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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

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

Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2016

The Learned Society of Wales is pleased to report the award of three prestigious honours to Fellows of the Society in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2016. Sir David Grant CBE FREng FLSW has been appointed to Knight of the British Empire for outstanding contribution to engineering, technology and skills. Sir Dav... Read More

Eminent Scientists celebrated by the Learned Society of Wales

The Learned Society of Wales is pleased to announce the award of this year’s Frances Hoggan and Menelaus Medals to the eminent Scientists Professor Dame Jean Thomas and Professor Hagan Bayley . Professor Dame Jean Thomas FLSW FMedSci FRS is the inaugural Frances Hoggan medallist. The medal, funded by Welsh Governm... Read More

A Johnian Society Pilgrimage to North Wales

Earlier this year, a number of Fellows organised a Johnian Society visit to north Wales. The pilgrimage arose from a discussion about absence. The College's History of 2011 makes no reference to one of the foremost Welshmen of the Tudor period, Bishop William Morgan (c1545 - 1604), translator of the Bible into We... Read More

Welsh Economic Review – Economic Policies for Peripheral Economies

On 10 May 2016, a special edition of Welsh Economic Review on Economic Policy for Peripheral Economies was launched, featuring papers from the Society’s first International Symposium held at Portmeirion in April 2015, and supported by Bangor University . The aim of the special issue organised by the LSW, and edite... Read More

New Fellows of the Royal Society 2016

The Learned Society of Wales is pleased to report that Professor Russell Morris FRSE FLSW FRS, Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016. Professor Morris was born and raised in north Wales, and completed his education at the University of Oxford. He is now Profe... Read More

Honorary Fellows Elected to Learned Society of Wales

For the first time in the Society’s history, two Honorary Fellows have been elected. 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 distinguished researcher, Sir Michael has been wid... Read More