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Launch of Series Report

Front cover of Series Report

A series of eleven events, running since March 2013, to Enlighten the Constitutional Debate culminates in the launch of the series report on Tuesday 8 April 2014. This new book offers a comprehensive and factual view from some of the UK's leading academics on the Scottish independence debate

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Next Events

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"There and back...and there again" Translational/Reverse Translational Medicine

"There and back...and there again" Translational/Reverse Translational Medicine

28 Apr 2014

Professor Chris Haslett, OBE, BSc, MBChB, FRCP, FMedSci, FRSE, Sir John Crofton Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Director of the Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh will deliver the RSE/Sir James Black Prize Lecture (2013)

The Cultures of Apes and other Animals

The Cultures of Apes and other Animals

19 May 2014

This RSE/Sir James Black Prize Lecture (2013) highlights recent discoveries in primates and other species, revealing animal culture as a "second inheritance system" in biology that complements the better known results of genetic inheritance.

News

RSE Digital Participation Inquiry Report to launch 30 April

The Final Report of the RSE's major Inquiry into spreading the benefits of digital participation will be launched on 30 April 2014 at an event at the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh.

Young Academy of Scotland Applications now open

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) is now recruiting for new members.

National Academies launch landmark book on the future of Scotland and the UK

The Royal Society of Edinburgh and the British Academy have collaborated to produce a new book which offers the most comprehensive and factual views of some of the UK's leading academics on the Scottish independence debate.