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Earlier this week, Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, concluded the last of the David Hume Institute’s Politicians & Professionals series. The Young Academy of Scotland supports the series along with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland, the Law Society of Scotland, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Faculty of Advocates.

 

This year, the series invited the five leaders of Scotland’s political parties represented in Scottish Parliament to give speeches and take part in an audience Q&A focused on the context of Brexit and the Scottish local elections.

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Last month, AcademiaNet interviewed one of our own members, Dr Silvia Paracchini, about her work in the field of Dyselxia and genetics.

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Last week, two of the Young Academy’s working groups – Health & Wellbeing and Industry – helped to organise an event at the Edinburgh City Chambers about tech and lifesciences enterprises with StartEDIN. Over 60 people attended the event, which included interactive sessions and discussions as well as speakers from IOMet Pharma and IpOncology. You can see a full blog post about the event and photos here.

For any enquiries or if you're interested in similar future events please get in touch with Elizabeth Fairley at elizabeth@efbservices.co.uk

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Members of the Young Academy of Scotland have released a position statement on Brexit. The statement calls on the UK Government to "prioritise maintaining the significant gains from the UK's membership of the European Union."

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