The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

We are hiring: Programme Officer – Researcher Development

We are seeking a proactive and professional Programme Officer to support the next phase of our Researcher Development programme. Working alongside the Programme Manager, the post holder will support the delivery of one of the four priorities in our new five year strategy: “to create an environment that supports ... Read More

Celebrating Mark Drakeford’s vision for a Celtic Academies Alliance

As Mark Drakeford announces his retirement as First Minister of Wales, we reflect on his legacy and in particular his support for the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) and the Celtic Academies Alliance (CAA). Mark’s support for the CAA led to his direct involvement in discussions in Edinburgh, June 2023, with the LS... Read More

Caring for our Vineyard

The volume Gofal ein Gwinllan, which was published at the National Eisteddfod in August 2023 and whose title may be translated ‘Care for our Vineyard’, is the fruit of an ambitious project that traces the contribution of the Church in Wales to the Welsh language and its culture over the centuries. The volume co... Read More

Beyond Borders: research collaboration post-Brexit

The essential question of how the UK and the EU can maintain research collaboration in the aftermath of Brexit will be the focus on a one-day conference in Cardiff on Friday 24 November. ‘Beyond borders: Strengthening EU-UK research collaboration’ is organised by Academia Europaea’s Cardiff hub and brings tog... Read More

Congratulations to the newly revealed LSW medallists

The Learned Society of Wales has announced the names of its 2023 medallists at a ceremony attended by Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language, and Professor Dame Sue Ion, one of our Honorary Fellows and Chairman, UK Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board. The medals are awarded each year to c... Read More

The evolution of devolved taxation: Celtic Academies Alliance report

The Celtic Academies Alliance, of which the LSW is a member, has used its convening powers to bring together a panel of experts and representatives from the the devolved nations to produce a report on taxation and devolution. The report, Unlocking fiscal autonomy: The evolution of devolved taxation, emerged from a ... Read More

Key role for LSW as Wales and Ireland strengthen links

Professor Enlli Thomas FLSW, one of our Fellows, will represent the LSW at the 'Agile Cymru' session of the annual Ireland-Wales Joint Ministerial Forum in Bangor on 20 October. Irish and Welsh ministers will meet stakeholders who are working together on the Agile Cymru programme and Irish Sea Framework. Agile Cymr... Read More