This event will be focussing on the lesser known aspects of Sir Walter Scott – his life, career and interests, hosted by both the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (SoAoS).
As a planet, we are currently dealing with unprecedented twin crises – the Covid-19 pandemic and the global climate emergency. If we are smart, we can design this economic recovery package to not only help society to recover from the damage caused by the global pandemic, we can use it to tackle the climate emergency – and to reboot our economy on a new, greener, fairer trajectory.
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.
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.
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?
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.