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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

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

Learned Society of Wales joins European National Academies Network

On  19 April in Vienna, the Learned Society of Wales was formally admitted into full membership of ALLEA, the federation of European National Academies. The event took place during the ALLEA AGM at the Austrian Academies of Sciences in Vienna where the Society was represented by the Chief Executive Professor Peter Ha... Read More

News coverage of election of Fellows

The full list of new Fellows can be accessed here. Reports of the announcement on other websites: Aberystwyth University Bangor University Cardiff University Swansea University University of South Wales UCL Faculty of Laws The Western Mail Read More