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Health and Peace: One Day Conference

In 1938, the new building in Cathays Park was very deliberately named ‘The Temple of Peace and Health’. As we face today’s challenges, this conference will re-examine the connections between a Healthy World and a Peaceful World. The plenary speaker is Dr Rowan Williams, Chair Academi Heddwch Cymru. Proposa... Read More

Job Opportunity: All Wales Programme Lead – Researcher Development

We are seeking an All Wales Programme Lead to establish an exciting new project. Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), this is a unique opportunity to help increase the capacity of universities in Wales for partnerships, leadership and collaboration. Please download our job pack for full... Read More

Professor Lyn Evans FLSW Named Institute of Physics Honorary Fellow

Professor Lyn Evans FLSW has been appointed an Institute of Physics 2021 Honorary Fellow. Professor Evans, said: "I am delighted to have been made an Institute of Physics Honorary Fellow."I am humbled to join such an inspirational group of physicists and look forward to working with the Institut... Read More

Professor Hywel Thomas Receives Chinese Honour

Professor Hywel Thomas been elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the highest honour bestowed by the Chinese government to a foreign scientist for contributions and achievements in science and technology. Professor Thomas said: “I’m very honoured to be elected a Foreign Member of the C... Read More

Cardiff Metropolitan University: University of the Year 2021

Cardiff Metropolitan University has been awarded the highly prestigious title of University of the Year 2021 by the Times Higher Education. The award recognises Cardiff Met's achievements throughout the 2019/20 academic year and the ways in which the University has established itself as a progressive values-driven ... Read More

Olivia Harrison Announced as Society’s Next Chief Executive

The Learned Society of Wales is delighted to announce that Olivia Harrison will be its new Chief Executive.  Olivia is currently Head of Research, Innovation and Engagement at the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and will take up her position in Fe... Read More

Health Inequalities: New Methods, Better Insights?

A new generation of scientific methods is improving our understanding of health inequalities in Europe, but investment in data infrastructure is needed to make use of its potential for informing policymaking, a new report claims. The report, Health Inequalities Research: New methods, better insights? is published... Read More

The Morality of Advocacy: Hamlyn Lecture Series 2021

What are the ethics of the advocate whose task is to be argumentative, inquisitive, indignant, flattering or apologetic - as the occasion demands - on behalf of the person who pays for her voice?  Lord Pannick QC delivers the second in the 2021 Hamlyn Lecture Series. Date: 6pm, Wednesday 10th November Ve... Read More

If Civic Mission Is the Answer, What Is the Question?

This roundtable discussion, hosted by the North Wales Public Service Lab, will explore Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s civic mission in North Wales. Date: 4pm, Thursday, 25th November Venue: Online Register How does adopting a ‘civic mission’ change the way that universities need to work and think. ... Read More