The Mason Institute in association with the Wellcome Trust have invited YAS members to attend two complimentary events in August 2013:
Assisted Dying: what are the issues and options for Scotland?
The Mason Institute at the University of Edinburgh presents a public debate on assisted suicide. You are invited to join Patrick Harvey MSP, Professor Graeme Laurie (Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh), Dr Calum McKellar (Scottish Council for Human Bioethics) and Lawrence Illsley (Sparkle and Dark) in a public debate, chaired by broadcaster Sheena McDonald, about assisted dying in Scotland.
The launch event for YAS Member Dr Jane Stanley’s Lab Notes will take place at the RSE on 14 May at 6pm. Lab Notes is an innovative piece for music and film, set in a modern systems biology lab. The event will commence with the screening of the short film and there will be a panel discussion focusing on the process involved in collaborating between the arts and sciences. Following this there will be a drinks reception. Please view the programme for more information.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP on the RSE's website:
On the evening of 26 April 2013, the RSE is hosting a reception and talk organised by the John Adams Society (JAS), which is the UK alumni association of individuals who have participated in the United State’s Government’s International Visitor Programmes – programmes which have been running for 70+ years.
The organiser, Graeme Herbert is the Scottish representative on the JAS Board, as well as being the RSE Deputy Chief Executive and also the Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the charitable body which oversees the Young Academy of Scotland. He would like to extend an invitation to attend this event to members of the Young Academy.
Dr Nasar Meer is a Reader in Comparative Social Policy and Citizenship at Strathclyde University. His research explores how different nation-states reconcile ideas of unity with ethnic and religious diversity, with a specific focus on both race equality and Muslim identities.