RSE events include 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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The Future of Foreign Policy

Seasoned diplomats say that they have never known so many issues that need to be addressed. As Britain moves from the formal structures of Europe to the more informal this is an opportunity to reflect on the future of foreign policy and how best to address the issues that most concern us – climate change, pandemic, nuclear proliferation and war.

Bringing Space Down to Earth

This event will discuss the broad range of ways in which space technology is used and how Scotland is helping lead the way in developing the space technologies of the future.