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These resources are from RSE Fellows, members of the Young Academy of Scotland, RSE research awardees, and medallists. These resources do not necessarily reflect the views of the RSE but are an opportunity for those in the RSE community to share their expertise and updates in their work.

  • ReSourcE Spring 2018

    Featured in this first issue of our newsletter in 2018 is news of the Triennial Dinner held in January 2018, in honour of our outgoing President, Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE; the Guest of Honour at the Dinner was Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, an Honorary Fellow of the RSE.

  • ReSourcE Winter 2017

    This issue highlights the RSE Enterprise Fellowships, the Science and the Parliament and the RSE @Inverness programme.

  • ReSourcE Autumn 2017

    The Autumn issue features the challenges and opportunities of Brexit and the RSE’s visit to China. It also announces a £52k legacy received, a special portrait of RSE ‘grandfather’ Colin Maclaurin and announces a 2018 Pharmacology celebratory event.

  • Scotland’s biodiversity science: uniquely special and leading edge

  • ReSourcE Summer 2017

    The highlight in our Summer issue is news of the visit by our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen to present the RSE Royal Medals for 2017.

  • The Cosmic Detectives

    How scientists in Scotland helped discover gravitational waves

  • ReSourcE Spring 2017

    Our first newsletter for 2017 contains a full list of this year’s new Fellows, which includes His Royal Highness Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, and violinist, Nicola Benedetti.

  • ReSourcE Winter 2016

    The Winter 2016 edition of ReSourcE contains the usual roundup of our activities, plus features on the RSE Christmas Event 2016 at Dynamic Earth with Helen Sharman; a Young Academy of Scotland project on the movement of people fleeing war, persecution, famine and other dangers; a feature on Diamond Light Source, the UK’s synchrotron; and…

  • ReSourcE Autumn 2016

    This edition of ReSourcE features articles on how the detection of gravitational waves has helped in the development of the growth of 3D bones; a new funder for RSE Enterprise Fellowships; RSE comments on the implications and opportunities of Brexit and the Scottish Government’s delivery plan for Education. Also included are pieces on the growing…

  • ReSourcE Summer 2016

    Highlights in the Summer 2016 edition of ReSourcE include: news of the Facebook purchase of company set up by former RSE Enterprise Fellow; appointment of RSE Fellow as new Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland; third event in a trilogy of discussion forums on biodiversity; RSE President’s portrait unveiled; plus updates on RSE publications, events, policy…

  • Here in the UK, we have some of the world’s top universities. Alongside the US, our leading institutions dominate all the league tables for high-quality research; but unlike the US, our economy doesn’t rate particularly well in applying this innovative research and development (R&D) to industrial applications – and in the process creating wider economic…

  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh launched the Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) in November 2011, to bring together the country’s most dynamic young leaders. It is the only Young Academy in the UK and is based on a model developed by the national academies in Germany and Holland. Although it has become part of a…

  • ReSourcE Spring 2016

    The Spring 2016 edition of ReSourcE contains a roundup of activities, plus features on: the Crawick Multiverse; RSE Enterprise Fellowships; the Glasgow Science Festival; the new Young People’s YouTube channel, Quiz-a-Whiz; the Enlightening the European Debate series; and the recent DHI/Young Academy series on the Politicians and the Professionals. Read ReSourcE Spring 2016 (2MB, PDF)

  • ReSourcE Winter 2015

    Highlights in the Winter 2015 edition of ReSourcE include: details of three exciting events that ran in November; our Christmas lecture in Dundee Caird Hall with stampylongnose; news about Science and the Parliament; RSE comments on the BBC Charter Review and GM Crops; latest news of Fellows in action and Fellows honoured; details of recent…

  • ReSourcE Autumn 2015

    The Autumn 2015 edition of ReSourcE includes: a full list of this year’s Research & Enterprise Awardees; an interview with Professor Sue Black OBE FRSE about her work in forensics; details of RSE working groups’ findings on Entrepreneurial Education in Scotland and Options for Scotland’s Gas Future; news of an RSE visit to China; and…

  • ReSourcE Summer 2015

    The Summer 2015 issue of ReSourcE features: the visit of Professor Bai Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, to be admitted as an Honorary Fellow of the RSE; the meeting of Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, with Professor Bai and Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell; information about the RSE’s response to the Nurse Review…

  • The revolution wrought by computers hasn’t been and gone – it’s only just started. Our interactions with computers every day, from the railway station ticket machine to the smartphones in our pockets, have made us blasé about their role at the centre of our society and economy. But new generations of computers are opening up…

  • ReSourcE Winter 2014

    This issue of ReSourcE features articles on changes in the membership of Council and the announcement of the 45th President of the RSE: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell; the Young Academy of Scotland’s event, Arts and Humanities at the Parliament; an account of RSE events: Connecting Scotland’s Entrepreneurial Network, Science and the Parliament, MacCormick European Lecture…