The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

‘Spaces of Possibility’: Amy Dillwyn Lecture 2022

Professor Charlotte Williams OBE FLSW is giving the Amy Dillwyn Lecture 2022, organised by Swansea University, on 23rd November. Her lecture will argue for more space in the literary canon for Welsh writers of colour who challenge ideas of Britishness and give voice to 'multifaceted identities'. The lec... Read More

Society Launches Next Phase of Research Workshop Grant Scheme

Today we are pleased to launch the second round of our Research Workshop Grants Scheme, 2022.  The scheme is designed to encourage collaborative investigation into a research proposition that is at an early stage of its development, and is supported by HEFCW.  Building on the success of last year’s p... Read More

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth: Learned Society of Wales Statement

The Learned Society of Wales expresses its sadness at the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. "Queen Elizabeth has served the country with dedication and a clear and profound sense of duty," said Professor Hywel Thomas OBE, President of the Learned Society of Wales. “It is right that we recognise and rememb... Read More

Wales Studies: Research Workshop Grant Scheme

The Society launched its pilot Research Workshop Grant Scheme in 2021.  Last year, we awarded seven grants of up to £1000 to projects that fell under the Wales Studies banner and originated in Wales’ universities.  The projects funded were:  Narrating Rural Change: Socio-ecological pasts and... Read More

Early Career Researchers Network: August Update

It has been a couple of busy weeks for members of our ECR Network and some of the Society’s Fellows. In June, we hosted a roundtable discussion which explored ‘How to ensure fair access to medicines’. The panel raised important questions, including the development of policies to address private companies... Read More

News from Our Fellows: Appointments and Publications

Professor Kamila Hawthorne has been elected as the next Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The R. Tudur Jones and Pennar Davies Memorial Lecture (under the auspices of the Union of Welsh Independents) was delivered on 15 June 2022 by Professor E. Wyn James. It was entitled 'Ieuan ... Read More

Fellows at the Eisteddfod, 2022

A large number of our Fellows will be contributing to this year’s Eisteddfod: Saturday 30th July Gwyddoniaeth a Thechnoleg 13:00: Who was Emily Wood – Dr. Goronwy Wynne | More Sunday 31 July Y Babell Len 11.15: Remembering Tedi Millward – Professor Bleddyn Owen Huws... Read More

Professor Howard Thomas, 1948 – 2022

It is with great sadness that we hear the news of the passing of one of our Fellows, Professor Howard Thomas FWIP FLSW, Emeritus Professor of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University. We offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Professor Helen Ougham FLSW, also one of our Fellows, and ... Read More

News from Our Fellows: Awards, Appointments, Memorials and Innovation

Many congratulations to the Fellows who were named in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list.Professor Emerita of Poetry, Menna Elfyn, has been awarded the prestigious Cholmondeley Award. Professor Angela V. John has succeeded the late Professor Hywel Francis as President of Llafur, t... Read More