The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Whither a British Constitution – lecture text

The full text of this year's SWIEET2007 William Menelaus Memorial Lecture is now available to read. The lecture offered a personal reflection by Sir Emyr Jones Parry, President of the Learned Society of Wales, on the present UK constitutional challenges, and implications the forthcoming EU referendum and Wales. I... Read More

IAC New Realities for Global Health: Update

In February an InterAction Council High Level Expert Group (HLEG)  on New Realities for Global Health was held in partnership with the Learned Society of Wales and Public Health Wales at the Celtic Manor. A Chairman's Report was tabled at the Annual InterAction Council (IAC) Meeting in Baku Azerbaijan in early Marc... Read More

Brain Games 2016

Flip your eyesight, feel the force of your brain and try out DIY brain surgery – all at the 2016 BRAIN GAMES! Take on our challenges and your friends while learning all about your brain. Entry is free and it’s suitable for all the family, and particularly Key Stage 2 children (ages 8-11). To learn more about the ... Read More

University of South Wales – Women in Academia event

In partnership with the Learned Society of Wales, the University of South Wales' Women in Academia@USW Network recently celebrated International Women’s Day 2016 with their biggest event to date. Held on Friday 4 March, the Network welcomed a range of speakers from academia, business and the third sector includ... Read More

Talented Women for a Successful Wales – Report

A new report commissioned by Welsh Government and published today on International Women’s Day (March 8) seeks to find ways to encourage more girls and women in Wales to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and pursue careers in the science sector. The report – entitled Talented... Read More

The Tuition Fee Dilemma: How should Wales support its students at university?

A comment piece by Professor Peter Halligan, Chief Executive of the Society was featured in the Western Mail on Thursday 18 February. "The recent decision by the Welsh Government to reduce the proposed cuts to the Hefcw budget from 32% to 8% is clearly to be welcomed, both in its own right, but also as an opportunit... Read More

New Realities for Global Health Security

 “Global health interacts with all the core functions of foreign policy: achieving national and global security, creating economic wealth, supporting development in low income countries and promoting human dignity through the protection of human rights and delivery of humanitarian assistance” (UN General Assem... Read More

Welsh Crucible: Leadership Development Opportunity for Researchers

Applications are open from 4th January to 7th March 2016 for places on the Welsh Crucible Programme, an award-winning programme of personal, professional and leadership development for the future research leaders of Wales. Now in its sixth year, the programme supports research-inspired innovation and cross-disciplin... Read More

HEFCW CUTS – LSW Response: Western Mail, 11 February

Back in January 2015, the Learned Society of Wales’s (LSW) submission to the Diamond Review committee predicted that without significant change to the growing and un-controlled current fee‐grant support leaving Wales, there would be less central funding available to support important HEFCW activities. In particular... Read More

Relevance of Learned Societies in the 21st century: Royal Society Event

Catalysed by the Learned Society of Wales receiving its Royal charter in September 2015, the Royal Society in association with LSW held a discussion meeting intended to explore and highlight the role, relevance and public benefit that learned societies have and continue to make. Key issues discussed included the ... Read More