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The 'Special Relationship' between the UK and the US - past, present and future

The 'Special Relationship' between the UK and the US - past, present and future

31 August 2016, Dalhousie Building - Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN, 6pm-7pm

Following its first use by Sir Winston Churchill in his famous 1946 speech, the phrase 'Special Relationship' is used to describe the exceptionally close political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, military and historical relations between the United Kingdom and the United States.

In this exciting talk, a very special guest will discuss the relationship between the two nations through the years and looking ahead to the future.

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Minding Scotland's Money: Economic Governance for an Increasingly Devolved Scotland. What Checks? What Balances?

Minding Scotland's Money: Economic Governance for an Increasingly Devolved Scotland. What Checks? What Balances?

12 September 2016, 10.30-3.30pm, Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD

With the Scottish Government soon to assume extensive new responsibilities for raising revenue and spending it, some of Scotland's leading economists, policy makers and political scientists will come together in September to examine how decisions should be made and scrutinised.

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Is Cancer Screening Good For Your Health?

Is Cancer Screening Good For Your Health?

12 September 2016, 6pm, Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Julietta Patnick CBE, will discuss Cancer Screening within a UK perspective. Millions of people are offered and accept screening each year. There is no doubt that thousands of lives are saved, but at what cost? Are cancers being treated that could safely be left alone or would reducing screening mean avoidable deaths occurring?

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Facing Beethoven: Literature, Sculpture, and Identity

Facing Beethoven: Literature, Sculpture, and Identity

19 September 2016, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 6pm

Dr Nathan Waddell will explore how Beethoven's image, in the forms of life and death masks and portrait busts and statues, has been used by H. G. Wells, Wyndham Lewis, Dorothy Richardson, and Stephen Spender, among others, to ask questions about identity, art's roles in everyday life, and the explanatory force of legend.

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Franco-Scottish Seminar 2016: Linear Algebra and Parallel Computing at the Heart of Scientific Computing

Franco-Scottish Seminar 2016: Linear Algebra and Parallel Computing at the Heart of Scientific Computing

21 September 2016, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 9am-5.30pm

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is holding an important seminar in conjunction with the French Embassy in London, on the topic of 'Linear Algebra and Parallel Computing at the Heart of Scientific Computing'.

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Inequality: Good for the Rich, Bad for the Economy?

Inequality: Good for the Rich, Bad for the Economy?

4 October 2016, 6pm, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

What impact does inequality have upon a nation's economic prosperity? Do big disparities in wealth and income signal a strong and healthy economy and society, or do they, in fact, hinder economic growth and sustainability?

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RSE @ The Holywood Trust - RSE Public Engagement Prize Lecture

RSE @ The Holywood Trust - RSE Public Engagement Prize Lecture

14 November 2016, 7pm, Dumfries High School, Bane Loaning, Marchmount, Dumfries, DG1 1PX

Professor Iain Stewart FRSE will deliver the RSE Senior Public Engagement Prize Lecture as part of the RSE @ The Holywood Trust Outreach Programme in Dumfries & Galloway.

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The Common Pursuit of True Judgment

The Common Pursuit of True Judgment

17 November 2016, 6pm, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

This is a joint annual lecture with the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Speaker: Professor Simon Blackburn, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina.

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SUPA Cormack Astronomy Meeting 2016

28 November 2016, Royal Society of Edinburgh

Bringing together astronomers from throughout Scotland.

This full-day meeting (09:30-17:15) is particularly relevant to research students and staff working in Scottish universitiesand gives the opportunity for them to meet, discuss research and hear about new developments in the field. Coffee and lunch are included.

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Building Stars, Planets and the Ingredients for Life in Space-Sweet Results from ALMA

Building Stars, Planets and the Ingredients for Life in Space-Sweet Results from ALMA

28 November 2016, 6pm, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

One of the most exciting developments in astronomy is the discovery of thousands of planets around stars other than our Sun. But how do these exo-planets form, and why are they so different from those in our own solar system?

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MacCormick European Lecture 2016

MacCormick European Lecture 2016

1 December 2016, 6pm, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO, will explore the topic of cultural cleansing - the imperative of protecting cultural heritage and diversity.

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Direct Carbon Fuel Cells, a highly efficient means of converting carbon into electricity

Direct Carbon Fuel Cells, a highly efficient means of converting carbon into electricity

12 December 2016, 6pm, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Speaker - Dr Cairong Jiang, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews is the winner of the RSE/BP Hutton Prize in Energy Innovation 2015.

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