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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.

  • Over the course of this century, cancer will become the leading cause of premature death. So how do we achieve a world where fewer people develop cancer?

  • How to think like Adam Smith? In Smith’s tercentenary year, Professor Adam Dixon takes on this question.

  • The EU faces multiple challenges, both internally and externally, so what does its future hold and is it still the right answer after the watershed?

  • Around 1 in every 375 adults live with Parkinson’s disease in Scotland. We discuss the latest research taking place in Dundee.

  • There are no easy solutions to removing carbon from aviation. Explore the challenges and opportunities involved with Professor Andrew Rae.

  • The future of the seabed

    Is the seabed a realm of mystery or a part of our world? Surface the legal, ecological and heritage issues relating to the seabed.

  • Women in science

    Join us for a triumphant showcase of the women who broke down barriers and changed the face of STEM in Scotland.

  • Digging up our Norse past

    The Norse are woven right through the tapestry (or tartan!) of Scottish history and culture. But why do we not know more about them?

  • This panel brings together innovators and experts from across the country to dive under the surface of Scotland’s space industry.

  • Barley: more than just a crop?

    Our panel explore how science is working towards creating better barley to meet the challenges of food security and environmental change.

  • Brining together curators and museum researchers to discuss what it means for academic institutions to be accountable to colonial legacies.

  • Does comparing monolinguals and bilinguals really matter? Professor Antonella Sorace explores this and more in this thought-provoking talk.

  • Witches of Scotland

    Between 1563 and 1736 up to 5,000 people are estimated to have been accused of witchcraft. But who are the witches of Scotland and why do their stories matter?

  • A small observatory in St Andrews has stood unused for many years, but the building is now being brought to life through an art installation.

  • Surfacing diasporas

    Join our international panel to explore the rich experiences of diaspora communities and the profound impact of migration on our collective journey.

  • In Scotland, it has been said that we are at the start of a hydro-pumped storage renaissance. Could we take this opportunity to become a green energy storage superpower?

  • The secret world of data

    Data is all around us. How our data is used, by whom and for whose benefit is a major topic of discussion. So, what is really being done with it? Who can use it and why? And how can it help people?

  • Professor David Breeze will talk about conservation efforts around the Antonine Wall and how it became a World Heritage Site.