Scholarship and research is the work of many minds across many generations. What we know is rooted in the past. What we value touches the present and suggests ideas and directions for the future.
Anniversaries is a lecture series, each associated with an anniversary, in which distinguished academics are invited to reflect on discoveries, or to celebrate a person or event.
An Anniversaries Lecture will often mark people and achievements that have connections to Wales. One aim of the series is to reveal and rescue neglected history, celebrate riches of heritage, and to educate a wide audience. Thus, normally, the lectures are expected to be accessible, widely publicised, open and free.
The Society welcomes enquiries from individuals and organisations about proposing and hosting an Anniversaries Lecture.
The previous Anniversaries lectures organised by the Learned Society of Wales include :
- ‘Yr Hen Fam – RS Thomas and the Church in Wales’ Professor M Wynn Thomas OBE FLSW FBA (CREW, Swansea University) RS Thomas’ literary executor. 7.00pm Thursday 11 April 2013, Bangor University. Light refreshments. Free admission. Further information from Professor Tony Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org / 01248 382113) or Dr Jason Walford Davies (email@example.com / 01248 382239)
- ‘From Newton to Turing: Physics and the Computational Constraint’ Professor Barry Cooper (Leeds University and Chair of the Turing Centenary Group), a Learned Society of Wales Anniversaries lecture as part of the 5th International Workshop on Physics and Computation (PC 2012), 5.30pm 30 August 2012, Swansea University.
- A three-day conference on ‘Writing Welsh History, 1850-1950: Contexts and Comparisons, A Conference to Mark the Centenary of J.E Lloyd’s History of Wales (1911)’ on 20-22 July 2011, organised by the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology of the University of Bangor, in association with the Learned Society of Wales.
- ‘The Coldest March of Robert Falcon Scott’ by Professor Susan Solomon (University of Colorado at Boulder and Senior Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA), on 7 June 2011 at Cardiff University
- ‘The Role of Societies in the Making of National Identity’ by Professor Robert Evans (Oxford University) and Professor Prys Morgan (Swansea University), held on 26 October 2010 in Swansea University