find details of one such Fellow. With both academic and parliamentary experience, Professor Hywel Francis has contributed to many areas of learning. His acco... Read More

Mrs Sally Roberts Jones: a love of books

To mark the announcement of our 2019 cohort of Fellows, earlier this year we invited some of those elected to reflect on their career to date.Below, you can find details of one such Fellow. Sally Roberts Jones is a poet, biographer, critic, historian and bibliographer. For as long as she can remember she has “al... Read More

Medals 2019

The medals of the Learned Society of Wales were awarded last night at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in a ceremony celebrating achievement in academia. The medals recognise outstanding contributions in research and scholarship. They are a celebration of the achievements of both the individuals... Read More

Dr Helen Ougham: ‘retirement’ is just a chance to do more work

To mark the announcement of our 2019 cohort of Fellows, earlier this year we invited some of those elected to reflect on their career to date.Below, you can find details of one such Fellow. For some people, ‘retirement’ is just a chance to do more work. Whilst nominally retired, Dr Helen Ougham hasn’t slowed... Read More

Social Anthropologies of the Welsh: Past and Present – Event Report

WISERD hosted an evening lecture and one-day symposium at Cardiff University this week. The event was organised jointly with the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Learned Society of Wales, and the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. Social Anthropologies of the Welsh: Past and Present examined the development of ... Read More

Learned Society of Wales welcomes 48 New Fellows

Forty-eight individuals have joined us at the Learned Society of Wales as newly elected Fellows. Our new Fellows have contributed to the world of learning as researchers, academics, and professionals – and all come with a strong connection to Wales. As Wales’ National Academy, at the Learned Society of Wales we... Read More

Contributing to Wales’s International Strategy

The Learned Society and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs have produced a set of recommendations and reflections for the Welsh Government’s emerging International Strategy. Responding to an invitation from the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language, we convened representatives of Wales’s ... Read More