Prof Keshav Singhal MBE, Chair of Bapio Wales and a University of South Wales (USW) academic is among the new entrants to the Learned Society of Wales’ Fellowship.
He joins 41 other new Fellows, all of whom share a link with Wales, its universities or intellectual life, and are drawn from all specialisms.
Prof Singhal said: “I am really excited and honoured to be elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. It has carved a special name as the premier society promoting learning and fellowship in Wales and it is a real privilege to be elected by my peers to join this august society.
“Being a Visiting Professor at USW has been part of the journey culminating in my election to the Learned Society. We have collaborated with USW in many ways, setting up international collaborations and research projects with Indian universities, and have also organised conferences and workshops jointly through BAPIO (Wales), which I chair.
The Society’s President, Sir Emyr Jones Parry said of the new intake: “I am delighted to see the election of 43 new Fellows, showing again the talent connected with Wales, which will reinforce the work of the Society, recognising excellence, promoting research and putting our expertise at the disposal of the nation.”
Election to the Fellowship is public recognition of excellence and takes place following a rigorous examination of each nominee’s achievements in their relevant field.
The Society’s Fellowship now numbers 562. Their combined expertise allows the Society to strengthen its contribution to Welsh public life, through its contributions to government policy development, public lectures and seminars and its expanding Wales Studies programme.
The new Fellows will be formally admitted at the Society’s AGM which will be held, remotely this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions, on 20th May.