The latest news from the Learned Society of Wales

A Celebration: T. H. Parry-Williams

A conference to celebrate the centenary of the appointment of T. H. Parry-Williams as Professor of Welsh at Aberystwyth University. Speakers: Bleddyn Owen Huws – ‘Cerddi olaf T. H. Parry-Williams’Llion Jones – ‘‘Where yo’ goin’ bud?’: golwg ar ddyddiadur taith 1925 T. H. Parry-Williams’Emyr L... Read More

The History of Wales in Twelve Poems

The History of Wales in Twelve Poems by Professor M. Wynn Thomas is published. The twelve illustrated poems bring different periods of Wales’ past into focus. Down the centuries, poets have provided Wales with a window onto its own distinctive world. This book gives the general reader a sense of the view to be s... Read More

ECR Research Conference – Call for proposals

The Climate Emergency and Social Inequality: Responses from Researchers in Wales Deadline for proposals: Monday 25 OctoberConference: Friday 26 November Are you an early career researcher (ECR) working on climate change, social justice or related issues? Would you like to share your research with c... Read More

Cymmrodorion Lecture Series: Programme Announced

The line-up for the Cymmrodorion lecture series, 2021-22, has been announced and it's a fascinating one: well-being, politics, literature, archaeology, stained glass windows and women in medieval Wales are all covered. The programme can be downloaded here. The Cymmrodorion are delighted to announce its lecture p... Read More

Narrative Ethics in the Hebrew Bible: Professor Eryl W. Davies

Professor Eryl W. Davies, Professor Emeritus Hebrew Bible, Bangor University has recently published Narrative Ethics in the Hebrew Bible.   By examining these narratives, Davies shows that a fruitful and constructive dialogue is possible between biblical ethics and modern philosophy. He also emphasizes the eth... Read More

Dr Rowan Williams FLSW to become Chair of Academi Heddwch Cymru

Academi Heddwch Cymru has announced that the former Archbishop of Wales and Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams FLSW, will be its first Chair. On making this announcement, Dr Rowan Williams said: ‘Wales has a long tradition of international vision and of commitment to social and international reconciliation.  It i... Read More

Walk to talk with your children: Professor Meredith Gattis

Going for a walk with your children may be one of the best ways of getting them to talk with you. This article from the National Geographic features a contribution from Professor Meredith Gattis FSLW. Regardless of where you’re talking to your child, good conversations begin with strong connections. “... Read More

‘Pandemics and More: Learning from Crises’

4.00pm - 5.30pm, 19th October How we can learn from history to emerge stronger from our current period of crisis is the subject of a Learned Society of Wales lecture event, featuring Professor Margaret MacMillan. Book your place now Professor MacMillan, Professor of History at Oxford University and Honora... Read More

Professor Terry Threadgold

Routledge has just published this book which features a contribution from one of our Fellows, Professor Terry Threadgold FLSW: Women in Social Semiotics and SFL: Making a Difference. 'This book showcases interviews with nine women who have made pioneering contributions to social semiotics and systemic functiona... Read More