The RSE organises around 55 events each year including public lectures, conferences and discussion forums that are aimed both at the general public and the specialist.

The RSE’s independence and the breadth of its Fellowship combine to enable leading specialists, researchers and the general public to engage in well-informed debates on topical issues concerning the well-being of Scotland.

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Wellcome West Room

Beat the January Blues

Now that the holidays are over, allow us to put a spring in your step... Join us this January for a glass of fizz (or something softer if you are abstaining this month!), plus a few nice nibbles and a tour of our elegant Venue.
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Policy Making in Uncertain Environments

Evidence-based medicine is one of the triumphs of recent decades that has saved innumerable lives and resulted in more cost-effective practice. Is this the right approach for other areas of policy?

Delivering the Nations Flagships

When HMS Queen Elizabeth enters Portsmouth harbour in 2017, she will be the largest war ship commissioned into the Royal Navy. With her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales, these two new Aircraft Carriers represent significant new naval and air military capability.

ITMAT in Edinburgh

For the first time, the Institute for Translational Medicine & Therapeutics meeting will be held in Europe at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Conference Centre. The theme of the meeting is ‘Big Data & the Development of New Medicines’.
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Living an Ethical Life

In the partnership event with the Royal Institute of Philosophy, one of the world's leading moral philosophers, Professor Singer will explore what it means to live ethically in the 21st Century.