Former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, visits the RSE to sign Fellows’ Roll Book as Honorary Fellow

On 1st May, the Rt Hon Gordon Brown visited the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and met with the RSE’s President, Dame Anne Glover to sign the historic RSE Fellows’ Roll Book, before attending an evening lecture in Edinburgh held by the RSE and Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) on the Queensferry Crossing.

Earlier this year the Rt Hon Gordon Brown was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the RSE. The former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer was recognised for his dedication to a variety of humanitarian issues and global education.

All new Fellows are invited to sign the RSE’s Fellows’ Roll Book, which dates to the RSE’s establishment in 1783 and contains the signatures of Fellows current and past. Signatures included in the historic books include that of Lord Kelvin, Sir Walter Scott, David Hume and James Clerk Maxwell.

On 1st May, the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) held their 25th Joint Lecture at the RSE. The lecture was delivered by Naeem Hussain, Arup’s Global Bridge Design Practice Leader and lead designer for the Queensferry Crossing.

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