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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Regional Migration: A Solution for Scotland?

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, a substantial redesign of the immigration system is on the cards. This event, in partnership with IPPR, will explore the UK's options and potential solutions through presentations and discussions with migration and political experts.

EU Cooperation and Innovation – Delivering Value from our European Partnerships

Recognising the value that European regional collaboration has brought to Scotland and partners across the EU – be it on regional policy and Structural Funds; rural development; Smart Specialisation or research and innovation – this event will provide an opportunity for Scottish stakeholders to discuss the future development of European policy and instruments for collaboration and innovation, as well as the opportunities for our continued engagement.
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RSE@Inverness Launch: ‘Ask the Expert’ Family Event

Join us for the launch of RSE@Inverness where RSE Fellows and other experts will be hosting interactive displays, activities, Q&A sessions and short talks on topics such as marine science, health and wellbeing, geology, earth sciences, space science, astrophysics, chemistry, language and storytelling.
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The Future of EU Research and Innovation

With the discussions on the design of the next framework programme underway, we find ourselves at a critical stage for research and innovation in Europe. In this lecture, European Commissioner for Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas, will offer his perspective on the future of research and innovation in Europe.

Battling Killer Fungi

Fungi cause more than a billion skin infections, more than 100 million mucosal infections, 10 million serious allergies and more than a million deaths each year. This lecture will look at research to address the threat on how fungi causes diseases to design novel fungal diagnostics, and new antifungal treatments.
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RSE@Inverness: ‘Finishing Unfinished Business’

Former Commonwealth cyclist, Roddy Riddle, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 40. Although he describes the initial diagnosis as ‘gut-wrenching’, through determination he has continued his active lifestyle. Join us at UHI’s Centre for Health Science to hear Roddy’s story.
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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.