Professor Marcela Votruba has been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales
27 April 2017
The School of Optometry and Vision Sciences are pleased to announce that our Head of School, Professor Marcela Votruba has been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.
The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is an independent, all-Wales, self-governing, pan-discipline educational charity.
Wales’s first national academy of science and letters, the Society was established in 2010, and draws upon the considerable strengths of over 400 distinguished Fellows based in Wales, the UK and beyond. The society provides public benefit including expert scholarly advice on a variety of public policy issues related to science, engineering, medicine, arts, humanities and social sciences.
The Society aims to develop itself as a ‘sustainable organisation that is fit for purpose and acknowledged both as the recognised representative of the world of Welsh learning internationally and as a source of authoritative, scholarly and critical comment and advice on policy issues affecting Wales’.
The Society’s mission is to:
Celebrate, recognise, preserve, protect and encourage excellence in all scholarly disciplines, and in the professions, industry and commerce, the arts and public service.
Promote the advancement of learning and scholarship and the dissemination and application of the results of academic enquiry and research.
Act as an independent source of expert scholarly advice and comment on matters affecting the research , scholarship and well-being of Wales and its people, and to advance public discussion and interaction on matters of national and international importance.