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Asia Scotland Institute - Post-conflict rebuilding Event

As Sri Lanka seeks to rebuild after its turbulent, controversial recent history we welcome His Excellency Dr Chris Nonis, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the UK, to discuss the challenges and opportunities this unique country faces and to explore its strong historical connections with Scotland. Tickets include a reception at the Royal Society after Dr. Nonis' address. - See more here.

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Ruth Davidson completes 'The Politicians and the Profesisonals' Series

Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, delivered the final speech of our series with the title, “A Union Revived”. Ms Davidson used her lecture to argue that the referendum debate provided an opportunity for Scots, and also those living elsewhere in these islands, to look again at what Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom gain from their 300-year old partnership.

Ms Davidson opened her speech by reflecting that David Hume’s call for scepticism and empiricism struck a chord with Conservative beliefs, but that they contrasted with the ‘razzle dazzle’ of the nationalist cause. This, she suggested, was a contrast all the stronger with the United Kingdom often unwilling to wear its patriotism on its sleeve.

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A fantastic opportunity to become a SaltireFoundation Fellow!

A fantastic opportunity to become a SaltireFoundation Fellow!

Applications are currently open for the 2014-15 Saltire Fellowship; an 8-month hands-on business leadership programme. 

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Willie Rennie speaks to Young Academy and David Hume Institute - Penultimate in the series

 

'The fourth lecture in our series started off by Mr Rennie stating that we probably all agreed on the third part of his title. And that he would argue that the first two, although of course more controversial, were crucial to safeguard it.

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Royal Society of Edinburgh elects Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell as new President

The outstanding astrophysicist and prominent science communicator Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE, FRS, FRSE as the new President - elect of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). The election follows a ballot of all RSE Fellows whichsaw an overwhelming response in favour of her nomination. She will succeed the current President, Sir John Arbuthnott MRIA, PRSE, in October.

For more information please see the press release on the RSE website. We at the Young Academy of Scotland would like to welcome the new president and wish her all the best in role at the RSE.

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Stephen is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. His research interests are directed towards the development and understanding of sustainable methods for chemical synthesis which are non-toxic and environmentally benign.

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20 February 2014
As Sri Lanka seeks to rebuild after its turbulent, controversial recent history we welcome His Excel...