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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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What good is a Chief Scientific Adviser?

What good is a Chief Scientific Adviser?

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

The role of Chief Scientific Adviser is one that exists in different forms for governments internationally. This talk will give a perspective on aspects of the Chief Scientific Adviser role - and what use governments and societies can expect from it.

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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 MBE 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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