The Cardiff Hub’s 30th anniversary reception, held on 14th January, featured a lively discussion on Plan S, an initiative for open-access science publishing. Plan S was launched in September 2018 by an international consortium of research funders, cOAlition S, supported by the ERC and launched by Science Europe.
Prof Ole Petersen, the Hub’s Academic Director, and Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair Young Academy of Europe (YAE), introduced the topic, followed by audience discussion.
On 14th January, the Cardiff Hub held its annual Steering Group meeting in the Glamorgan Building at Cardiff University.
Professor John Skehel MAE chaired the meeting which was attended by Professor Yves-Alain Barde MAE, Professor Theo D’Haen MAE, Professor Dianne Edwards MAE, Professor Genoveva Marti MAE, Professor Ole Petersen MAE and Professor John V. Tucker MAE. Assistant Professor Mangala Srivinas FYAE, Chair of the Young Academy of Europe, was invited as a guest.
Over 100 members of Academia Europaea travelled from far and wide to attend Academia Europaea’s 30th Annual Conference, Building Bridges, in Barcelona which took place on 29th November 2018. The event was held at the atmospheric Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC), home to the Barcelona Knowledge Hub.
Our 30th anniversary commemorative brochure is now available to download. Learn all about our fascinating history and how we have grown into the academy we are today. The brochure also includes a photo gallery of our anniversary celebrations at the Royal Society in September.
Juliet Davies asks Member of Academia Europaea, Professor Christopher Smith, to share his most noteworthy professional experiences, to explain how his research relates to modern society and to tell us more about Sovereignty: a global perspective which is taking place in April 2019.
On 6th November, the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub hosted an Asthma UK meeting, Curing and Preventing asthma; where do we go next? The meeting, held at the Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, was chaired by Academia Europaea member and Founder Chair of the Clinical & Veterinary Section of Academia Europaea, Professor Stephen Holgate CBE MAE.
As the second in our series of interviews with Members of Academia Europaea, Juliet Davies asks Professor John Tucker to share his professional highlights and what being an Member of Academia Europaea means to him.