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Past events

11 May 2024
Join us at V&A Dundee to explore Scotland’s design heritage and discover the human stories woven into the Scottish design landscape.
15 May 2024
Join American philosopher, theologian, activist, and public intellectual Professor Cornel West for the RSE’s annual Gifford seminar.
17 May 2024
Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Paisley weaver poet and songwriter Robert Tannahill and re-evaluating his legacy and cultural impact.
20 May 2024
Witness the meeting of two Scottish literary minds in this evening of discussion and reflection between Louise Welsh and Jenny Niven.
21 May 2024
The RSE hosts a public panel discussion on assisted dying, incorporating views from speakers on both sides of the issue.
29 February 2024
Scotland’s unique migration stance explored: fresh insights from surveys, comparative studies, and post-Brexit analysis.
08 March 2024
The cost-of-living crisis continues to control our finances, yet the impact is not felt equally. We bring a panel of experts to discuss.
15 December 2023
Join us as we bring together two luminaries of the literary world for an insightful and thought-provoking conversation.
13 December 2023
In the realm of economic strategies and business support programs, there exists a quiet and often overlooked hero – the third sector.
07 December 2023
Join us to discuss the nature of human rights practice globally, with a focus on the legal and lived experiences in different contexts.
11 April 2024
Crafting change: understanding the radical threads of women’s creative industries at Glasgow Women’s Library.
07 May 2024
By 2050, the world must feed two billion more people. So how will we achieve this in our changing times and do we need to rethink?