The Royal Society of Edinburgh
Knowledge made useful

The RSE, Scotland’s National Academy, contributes to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland through the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.

Established in 1783

The RSE draws upon the considerable strengths of and varied expertise of our Fellows.

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We support world-class research to enhance capacity and realise benefit for Scotland and its people.


Fellows of the RSE are an essential part of the organisation, and crucial to our work.

Wellcome East Room

Venue Hire

Combining elegance and modern equipment, our rooms offer the perfect location for any event.


We host an events programme which covers a wide range of topics across the full academic spectrum.

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