Grants awarded: Capital Awards for Learned Societies

Project summaries of Wellcome grants awarded under the scheme ‘Capital Awards for Learned Societies’. The Capital Awards for Learned Societies have been replaced by the Public Engagement Fund.

Academy of Medical Sciences


Funded in 2008

The Academy of Medical Sciences purchased new premises in London to create an independent, professional headquarters. The Academy will now be able to provide a medical science hub that will be a venue for all their activities and a permanent location for their Fellows to meet. The Trust has supported the refurbishment of the new premises.

Royal Society


Funded in 2008

Wellcome supported the renovation of the Wellcome Trust Lecture Theatre at the Royal Society in London. The work included the installation of a new stage and screen backdrop as well as improvements to the lighting and sound equipment within the room.

Royal Society


Funded in 2006

Wellcome supported the purchase and digitisation of the Hooke papers by the Royal Society in London.