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YAS scientists visit politicians in Westminster

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YAS members Silvia Paracchini and Paul Hoskisson are spending a week in Westminster, shadowing parliamentarians and civil servants at the House of Commons. The week (04 – 07 December) is part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science, with support from the Government Science & Engineering (GSE) profession. During their visit Silvia is shadowing Stephen Gethins MP and Paul is shadowing Javier Igartua, an economic advisor to the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs. As well as attending seminars and panel discussions about how evidence is used in policy making, Silvia and Paul will also attend a mock Select Committee.

The visit provides scientists with a behind the scenes insight into how policy is formed and how research can be used to make evidence based decisions. It also gives parliamentarians and civil servants the opportunity to investigate the science behind their decisions and improve their access to scientific evidence.

YAS Sustainability Dinner

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On the evening of 23rd November, the Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) hosted its first joint RSE Fellows and Young Academy membership event, a dinner on the topic of Sustainability held at the RSE. Invitations were extended to both current YAS members and Emeritus members, as well as fellows of the RSE.

Brexit Observatory: Assessing the Impact of the Brexit Vote

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Brexit: The Impact on Scotland

One year on from the Brexit Referendum vote, the Young Academy of Scotland have released a report, Brexit: The Impact on Scotland. The report comprises of ten articles, each focusing on the impact of Brexit on a different industry, sector or area of society in Scotland, written by a YAS member who is an expert in that field or expertise.

2017 AGM at the University of St. Andrews

This year's Young Academy of Scotland AGM was held by the seaside at the Univeristy of St. Andrews.

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05 December 2017
YAS members Silvia Paracchini and Paul Hoskisson are spending a week in Westminster, shadowing parli...