Our Future Health – the Society’s lecture series for 2019

In the 70th anniversary year of the NHS, the Learned Society of Wales is pleased to announce a set of prestigious lectures on health in Wales and beyond.

The series will be launched in Cardiff on 17 January 2019 with a major speech by Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, looking at what the next 70 years will hold for our health service. Further events will take place throughout Wales and will focus on key current topics including sexual health, the economics of public health, and dying in today’s world. A full list is provided below.

Each lecture is free to attend and open to all, and will be followed by a Q & A session with the speaker(s).

For more information, please contact the Senior Executive Officer, Dr Sarah Morse.

Events in the series

Click here to visit our Eventbrite page, where you can register for all events and find further information.

DateTitlePartner / venue
17 January 2019The NHS: A Success, But Where Next?
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz FLSW
Cardiff University
6 February 2019The Future of Health and Healthcare in a Changing Climate
Professor Sir Andy Haines
University of Wales Trinity Saint David – Carmarthen campus
13 February 2019 A Medical School for Swansea, West Wales and the World
Professors Julian Hopkin and Keith Lloyd FLSW
Swansea University
20 February 2019‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’: The Impact of Health Promotion and Prevention in the Context of HIV
Dr Olwen Williams FLSW
Wrexham Glyndŵr University
21 February 2019The NHS in Wales: A Health Economist’sPerspective on the Next 70 Years

Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards FLSW
Bangor University
4 March 2019Dying in Today’s World
Professor the Baroness llora Finley of Llandaff FLSW
Cardiff Metropolitan University
12 March 2019Beyond the NHS: Is Health Really 'Global'?
Professor Colin McInnes
Aberystwyth University
9 April 2019Is Free Universal Health Coverage Sustainable?
Perspectives from NHS General Practice for future healthcare in the UK and beyond

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard
Welsh Centre for International Affairs / Temple of Peace, Cardiff