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The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Research Councils, Working Groups & Board Vacancies

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is seeking to appoint Council members across six of the seven Research Councils and Research England. Further details about the roles and how to apply can be found here. Deadline: 23rd July CaSE is seeking to appoint up to three new Board members at its Annual Genera... Read More

Merthyr Science Festival 2021

The Society is supporting the Merthyr Science Festival, online this year. The festival gives people in a non-University town a chance to explore science and aims to show children and teenagers that being a scientist is a viable career.  More information here. Read More

Universities form network to strengthen R&I in Wales

Universities in Wales have revealed plans to form a collaborative new initiative to strengthen research and innovation in Wales.  The Wales Innovation Network (WIN) is being set up in response to Professor Graeme Reid’s 2020 report, Strength in Diversity, whi... Read More

Early Careers Network Seminar: Applying for Grants… and Top Mistakes

11.00am - 1.00pm, Monday 28th June The session will cover applying for grants at every career stage and include, the different types of grants and funders, what you can apply for as a PhD student, and what you might aim for as your career progresses. This will also include travel and networking grants, fellowships,... Read More

Understanding the Society’s Fellowship Election Process

We are holding a series of events in June to provide information about the process of electing Fellows to the Learned Society: Tuesday June 15, 3.00pm: Open Zoom meeting for any potential nominees for LSW Fellowship interested in the process of becoming a Fellow.Tuesday June 22, 3.00pm... Read More

Awards, Appointments and Lectures

Professor Bernard Schutz FLSW FRS, Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Professor Schutz is a theoretical physicist, specialising in gravitational wave science. Congratulations also to Professor Mike Edmunds, Emeritus... Read More

Wales Studies Research Workshop Grants

Our Wales Studies Research Workshop Grants are intended to facilitate intellectual and creative interaction and partnership between researchers from different disciplines and from a range of institutions, within the academic community, the public and the private sectors, the Welsh Go... Read More

How can we make the Learned Society of Wales more welcoming and inclusive?

This year, the Learned Society of Wales has once again placed equality and diversity at the centre of its activity. We will carry that forward into the year to come. We are determined to continue to make the Society welcoming and inclusive, and to value and celebrate the contributions of all. Web survey:How can we... Read More

President’s speech – AGM, 19 May 2021

"I am delighted to have this opportunity to speak to you all at the end of my first year as President. First, I would like to reiterate the Society’s warm welcome to all of our new Fellows, and of course to Professor Carby and Sir Michael as our new Honorary Fellows. "This has, of course, been an extraordinary ye... Read More