The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

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

Lowri Cunnington Wynn wins the Gwerddon Prize

Dr Lowri Cunnington Wynn of Aberystwyth University’s Department of Law and Criminology was this year’s recipient of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlathol’s Gwerddon Prize. The prize was awarded during the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol reception at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol on Wednesday 7 August. The Gwerddon Award is ... Read More

WISERD Poster Prize Winner

Sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales, WISERD’s Student Poster Competition sees PhD students create an informative poster explaining their research. The posters are then displayed at the annual WISERD conference. Sophie Baker, a first-year PhD student from Bangor University’s School of Psychology, was a... Read More

Fellowship Nominations now open

The Fellowship Nomination and Election Cycle is now open. The deadline for nominations is 31 October 2019. See here for further details If you have any questions about the election cycle, please contact Fiona Gaskell. Read More