The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

‘I Remember Mariupol’

Interesting latest article from one of our Fellows, Professor W. John Morgan: Today, the Russian speaking city of Mariupol is under siege; its citizens the victims of murderous bombardment; homes, schools, university, hospitals, including a maternity ward destroyed; a theatre bombed when sheltering women, children,... Read More

Professor Kenneth Walters, 1934 – 2022

It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the passing of one of our Fellows, Professor Kenneth Walters. Professor Walters was a founding fellow of the Learned Society and a highly distinguished mathematician. An obituary will follow. Further reading Professor Kenneth Walters: Profile - Aber... Read More

Academi Heddwch Seeks Speakers for Webinar Series

Academi Heddwch is looking for academic speakers to support delivery of a future webinar series on the implications of the war in Ukraine for energy supply, security and international relations. The following are some of the areas for exploration How has the war in Ukraine altered our attitudes to nuclear power ... Read More

Making Light of Mathematics: David Olive Lecture 2022

Swansea University is holding the third instalment of its David Olive Lecture Series on 16th March (4pm).  The speaker this year is Professor Sir Michael Berry, Honorary Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and FRS Melville Wills Professor of Physics, University of Bristol.  Professor ... Read More

LSW Statement on Ukraine

The Learned Society of Wales condemns the illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine. This attack against a sovereign nation and the indiscriminate killing of civilians is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations and to international law. It runs counter to every one of our values. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrain... Read More

Celebrate Excellence: Society’s 2022 Medals -Nominations Open

One of the highlights of the Society's year is the awarding of our medals. These recognise Welsh research excellence in science, education, social sciences and the humanities. Today, on St. David’s Day, we celebrate the breadth and excellence of research from Wales by launching our 2022 Medals process. ht... Read More

Society Welcomes New Chief Executive

Olivia Harrison has joined the Society as its new Chief Executive, coming from her role as Head of Research, Innovation and Engagement at HEFCW. Olivia trained and worked as a chartered structural engineer in London before moving into higher education policy in Wales. Starting in public affairs at Un... Read More

Book Launch: Stars and Ribbons – Winter Wassailing in Wales

Dr. Rhiannon Ifans FLSW has recently published this book: Stars and Ribbons - Winter Wassailing in Wales. Wassail songs are part of Welsh folk culture, but what exactly are they? When are they sung? Why? And where do stars and pretty ribbons fit in? This study addresses these questions, identifying and discussing t... Read More

WISERD Annual Conference 2022: Call for Papers

“Civil society and participation: issues of equality, identity and cohesion in a changing social landscape”.   With a focus on addressing global contemporary challenges shaping civil society and participation in post-covid era, WISERD welcomes proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sess... Read More