The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Democracy Within the European Union

Professor John Loughlin FLSW is one of the Senior Expert Advisors who have co-written the Report of the High Level Group on European Democracy for the European Committee of the Regions. The report is the CoR High Level Group's submission to the Conference on the Future of Europe which is currently taking place. Mor... Read More

Professor David Thomas awarded Polar Medal

Professor David N. Thomas FLSW, The Professor of Arctic Ecosystems Research at the University of Helsinki, has been awarded the Polar Medal by HM The Queen. The award was announced in The London Gazette on 28 January 2022. The Polar Medal may by conferred on citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North... Read More

Lecture – Rugby and National Identity in Wales: A History

A lecture by Professor Martin Johnes Wednesday 2 March 2022, 6pm. All welcome. A hybrid event at the University's Lampeter campus and on-campus and online via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to pre-register your attendance or for any enquiries, please email: Dr Matthew Cobb: ... Read More

ECR Network at Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Members of the Learned Society of Wales' Early Career Research Network will be running a session on 'Building your Network as an Early Career Researcher' at February's Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century conference, run by Life Sciences Research Network Wales. This two-day online event is a showcase ... Read More

Climate Sustainability in the Academic System – The Why and the How

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have drastically pushed us to re-think our working modes and practices, leaving almost no domain unchanged. At the same time, the latest IPCC report leaves no room for doubt about the urgent need to take action against the climate crisis. These two crises have inescapabl... Read More

Wales and the World: Cynefin, Colonialism and Global Interconnections

This conference will situate the history of Wales within global and colonial contexts. The conference invites proposals for papers that engage with current issues and debates in historiography and public policy alike. On one hand, the conference aims to expand upon recent scholarship which has cast new light on Wales... Read More

Rising Talent Programme for Women in Science

The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Rising Talent Programme offers awards to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research careers in the UK or Ireland.Since 2007, each year five women post-doctoral researchers are awarded a grant worth £15,000 (equivalent € ... Read More

New Year’s Honours for Three Fellows

Three of our Fellows were recently recognised in the New Year’s Honours List: Professor Julie Lydon former Vice-Chancellor, University South Wales, received a damehood for services to higher education. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Professor of GP Education, University of Birmingham, was also awarded a dameh... Read More

Experiences of REF2021: Survey

The Future Research Assessment Programme, which is led by the UK's research funding bodies, is surveying researchers about their experiences of REF2021. FRAP aims to explore possible approaches to the assessment of UK higher education research performance. As part of this work, the funding bodies seek to understand... Read More

Policy and Public Affairs Update: December 2021

Tertiary Education and Research Bill (Wales) Over the last few months, the Tertiary Education and Research Bill (Wales) has been the main focus for our policy work. The Bill dissolves the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and creates a new Welsh Government Sponsored Body to be known as the Comm... Read More