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.
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.More Info
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?More Info
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.More Info
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'.More Info
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?More Info
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.More Info
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.
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.
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?More Info
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.More Info
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.