Learned Society of Wales
The Learned Society of Wales is a society that exists to “celebrate, recognise, preserve, protect and encourage excellence in all of the scholarly disciplines”.

The society was launched on 25 May 2010
2010 in Wales
This article is about the particular significance of the year 2010 to Wales and its people.-Incumbents:*Prince of Wales – The Prince of Wales*Princess of Wales – The Duchess of Cornwall *First Minister – Carwyn Jones...

 at the National Museum of Wales. It is based in Cardiff.

Fellowship of the society is open to Welsh residents, those born in Wales or otherwise have a particular connection to Wales, who have a "demonstrable record of excellence and achievement" in academia, or who have made a distinguished contribution to knowledge in their professional field.

Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales are entitled to refer to themselves as such and use the initials FLSW after their name. The Society's inaugural President and Chairman of Council is Sir John Cadogan
John Cadogan
Professor Sir John Ivan George Cadogan CBE DSc FRSE FRSC PLSW FRS is a British scientist, whose speciality is in organic chemistry.Sir John was born in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire...


The Society's website address is http://www.learnedsocietywales.ac.uk

Founding Fellows

The Learned Society of Wales has fifty-eight Founding Fellows, all of whom are prominent figures within their respective academic disciplines. They are:
  • Sir John Cadogan
    John Cadogan
    Professor Sir John Ivan George Cadogan CBE DSc FRSE FRSC PLSW FRS is a British scientist, whose speciality is in organic chemistry.Sir John was born in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire...

     CBE DSc FRSE FRSC PLSW FRS - President and Chairman of Council
  • Professor Sydney Anglo FSA FRHistS FLSW FBA
  • Professor Huw Beynon DSocSc AcSS FLSW
  • Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
    Leszek Borysiewicz
    Sir Leszek Krzysztof Borysiewicz, FRS is a Polish British physician, immunologist and scientific administrator. He is currently the 345th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, his term of office started on 1 October 2010...

  • Professor Richard Carwardine
    Richard Carwardine
    Professor Richard Carwardine MA DPhil FRHistS FLSW FBA is president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and was formerly Rhodes Professor of American History at St Catherine's College, Oxford. Before this he was Professor of American History at the University of Sheffield. He specialises in the early...

  • Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards
    Thomas Charles-Edwards
    Thomas Mowbray Charles-Edwards FRHistS FLSW FBA is an academic at Oxford University. He holds the post of Jesus Professor of Celtic and is a Professorial Fellow at Jesus College....

  • Professor Ian Clark FLSW FBA
  • Professor Stuart Clark FRHistS FLSW FBA
  • Professor Marc Clement FIEE FLSW
  • Professor David Crystal
    David Crystal
    David Crystal OBE FLSW FBA is a linguist, academic and author.-Background and career:Crystal was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He grew up in Holyhead, North Wales, and Liverpool, England where he attended St Mary's College from 1951....

  • Sir Barry Cunliffe
    Barry Cunliffe
    Sir Barrington Windsor Cunliffe, CBE, known professionally as Barry Cunliffe is a former Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford, a position held from 1972 to 2007...

  • Professor Martin Daunton LittD FRHistS FLSW FBA
  • Sir David Davies CBE DSc FREng FIET FLSW FRS
  • Professor Wendy Davies
    Wendy Davies
    Wendy Elizabeth Davies OBE FBA FSA FRHistS FLSW is an Emeritus Professor of History at University College, London in England.Davies studied for her BA degree and PhD degree in history at UCL. Following positions in Munich and Birmingham, she returned to UCL as a Lecturer in Medieval History...

  • Professor Robert Dodgshon FLSW FBA
  • Professor Kenneth Dyson AcSS FRHistS FLSW FBA - Member of Council
  • Professor Dianne Edwards
    Dianne Edwards
    Dianne Edwards CBE ScD FRSE FLSW FRS is a palaeobotanist, who studies the colonisation of land by plants, and early land plant interactions.-Career:...

     CBE ScD FRSE FLSW FRS - Vice-President (Science, Technology and Medicine) and Member of Council
  • Sir Sam Edwards
    Sam Edwards (physicist)
    Sir Samuel Frederick Edwards FLSW FRS is a British physicist.-Early life and studies:Sir Samuel was born on 1 February 1928 in Swansea, the son of Richard and Mary Jane Edwards....

  • Professor Richard J Evans DLitt FRHistS FRSL FLSW FBA
  • Professor Robert Evans
    Robert John Weston Evans
    Professor Robert John Weston Evans FLSW FBA is a historian, whose speciality is the post-medieval history of Central and Eastern Europe. He was educated at Dean Close School, Cheltenham and Jesus College, Cambridge. Evans is Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford, and a...

     FLSW FBA - Member of Council
  • Professor Roy Evans CBE FREng FICE FIStructE FLSW - Member of Council
  • Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff FRCP FRCGP FLSW - Member of Council
  • Professor R Geraint Gruffydd DLitt FLSW FBA
  • Dame Deirdre Hine
    Deirdre Hine
    Dame Deirdre Joan Hine, née Curran DBE FFPH FRCP FLSW is a Welsh medical doctor. In 1984 she began her career as a public health physician in Wales. She was named Chair of the Commission for Health Improvement. Since January 2004 she has chaired the-Background:Hine was born to David Alban Curran...

  • Professor Christopher Hooley
    Christopher Hooley
    Christopher Hooley FLSW FRS is a British mathematician, emeritus professor of mathematics at Cardiff University. He did his PhD under the supervision of Albert Ingham. He won the Adams Prize of Cambridge University in 1973. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1983...

