View our recent past events below, for details and media of our older events, visit our Resources archive.

Past events

24 April 2021
A free online discussion raising the issues of how science works; how data, evidence and science are communicated; and how the media decide what to cover.
13 April 2021
This hustings event will give the scientific community and members of the public the opportunity to quiz the political parties.
24 March 2021
Have you ever wondered about the exciting innovations coming out of the UK’s higher education sector?
11 March 2021
Are you a college or university student in Scotland and want to talk about your educational experience so far and what you hope to do next?
17 December 2020
Join us as we gather experts to reflect on their roles in helping the public understand and tackle coronavirus this year.
11 December 2020
Join us as Kirsty Wark and Janey Godley explore the challenge of communicating ‘the science’ and public health advice during 2020
30 November 2020
The RSE’s Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission wants to examine the role of public debate and participation during the pandemic.
26 November 2020
The Royal Society of Edinburgh and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh explore the current plant extinction crisis.
16 November 2020
Professor Dale Jamieson discusses the significance of how two of the most important risks of climate change are misunderstood.
11 November 2020
Join us online and see for yourself what life is like for small island communities, for a lively conversation and Q&A. This event is suitable for adults and interested young adults.
26 October 2020
An in-depth discussion to raise awareness of Scotland’s refugee and displaced migrant communities, and the impact of COVID-19
21 October 2020
Human mobility remains a major issue for societies and academia, in particular with respect to forced migration and labour mobility.