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Past events

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.
02 November 2023
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?
17 November 2023
Join us as we bring together two luminaries of the literary world for an insightful and thought-provoking conversation.
29 November 2023
How to think like Adam Smith? In Smith’s tercentenary year, Professor Adam Dixon takes on this question.
01 December 2023
Over the course of this century, cancer will become the leading cause of premature death worldwide. So how is the International Agency for Research on Cancer working towards “a world where fewer people develop cancer?”
03 October 2023
How did the EU respond to Brexit and how has Brexit shaped today’s EU? This event brings together renowned observers to discuss these issues.
21 September 2023
This two day conference with the Botanical Society of Scotland of Scotland will present research on the topic of urban floras and biodiversity.
21 September 2023
The story of the University of Dundee’s Botanic Garden is one of transformation across time and function. Take a look at its 50 year history.
28 September 2023
Join us to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Johnson and Boswell’s iconic tour of Scotland in this evening of performance and discussion.
05 October 2023
The healthcare system in Scotland, as in all parts of the UK, is facing major challenges. So how can data and technology help.
04 September 2023
Get under the surface with Scotland’s leading experts! The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s flagship series, Curious, is back from 04-17 September.
08 August 2023
Sir Paul Nurse delivers an RSE signature event considering the question ‘What is life?’ by discussing five great ideas of biology.