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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History and Forensics: Lord Lovat ‘The Old Fox’

The notorious 18th Century clan chief, a Jacobite sympathiser, was beheaded in London for supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie. However, for centuries, there has been debate as to whether his remains lie in the family’s mausoleum near Inverness. Scientists, led by Professor Dame Sue Black, have undertaken a careful examination of these remains and will reveal their findings at this event.
Dinosaur Skeleton

RSE@Inverness: Dino Digs & Monster Myths

Join us at the Inverness Town House for the RSE New Year Family Event. The theme of this year’s New Year Event is ‘Dino Digs and Monster Myths’ and will consider how myths, legends and scientific enquiry have combined to fascinate and inspire our ancient ancestors through to current generations.

Pharmacology Futures 2018

This rich history of Edinburgh Pharmacology is being celebrated with a meeting on Pharmacology’s Future, one that highlights the importance of pharmacology in scientific discovery, the creation of new medicines, and in understanding and minimising toxicity.

Is Cancer Genetic?

Every year, a third of a million people in the UK are told they have cancer. At one level, every cancer is genetic because genes controlling cell division fail - but is that the whole story?