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BBSRC Chief Executive elected as Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

26 April 2012

BBSRC Chief Executive Douglas Kell has been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

The criteria for election to the Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales are based on the standards of excellence and achievement in academia and on distinguished contributions to the world of learning that are used by other learned societies operating in other areas.

Fellows represent a broad range of academic disciplines. Most are based in Welsh universities but a number are based in other parts of the United Kingdom or overseas.

Election to Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales is via nomination by existing Fellows. It is open to men and women of all ages and from all ethnic groups:

  • who have a demonstrable record of excellence and achievement in any of the academic disciplines or
  • who, being members of the professions, the arts, industry, commerce or public service, have made a distinguished contribution to the world of learning; and
  • who are resident in Wales, or who are persons of Welsh birth but are resident elsewhere, or who otherwise have a particular connection with Wales.

The 2012 Election is the second in a rolling process towards the building of a strong, representative Fellowship. The Society's continuing focus on excellence and achievement will ensure that the Society's Fellowship will represent the very best of which Wales is capable in the major academic disciplines.


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