Enlightening the Constitutional Debate
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21 May 2013
In the eyes of central government, both Scottish and British, the Lochaber district was regarded as the epicentre of Highland disorder and disloyalty from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Allan I MacInnes, Professor of Early Modern History, University of Strathclyde asks how justified was this reputation?
23 May 2013
The character and distribution of the languages of present-day Britain derive from their complex histories. Professor Jeremy Smith will explore how present-day speech and writing can be used to find out how people spoke in the past, and an attempt will be made, using evidence such as place-names, to link language development to geography as well as history.
The RSE Education Committee and the Learned Societies Group on Scottish Science Education have responded to the GTCS proposals for teacher education entry requirements.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh would like to congratulate our Fellows who have been recognised by the Royal Society for their achievements in their field of research.
The RSE has prepared a briefing paper to inform a Scottish Parliamentary debate on energy policy.