Deadline for applications for membership

We are currently looking for between 30 and 50 new members of the Young Academy of Scotland. Application materials are available online, or contact the Young Academy manager for an informal enquiry.


Date: 15 Oct 2012

Contact: Young Academy Manager

Annual YAS Business Meeting, Aberdeen

This two-day meeting is the big event of the YAS calendar. It acts as our AGM, and an opportunity to develop projects. This year, it is jointly hosted by the University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council.

Members Only

Date: 13-14 Sept 2012

Contact: Chris O’Sullivan

May Meeting

The May 2012 meeting was the first since the elections of the co-chairs and treasurer. The YAS heard presentations from the co-chairs on progress with the organisation of the YAS; and presentations from the working groups outlining their plans for the coming months.

February Meeting of YAS

A meeting of the YAS took place at the RSE on 29 February 2012.

Professor Martin Wilmking, chair of the German Die Jünge Akademie, was the guest speaker, accompanied by Dr Ruth Bendels, Head of Office of Die Jünge Akademie.

Prof Martin Wilmking

January Meeting

Young Academy members discussed what activities and themes the Young Academy should pursue, and the organisational structures needed to make them possible.

First meeting of YAS

The first formal meeting of the Young Academy of Scotland was held at the RSE on 14 December 2011.

Launch of the Young Academy of Scotland

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy, welcomed members of the new “RSE Young Academy of Scotland” to an event on Tuesday 29th November.

The launch event was chaired by the journalist Kenneth Roy and also involved Shami Chakrabarti (Director of Liberty), Professor Anne Glover (Chief Scientific Adviser to the Scottish Government), Professor Steve Jones (geneticist at University College London), and Dr Martin Parker (composer).

View RSE report on the launch (PDF).

Our Members

Sophie Ellison, Senior Consultant at Blake Stevenson, undertakes social research and evaluation that informs policy, practice and service development within the public and voluntary sectors. She chairs the Scottish Branch of the Social Research Association.

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