Special Projects

Find out more about some of the Special Projects delivered by the RSE, including essay competitions, blogs and discussion events…

Food for Thought
In February 2019, the RSE@ Inverness programme delivered a series of talks and workshops all about food. Held at Inverness Royal Academy, school pupils and members of the public: learned about the importance of plant-based diets; found out how difficult it is to master gluten-free bread; spoke with local food producers; discussed their favourite pieces of literature and discovered how one writer brings food to life through words.

To continue this interest in all things food, the RSE is running two competitions! The first Are you the next food genius? is for young people aged 12–18 years old. Drawing inspiration from a food entrepreneur’s success in developing gluten free products, the RSE is challenging you to develop a new innovative food product.

For younger children, aged 5–11 years old, Rainbow on a plate asks children to create a tasty, healthy dish that has all the colours of the rainbow. More detailed competition guidelines can be found below.

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne FRSE, founder of Genius Foods Ltd, will judge and decide on the winners, who will be invited to the RSE@ Inverness finale in August!

Updated Deadline: The deadlines for both competitions have been extended to Friday 28 June 2019. The winner will be announced after the summer holidays on Tuesday 20 August 2019, with the winner presentations at the RSE@ Inverness Finale event.

Food for Thought Competition Guidelines

Competition details on what's involved and how to enter.

Science Fiction: Make Believe Essay Competition Winner 2019

Read about this year's Science Fiction: Make Believe creative essay writing competition and Marnie Sayer's winning piece. Marnie Sayer was presented her prize by competition judge and RSE Fellow Prof Niamh Nic Daeid at St Andrews University on 9 March 2019.