The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

ECR Network Survey

We are working hard to make our ECR Network as useful as possible for its members. This short survey seeks to find out what are the major challenges faced by ECRs as they shape their careers and what advice sessions they would find most useful. Read More

Zienkiewicz Lecture 2022: A 21st Century Energy System

On Wednesday 9th November Swansea University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering will host its sixth Zienkiewicz Lecture. The guest speaker will be Professor Sir Jim McDonald BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc, CEng, who will deliver a lecture entitled 'A Whole Systems Approach to achieving Net Zero: a 21st Century Energy Sy... Read More

Fellows’ News: Wales’s Music, Freedom, Awards

As part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations, Dr.Rowan Williams will be one of several leading thinkers delivering a lecture on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s "Four Freedoms". He will speak on the theme of Freedom of Worship on 2nd November at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Singleton Park Campus. Tickets availab... Read More

Early Career Researchers Shape Direction of Network

Our Early Career Researchers Network [ECRN] has established itself as an important part of Wales’ research environment. Our new Advisory Group will shape the direction of the ECRN and its activities. Its membership will consist of four members of the ECR... Read More

LSW’s Growing Impact on Wales’ Research Culture

Our Early Career Researchers Network [ECRN] has established itself as an important part of Wales’ research environment. Now, into its second year, the Network can boast several exciting new developments, including a dedicated website. Two new videos celebrate the success of the Society’s Early Career ... Read More

Digital Education & Sustainability in Academia

ALLEA statement in response to the European Commission's call for evidence on digital education and digital skills ALLEA concludes that, in order for the EU’s Digital Education Action Plan to be successful, a systemic approach is needed that addresses teaching and learning at different levels: policy, research, c... Read More

Can National Academies Help Fight Misinformation?

The expertise of Society’s Fellows is highlighted in our response to a Parliamentary enquiry on how to combat the spread of misinformation.  The House of Commons’ Digital Culture, Media and Sport Committee is exploring whether the public has ‘sufficient access to authoritative information on matters of n... Read More

Bold Thinking Can Drive Forward Welsh Innovation

Wales must develop a distinctive narrative about innovation in Wales, says the Learned Society of Wales.  The comments come in the Society’s response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on its Innovation Strategy for Wales. One of the strengths of small nations is the ability for key stakeholders to ... Read More

How to Apply for our Research Workshop Grants

We have launched the second round of this year’s Research Workshop Grants funding scheme, which is supported by HEFCW. Up to £1000 is available per project. The aim is to encourage collaborative investigation at the early stage of developing a research project. We will be holding an information session... Read More