  • Sir John Houghton
    John T. Houghton
    As co-chair of the IPCC, he defends the IPCC process, in particular against charges of failure to consider non-CO2 explanations of climate change. In evidence to, the Select Committee on Science and Technology in 2000 he said:...

  • Professor Graham Hutchings DSc FIChemE FRSC FLSW FRS
  • Professor Geraint H Jenkins DLitt FLSW FBA - Member of Council
  • Professor Robert M Jones DLitt FLSW FBA
  • Sir Roger Jones
    Roger Jones (businessman and pharmacist)
    -Early life and education:Sir Roger Spencer Jones was born on 2 July 1943 and brought up in a small, predominantly Welsh speaking village in the Dee valley. He was educated at Bala Boys' Grammar School and the Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff...

     OBE FLSW - Treasurer and Member of Council
  • Professor Andrew Linklater
    Andrew Linklater
    Andrew Linklater is a renowned international relations academic, and is the current Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University...

  • Sir Ronald Mason KCB FRSC FIMMM FLSW FRS – Member of Council
  • Professor John McWhirter
    John McWhirter (mathematician)
    John G. McWhirter FRS FREng FIMA FInstP FIEE FLSW is a British mathematician and engineer in the field of signal processing.John McWhirter graduated in mathematics from Queen's University Belfast in 1970, gaining a PhD there in 1973...

  • Professor Susan Mendus FLSW FBA - Member of Council
  • Professor Derec Llwyd Morgan
    Derec Llwyd Morgan
    Derec Llwyd Morgan is a Welsh academic who is a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.-Life:Morgan was educated at Amman Valley Grammar School, Carmarthenshire, Wales before studying at the University College of North Wales, Bangor for a Bachelor of Arts degree...

     DLitt FLSW - Member of Council
  • The Baron Morgan DLitt FRHistS FLSW FBA
  • Professor Prys Morgan
    Prys Morgan
    Prys Morgan FRHistS FSA FLSW is a Welsh historian.He was born in Cardiff, the son of academic T. J. Morgan. Like his brother, Rhodri Morgan, Prys Morgan was educated at Whitchurch Grammar School and St John's College, Oxford. He then joined the teaching staff of the University of Wales, Swansea,...

     FRHistS FSA FLSW – Member of Council
  • Professor Michael O’Hara FRSE FLSW FRS
  • Professor David Olive
    David Olive
    David Olive CBE FLSW FRS, is a British theoretical physicist. Olive made fundamental contributions to the string theory and duality theory. He was Professor of physics at Imperial College, London...

  • Professor John Wyn Owen CB FRGS FHSM FRSocMed FLSW - Member of Council
  • Professor Roger Owen FREng FLSW FRS
  • Professor John Pearce FLSW FRS
  • Sir Keith Peters
    Keith Peters (medicine)
    Sir David Keith Peters FRS FMedSci FRCP FRCPE FRCPath FLSW was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Cambridge from 1987 to 2005, where he was also head of the School of Clinical Medicine.- Career :...

  • Sir Dai Rees FRSC FRCPE FMedSci FIBiol FLSW FRS
  • Professor Keith Robbins
    Keith Robbins
    Professor Keith Gilbert Robbins DLitt FRSE FRHistS FLSW is a historian and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Lampeter. Robbins was educated at Bristol Grammar School, and Magdalen and St Antony’s Colleges, Oxford....

     DLitt FRSE FRHistS FLSW - Member of Council
  • Professor Charles Stirling FRSC FLSW FRS
  • Professor Dame Jean Thomas DBE CBE FMedSci FLSW FRS
  • Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas
    John Meurig Thomas
    Sir John Meurig Thomas FRS is a leading British chemist and educator primarily known for his work on heterogeneous catalysis, solid-state chemistry, and surface and materials science. He has authored over one thousand scientific articles and several books, including Principles and Practice of...

     DSc ScD FLSW FRS - Member of Council
  • Sir Keith Thomas
    Keith Thomas (historian)
    Sir Keith Vivian Thomas is a Welsh historian, best known as the author of Religion and the Decline of Magic and Man and the Natural World.-Biography:...

  • Professor M Wynn Thomas OBE FLSW FBA - Vice-President (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and Member of Council
  • Professor Steven Tipper AcSS FLSW FBA
  • Professor John Tucker
    John V. Tucker
    John Vivian Tucker is a British computer scientist and expert on computability theory, also known as recursion theory. Computability theory is about what can and cannot be computed by people and machines...

     FBCS FLSW - General Secretary and Member of Council
  • Professor Kenneth Walters DSc FLSW FRS
  • Professor Peter Wells CBE DSc FREng FMedSci FIET FInstP FLSW FRS
  • Professor Alasdair Whittle
    Alasdair Whittle
    Alasdair W. R. Whittle FLSW FBA is Distinguished Research Professor in Archaeology at Cardiff University, specialising in the Neolithic period.He is also a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.- Publications :...

  • Professor Sir Dillwyn Williams FMedSci FRCP FRCPath FLSW
  • Professor Robin Williams CBE FInstP FLSW FRS - Member of Council
  • The Most Revd and Rt Hon. Dr Rowan Williams
    Rowan Williams
    Rowan Douglas Williams FRSL, FBA, FLSW is an Anglican bishop, poet and theologian. He is the 104th and current Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury and Primate of All England, offices he has held since early 2003.Williams was previously Bishop of Monmouth and...

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