Resources

Stay updated on the latest knowledge and research with our resources hub, which is designed to help you learn about the world around you.

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.

  • Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Paisley weaver poet and songwriter Robert Tannahill and reevaluating his legacy and cultural impact.

  • Islands – future

    Watch Islands – future, a conference dedicated to exploring the future of Scotland’s islands.

  • A conference addressing critical issues of criminal justice in Scotland and the UK.

  • A joint event with the Scottish Government examines how evidence is used in the third sector to inform policy and practice development.

  • The RSE hosted a public panel discussion on assisted dying, incorporating views from speakers on both sides of the issue.

  •   Witness the meeting of two Scottish literary minds in this evening of discussion and reflection between Louise Welsh and Jenny Niven. Delve into Scotland’s rich literary world as two iconic women come together to share insights, anecdotes, and revelations about their creative journeys. They will explore the nuances of genre, the intricacies of the…

  • Join American philosopher, theologian, activist, and public intellectual Professor Cornel West for the RSE’s annual Gifford seminar.

  • By 2050, the world must feed two billion more people. At this annual joint lecture with SCRR, experts explore the key challenges.

  •   Navigating challenges and charting futures in Scotland’s libraries. The library sector in Scotland plays an essential role in improving literacy and attainment, providing access for all, increasing social inclusion and wellbeing, and reducing the digital divide. Our libraries of all kinds remain well-used and popular. As well as that, they are being asked to…

  • An evening of exploration of the central role that space plays in our everyday lives.

  • Explore the unique position, brilliant stories, and present realities of life in Scottish island communities in the second instalment of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Islands – past, present, and future event series.

  • Explore the unique position, brilliant stories, and present realities of life in Scottish island communities in the second instalment of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Islands – past, present, and future event series.

  • Like the pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis emerges as yet another pressing challenge disproportionately affecting women.

  • Scotland’s unique migration stance explored: watch fresh insights from surveys, comparative studies, and post-Brexit analysis.

  • Professor Carrie Jenkins explore the age-old question: what is love really? What if your happy ever after… isn’t?

  • In the realm of economic strategies and business support programs, there exists a quiet and often overlooked hero – the third sector.

  • Watch two luminaries of the literary world, Sir Ian Rankin interviewing Damian Barr in an insightful and thought-provoking conversation.

  • Human Rights in Law and Life: an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, discussing the nature of global human rights practice, focusing on the legal and lived experiences in different contexts.