The highlight in our Summer issue is news of the visit by our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen to present the RSE Royal Medals for 2017. The issue also features an article on the war poet, Wilfred Owen and his stay in Edinburgh during 1917 when he famously met with Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon. Read too the prize-winning essay by Perth Academy S2 pupil, Alex Connah and case studies on some of Arts & Humanities awardees and newly-appointed Enterprise Fellows. There are updates on some of our Fellows and members of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland along with forthcoming events and news of International relations. Finally, we say farewell to our Chief Executive, Dr William Duncan, after 32 years and welcome our new Chief Executive, Dr Rebekah Widdowfield, who takes up the post at the beginning of September.