Launch of Series Report
A series of eleven events, running since March 2013, to Enlighten the Constitutional Debate culminates in the launch of the series report on Tuesday 8 April 2014. This new book offers a comprehensive and factual view from some of the UK's leading academics on the Scottish independence debate
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28 Apr 2014
Professor Chris Haslett, OBE, BSc, MBChB, FRCP, FMedSci, FRSE, Sir John Crofton Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Director of the Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh will deliver the RSE/Sir James Black Prize Lecture (2013)
19 May 2014
This RSE/Sir James Black Prize Lecture (2013) highlights recent discoveries in primates and other species, revealing animal culture as a "second inheritance system" in biology that complements the better known results of genetic inheritance.
Due to an overwhelming demand which has surpassed all expectations, the RSE and British Academy landmark book on the Scottish independence debate has entered its second print run, only one week after being launched.
The Final Report of the RSE's major Inquiry into spreading the benefits of digital participation will be launched on 30 April 2014 at an event at the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh.
The RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) is now recruiting for new members.