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Past events

30 November 2022
Professor Samuel Moyn delivers the RSE MacCormick lecture from a US perspective on how the war in Ukraine transformed public perception and mounted pressure to contain great power.
08 November 2022
Join this panel discussion to reflect on the challenges of Scottish devolution and the relationship with the rest of the UK.
24 October 2022
Professor Anneke Lucassen, University of Oxford, will highlight the hopes as well as the hype around cancer genetics.
11 October 2022
Discussing the role of arts and humanities in the implementation of the joint Scottish-Irish bilateral review.
05 October 2022
One of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs, Chris van der Kuyl CBE, FRSE, will explore the trends and impacts of current global affairs on the industry.
09 November 2022
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert delivers the RSE President’s event on the incredible work undertaken to create a Covid-19 vaccine.
01 August 2022
Calling all curious minds! You are invited to Curious, the RSE’s summer events programme, running from 01-14 August.
28 June 2022
The RSE MacCormick European Lecture will be delivered by Ambassador to the UK, João Vale de Almeida, on the role of the EU in a changing world.
15 June 2022
A discussion assessing the experience of tackling inequalities at new spatial levels, putting Scotland into a comparative perspective and asking what can be learnt.
23 May 2022
Listen to established and earlier career researchers debate and give their views. And have YOUR say as to how rural can shine a light on the possibilities and opportunities for addressing the “grand challenges” and “wicked problems” of our and future generations.
11 May 2022
Gifford Seminar in association with Professor Susan Neiman’s Gifford Lectureship Series at the University of Edinburgh entitled ‘Heroism for a Time of Victims’.
13 April 2022
A lecture by 2021 Chemistry Nobel laureate David MacMillan CorrFRSE on the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.