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Past events

06 December 2021
Heather Douglas lays out norms for scientific inquiry that make it distinct in practice from politics in an online lecture
02 December 2021
What currency might be used in an independent Scotland?
02 December 2021
An artistic exploration of ways to communicate and connect around climate change.
18 November 2021
This interactive panel event will examine how climate action is understood and delivered on an individual level.
27 October 2021
In 2011, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) undertook a comprehensive and influential inquiry on climate change and the barriers
28 October 2021
A two-day symposium discussing how climate change impacts human rights and what measures are needed to strengthen the rights of those affected.
10 November 2021
A two-day conference to coincide with COP26, addressing scientific and policy-facing issues of blue carbon developments in the Global Climate Emergency.
22 October 2021
Join Greyfriars Kirk, the RSE and other guests for a weekend of events that celebrate what happens when people seek knowledge and truth together.
06 October 2021
Join the RSE and the Scottish Centre of the Royal Meteorological Society for an online conference on the science and impact of climate change.
09 August 2021
All eyes are on Scotland’s leading thinkers, from 09-27 August, in this thought-provoking series of free online talks and intimate conversations.
29 May 2019
An opportunity to explore questions relating to the larger themes of Dame Mary’s Gifford Lectures on ‘The Ancient World and Us: from fear and loathing to enlightenment and ethics’.
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.