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Astrophysicist and Heart Doctor show that ‘Numeracy Counts’

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Some of Scotland’s brightest and most talented young people have joined forces to tackle the scourge of poor numeracy which blights lives and hinders careers for a significant proportion of the population.

The most recent Scottish Government statistical survey of literacy and numeracy – focused on numeracy – is due to be published in April this year. The last survey, published two years ago, involved 11,000 children and showed that around 32% of pupils were not performing well in numeracy by Second Year level in secondary schools, and also that this poor performance was linked to deprivation.

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Young Academy Members receive RSE awards

Two Young Acadmey Members - Dr. Per Ola Kristensson and Dr. Catherine Cazin - have been awarded prizes for the RSE/Makdougall Brisbane Medal (Early Career Prize) this year. Dr. Kristensson

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Building a Career beyond Academia: How to use your Arts & Humanities Research and Skills

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Have a great idea which could solve a problem facing society?

 

Have a great idea which could solve a problem facing society?

Share it at Edinburgh’s Falling Walls Lab on 29 July 2014 and win a trip to the International Final in Berlin.

 

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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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I am a palaeontologist and geologist on the faculty of the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. I study the anatomy, genealogy, and evolution of dinosaurs and other extinct animals, with the aim of understanding how evolution works over long time scales and how the earth changes over time. I am also a keen communicator of science: I have written several books for kids and adults, appear often on television and radio, and consult regularly with the press.

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