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As Scotland’s National Academy, we use the combined knowledge of our 1,800-strong Fellowship to provide independent expert advice to policymakers and inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers.

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The RSE has revised its medals to better reflect the important and often overlooked input of women to the sciences, arts, and letters in Scotland
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Latest opinion pieces and analysis

Scotland is on the cliff-edge of a cultural recession, argues Wasps Chair Karen Anderson.
Sustaining Scotland’s emerging cultural cinema come sharply into focus, revealing an intricate dance between education and industry demands.
Jude Barber advocates for an intersectional feminist approach when it comes to designing and building healthy, sustainable communities.
Leonie Bell declares the V&A Dundee a beacon for cultural growth in Dundee and a global voice for design and culture.
Richard Simpson sheds light on the disparity between political praise and the actual power dynamics at play, where statutory funders often wield unequal influence.
Sean McNamara advocates for the support of libraries, stressing their integral role in democracy, equality, and intellectual freedom.