The RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) was launched on 29th November 2011.
YAS brings together some of the most able and innovative young academics, entrepreneurs, artists and professionals in Scotland, with the aim of harnessing their creativity to develop a coherent and influential voice on behalf of the most talented people of their generation. YAS members are encouraged to work across disciplines to consider many of the most challenging issues facing society either domestically or globally, in fields as diverse as climate change, the economy, ethics or the arts.
The launch event (images above) was chaired by the journalist Kenneth Roy and also involved prominent speakers from a range of backgrounds, such as Shami Chakrabarti (Director of Liberty), Professor Anne Glover (Chief Scientific Adviser to the Scottish Government), Professor Steve Jones (geneticist at University College London), and Dr Martin Parker (composer).
The Young Academy of Scotland organises a variety of meetings, workshops and events for members and for the public. Visit the website for more information.