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  • The RSE, Scotland’s National Academy, presents Colours of Art & Science, a family day at Eden Court filled with inspiring workshops, talks and interactive displays for people of all ages to enjoy for free. Taking place on 16 March at Bishop’s Palace in Eden Court, Colours of Art & Science is a family-friendly event bringing…

  • The RSE has announced its 61 newly elected 2019 Fellows, comprising leading thinkers and experts from Scotland.

  • Art UK Sculpture Project

    Along with a number of other partners and collaborators, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has contributed a range of sculptures to the Art UK Sculpture Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The images and their digital records represent the largest sculpture project delivered in the UK. Many of the sculptures in this…

  • A new report launched today (February 28th) champions the opportunities Scotland’s people and businesses have to harness the potential provided by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and data. Following their influential report, Automatic…For the people? published early in 2018, SCDI, BT, ScotlandIS, and RSE, have again joined forces in Building a World-Leading AI and Data Strategy…

  • “There is no doubt that the Lessells Travel Scholarship constitutes enormous support for my career and I will continue to reap the benefits from it in the years to come.” Simon Santamaria is a PhD student in Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Simon’s research focuses on solid fuels and he was awarded…

  • The RSE has responded to the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) independent call for evidence on research pooling. The response noted that since the creation of the pools in 2003 there has been improvements in the Research Excellence Framework ranking of Scottish universities, bibliometric data, the success of securing external funding, and the development of graduate…

  • “In addition to the research and technical experience gained from my time at Lehigh, the scholarship has acted as a catalyst on my CV; allowing me to generate further funding and employment opportunities.”   Rhiannon Grant is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Rhiannon received a JM Lessells Travel Scholarship in June 2017…

  • The RSE has responded to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s Inquiry in to the implications of a ‘no deal’ Brexit for science and innovation. The RSE has been clear that securing direct and full participation in Horizon 2020 and its successor, Horizon Europe, should be a priority. The greatest risk, arguably, of…

  • “The RSE Enterprise Fellowship is world class! This is the best programme any entrepreneur could be part of as you receive excellent training, mentoring, salary and business funding.” Michael Harkins | Founder and CEO | Turtle Pack Applications are now being accepted for the RSE Enterprise Fellowship Programme, with the deadline for this round being…

  • Sir Michael Atiyah

    Sir Michael Atiyah OM HonFRSE, FRS, HonFREng, HonFmedSci, HonFFA, HonFLSW and past President of the RSE, passed away on 11th January 2019.

  • “I am grateful for this amazing and fundamental educational experience, which I think every PhD student should experience during their studies” Xi King is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow. Xi was awarded a JM Lessells Travel Scholarship in June 2017 which enabled her to travel to carry out a…

  • The RSE has responded to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee inquiry into Scottish National Standardised Assessments in schools. These are assessments in literacy and numeracy. They are completed by children in primary years 1, 4 and 7 and third year of secondary school. The RSE response focuses on the purpose of standardised assessments,…

  • The RSE offers its congratulations to the following Fellows who were recognised in the Queen’s 2019 New Year Honours: Knighthood Professor Michael Anthony John FERGUSON CBE FRS Regius Professor of Life Sciences and Academic Lead for Research Strategy, University of Dundee. For services to Science. Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire Jayne-Anne…

  • The Learned Societies’ Group on STEM Education (LSG), hosted by the RSE, has responded to the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) proposals for revising the entry requirements for those entering initial teacher education in Scotland. Despite a range of sources having reported on primary teachers as lacking confidence in teaching science, there is currently…

  • An in-depth look into interdisciplinary learning and its benefits.

  • A statement of intent for the adoption and implementation of interdisciplinary learning as a key feature of Scottish education.

  • Sixty exceptional academics, professionals and royalty have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2017.

  • Scotland’s tertiary education sector must adapt to better meet the needs of learners and society at large, according to a new report.