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

Past events

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.
27 April 2021
Join the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, as he reflects on the Scottish Parliament’s formative years, the changing political landscape, and the challenges that lie ahead.
10 May 2021
How can we design an economic recovery package that helps us emerge from the global pandemic while also addressing the climate emergency?
28 June 2021
Social media has become hugely influential in today’s world. How can we ensure that people’s beliefs and decisions are based on facts rather than untruths?
27 May 2021
We invite our At Risk Academic Refugee members back to discuss the influence and effects of having been painted and their experience over the last year living through this pandemic.
13 April 2021
This hustings event will give the scientific community and members of the public the opportunity to quiz the political parties.
13 May 2021
How can technology work towards a just transition? A joint discussion with the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
28 June 2021
Discover the lesser-known aspects of Sir Walter Scott – details about his life, career and interests. Hosted by both the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (SoAoS).
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?