The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Society comment pieces on Brexit

The Society has recently published two comment pieces on Brexit in the Western Mail. Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the Society outlined the wider challenges that Wales faces, and that much work is needed to identify precisely the full impact in Wales of withdrawal from the EU, the interests that need to be prot... Read More

Incorporation by Royal Charter

On 5 August 2016, the Learned Society of Wales was formally incorporated as a Royal Charter Charity by the Charity Commission. The Society's new Registered Charity number is 1168622. The Society's Royal Charter and Bye-laws replace the Memorandum and Articles of Association as the Society's governing documents. Read More

Sir Michael Atiyah admitted as HonFLSW

On Thursday 21 July, Sir Michael Atiyah was formally admitted by the President as  one of the Society's inaugural Honorary Fellows. Sir Michael Atiyah is one of the most influential mathematicians of his generation, widely recognised as a pioneer in the development of mathematics in the UK and Europe. A highly dist... Read More

Science is global – European academies’ statement

On the occasion of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF, 2016) conference in Manchester in July, many of Europe’s National Academies took the opportunity to lend their support to the value of exchanging ideas and international science. Given that many of today’s most pressing challenges are global ones, the joint pr... Read More

Sir John Meurig Thomas awarded Royal Society’s Royal Medal 2016

Sir John Meurig Thomas HonFREng FRS FLSW, Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, has been awarded the Royal Society's 2016 Royal Medal in Physical Sciences for his pioneering work within catalytic chemistry, in particular on single-site heterogeneous catalysts, which have had a major impact on green chemistr... Read More

Welsh Crucible – Class of 2016

Welsh Crucible is an award-winning programme of personal, professional and leadership development for the future research leaders of Wales. Welsh Crucible recently established collaborative links with The Learned Society of Wales,  who in addition to contributing to the selection of Cruciblees, will support th... Read More

New Fellows of the British Academy 2016

The Learned Society of Wales is pleased to report that Nancy Edwards FLSW FBA, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at Bangor University, and Kelvyn Jones FAcSS FLSW FBA, Professor of Human Quantitative Geography at the University of Bristol, were two of forty-two distinguished UK academics elected as Fellows of the Briti... Read More

Academia Europaea Annual Conference – Cardiff

The 28th Academia Europaea Annual Conference was held in Cardiff  from 27-30 June  supported by the Learned Society of Wales. The  event was organised by Professor Ole Petersen, Academic Director of the new Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub and Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Vice President of the... Read More

President’s letter to Secretary of State for Wales

The Society's President, Sir Emyr Jones Parry has today written to the Secretary of State for Wales, urging that the UK government work to maintain UK researchers’ access to EU Research programmes, and that the level of financial support for UK research is at least maintained at the current level. Dear Secretary of ... Read More