The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

Society Responds to REF28 Consultation

The impact on workload, training for postgraduate research students and the effect on Welsh language submissions are among the issues raised in our response to a recent UKRI consultation on the Research Excellence Framework 2028. We strongly support the general aspirations expressed in the document regarding resear... Read More

Professor Terry Rees 1949 – 2023

We were, like many others, saddened to hear the news of the recent death of Professor Dame Teresa Rees FLSW. Professor Rees’ contribution to both higher education in Wales and the field of gender equalities was significant and among the reasons behind her receiving a CBE in 2002. The first woman to be Pro Vice-Ch... Read More

Academi Heddwch: International Day of Peace

On International Day of Peace, Academi Heddwch have announced a number of development, including the news that one of our Fellows, Professor Colin McInnes FLSW, is their new Research Network Lead. Thinking about the developments of the Academi Heddwch, Jill Evans, one of the founders of Academi Heddwch, said: ... Read More

Royal Academy of Engineering: New Fellows

Congratulations to our three Fellows who have just been admitted as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering... Professor Rob Deaves, Professor Wyn Meredith, Professor Graham Hutchings. This year’s new Fellows continue to reflect the Academy’s ongoing Fellowship Fit for the Future initiative an... Read More

Society Welcomes Return to Horizon Europe

The Learned Society of Wales has welcomed the announcement that the UK will be rejoining the €95.5bn Horizon Europe science research funding scheme. British researchers will be able to apply for grants and bid to be part of projects under the Horizon banner from today. “This is tremendous news, “ said Prof... Read More

In Memory of Professor Alan Bull FLSW

We were saddened to hear of the death of Professor Alan Bull FLSW in June but are pleased to share this obituary written by his colleague Professor J Howard O Slater. Additional obituaries have appeared in The Guardian and from the University of Kent, where Professor Bull worked for important periods in his career. ... Read More

Get up to £1,000 to give your research project an early boost

The Learned Society of Wales’ successful Research Workshop Grant Scheme is back as we continue to show our commitment to Wales’ researchers. Fifteen grants of up to £1,000 are available to support the running of a workshop that will bring together researchers at the early stage of planning and developing a col... Read More

Agile Cymru Wales-Ireland Grant Scheme

A Welsh-funded grant, managed by the LSW as part of the Welsh Government’s Agile Cymru programme, will offer up to £12,500 for one joint Welsh – Irish research project. Calls for proposals are now open. The successful project will need to meet the following two, broad requirements: 1.   &n... Read More

Professor Alan Shore Wins Science and Technology Medal

Warm congratulations to Professor Alan Shore FLSW on winning the Science and Technology Medal of Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Llŷn ac Eifionydd, 2023. The medal is given in recognition and celebration of an individual's contribution to the field of science and technology through the Welsh language.  Alan is a versat... Read More