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UK Young Academy Announces Inaugural Executive Group Members

UK and Ireland National Academies have today announced seven newly elected members of the UK Young Academy’s first Executive Group. They are: Jahangir Alom, Barts Health NHS Trust Michael Berthaume, London South Bank University Denis Newman-Griffis, University of Sheffield Linda Oyama, Queen's Universit... Read More

‘How Prepared Can We Be’: Scientific Symposium, 22 June

How can public services help us respond to various crises such as conflict and climate change? What role do different actors play in preparing for future pandemics? What lessons can we learn from civil emergencies regarding researchers’ access to data, and how can we apply these lessons to future processes? The L... Read More

Professor Hywel Thomas Re-Elected as Society President

Professor Hywel Thomas CBE FREng FRS FLSW MAE has been elected President of the Learned Society of Wales for a second three-year term, following a ballot of Fellows. Professor Thomas became President in May 2020, shortly after the Covid pandemic sent the world into lockdown, and lead the Society through these unpa... Read More

Professor Andrew Linklater

We are sorry to report the news about the recent death of Professor Andrew Linklater FLSW, who was one of the Founding Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales. Professor Linklater was born in Aberdeen and, after time in Australia and at Keele University, became the 10th Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Pol... Read More

Learned Society of Wales Commits to a Greater Focus on Equity 

The Learned Society of Wales’ new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) commitment, released on International Women’s Day 2023, shifts our focus from equality to equity.  ‘Equality (equal treatment for all) is not the same thing as equity (a fair outcome for all). Our use of the term equity acknowledges... Read More

Celebrate Excellence: LSW 2023 Medal Awards Open for Nominations

The chance to celebrate the breadth and impact of research from Wales is here again as the Learned Society of Wales launches the award of its annual medals, for 2023.  Our medals are central to what we do. They promote the excellence of researchers in and from Wales, across all disciplines, including people at... Read More

Frances Hoggan Purple Plaque Unveiling

We are supporting a purple plaque in commemoration of Frances Hoggan, in whose name one of our annual medals is awarded. The plaque will be unveiled at a ceremony in Brecon on 3 March, followed by a reception at the town's Guildhall. Event details Frances Hoggan (1843-1927) was a pioneering ... Read More

Realising Wales’ potential as an innovation nation

As the Welsh Government prepares to publish its new Innovation Strategy for Wales, the Learned Society of Wales presents ideas to contribute to Wales realising its potential as an innovation nation. Over the last eighteen months, the Society has convened six roundtable discussions led by Professor Rick Delbridge FL... Read More