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Mitochondria and Us

This online event highlights Global Mitochondrial Awareness Week 2020, sharing recent advances in mitochondria research.

Curious

Curious returns this August with extraordinary people talking about big ideas to inspire each other and you as we question the curious world around us. Take part in a series of free online talks, intimate group discussions and workshops with some of Scotland’s leading thinkers and practitioners on a range of themes to do with our health and wellbeing, the planet and invention and innovation throughout August.
Throwback Thursday. An online discussion on sustainability in civil engineering with Professor Niamh Nic Daeid

Stepping into a Virtual Reality Crime Scene

The third discussion in our Throwback Thursday series is led by Professor Niamh Nic Daéid, Professor of Forensic Science, University of Dundee and Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, who will reflect on her inspirational talk from the RSE’s Women in Science series - an exhibition highlighting some of the most talented leaders, thinkers and practitioners working in Scotland. Part of Niamh’s research is in the application of virtual reality in crime scene, allowing expertise to be brought into the crime scene remotely.

Technology’s Moral Debt in the COVID-19 Era: How Borrowing Against Public Trust Cost Us Public Health

In 2020 a global crisis, embodied in a tiny snippet of RNA, arrived on humanity’s doorstep. It required urgent, evidence-driven, well-coordinated, and cooperative social action on an unprecedented scale. It also required the decisive application of our best science and technology for pandemic control. Many of the most scientifically and technically advanced countries were not up to the task. Why?
Throwback Thursday. An online discussion on sustainability in civil engineering with Professor Becky Lunn

Public Scrutiny: The importance of Scientific Outreach

The second discussion in our Throwback Thursday series is led by Dr Senga Robertson-Albertyn, Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Dundee, who will reflect on being awarded the prestigious RSE Innovators Prize for Public Engagement in recognition of her contribution to communicating science in a fun and interactive way – at the RSE’s Winter Lecture at Wallace High School for an audience of S3 pupils where Dr Roberton-Albertyn discussed what motivated her to become a scientist and the importance of scientific outreach work.
Throwback Thursday. An online discussion on sustainability in civil engineering with Professor Becky Lunn

Inspired by Nature | Improving sustainability in Civil Engineering

Professor Becky Lunn will reflect on her inspirational talk from the RSE’s Women in Science – an exhibition highlighting some of the most talented leaders, thinkers and practitioners working in Scotland. Becky identified civil engineering’s vital role in improving sustainability, inspired by nature her research involved an alternative to concrete - which contributes around 8% of our global carbon emissions.
RSE Investigates ... AI. A new series of Online Discussions on Artificial Intelligence with Professor Sethu Vijayakumar

From Automation to Autonomy: Collaborative Robots driving the Future of Work

Space exploration, Self-driving cars, Factories of the Future -- robots are increasing taking on more autonomous roles but what is the right balance between human control and autonomy? What are the breakthrough technologies driving this disruption, what are its limitations and can they help define the new normal in our post COVID future?
RSE Investigates ... AI. A new series of Online Discussions on Artificial Intelligence with Pooja Jain

Reassessing the Role of Digital Technology in Social Care

This talk will highlight how implementing AI in health and social care goes beyond developing the technologies - it’s about changing mindsets. Three case studies in social care will be explored in context of Coronavirus - Self-management apps, assistive technology, and robotics. Through these examples, the barriers and opportunities will be discussed.

POSTPONED: At Risk Academic Refugee: a portrait

ISLE OF BUTE: This talk will offer an in-depth discussion that aims to raise awareness of Scotland’s refugee and displaced migrant communities; how these individuals have established themselves as ‘New Scots’; and how they are now contributing to the future prosperity of Scotland.

POSTPONED: At Risk Academic Refugee: a portrait

GLASGOW: This talk will offer an in-depth discussion that aims to raise awareness of Scotland’s refugee and displaced migrant communities; how these individuals have established themselves as ‘New Scots’; and how they are now contributing to the future prosperity of Scotland.

POSTPONED: The Future of Foreign Policy

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.
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