The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

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

Sir Vaughan Jones: American Mathematical Society Tribute

Sir Vaughan Jones, who died last year, is remembered and honoured by former friends and colleagues in this memorial tribute produced by the American Mathematical Society. Sir Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones, who died at age 67 on September 6, 2020, was one of the most influential and inspirational mathemat... Read More

Sir John Meurig Thomas Memorial

There will be a memorial for Sir John Meurig Thomas FLSW at Bethesda Chapel Llangennech on 13th November at 12 pm. Due to Covid restrictions, the chapel will only admit 120 people. Please email if you would like to reserve a place or receive a link to the live stream. There will be a ... Read More

Sir Ronald Mason

It is with great sadness that we have heard the news of the passing of one of our Founding Fellows, Sir Ronald Mason KCB FRSC FIMMM FLSW FRS. Sir Ronald was formerly Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, the University of Sheffield and Chief Scientific Adviser at the Ministry of Defence and later became the first Chair... Read More

Horizon Europe Pump Priming Collaboration between UK and EU Partners

The British Academy is inviting proposals from researchers in the UK and EU/associated countries to pump prime collaborations and use the opportunities that UK association to Horizon Europe will provide. The British Academy says: Proposals are welcome in all disciplines – engineering, natural sciences, medical... Read More

Zienkiewicz Lecture 2021: Delivering Net Zero

On Wednesday 24th November Swansea University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering will host its fifth Zienkiewicz Lecture. The guest speaker will be Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng FRS, Julia King who will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Delivering Net Zero, the challenges ahead’. Speaker: Baroness Bro... Read More