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Johan Lamont- Second Lecture in the series on Scottich Constitutional Change

 

This week saw the second of the Young Academy of Scotland's series of events in conjunction with the David Hume Institute, on Scottish Constitutional Change. Johann Lamont MSP, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, perhaps in response to accusations of too much negativity in the Better Together campaign, explained her optimism for a Scottish future where a progressive movement across the UK could tackle the important issues of inequality in education, health and employment.

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YAS bring Nicola Sturgeon to the RSE for first lecture of series on the Implications of Consitutional Change

On 15th January 2014 the Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, gave a positive and clear exposition of her unwavering support for Scottish Independence in her “Choice Between Two Futures” speech – but it could have been that very unwavering positivity which knocked the edge off the argument for some of the sceptical enquiring minds in the audience.

The speech, to an overflowing house at the RSE, marked the first in the 5-week series of seminars in which Ms Sturgeon along with the leaders of the other four parties represented at Holyrood will give their considered thoughts on the implications of constitutional change for Scotland.

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The Politicians and the Professionals Seminar Series

 

We are particularly pleased to be able to announce this new series of seminars in which senior politicians from each of the five parties represented at the Scottish Parliament will speak for 45 to 50 minutes – one at each seminar - about the ‘implications of constitutional change’. Each speaker will choose his or her particular slant for their talk and will take questions for a further 30 minutes. Jeremy Peat, Director of the David Hume Institute, will be in the chair for each seminar. All events commence at 6pm at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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YAS @ Science and the Parliament

 

This year’s ‘Science and the Parliament’ event was held at Edinburgh’s Dynamic Earth on Wednesday, 13 November and well represented by a number of YAS members.

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YAS member receives award for pioneering work on miniature, bird-borne tracking devices.

 

BTO Marsh Award for Innovative Ornithology

YAS Member Dr Christian Rutz received the 2013 BTO Marsh Award for Innovative Ornithology, for “an important contribution which takes forward our understanding of avian ecology or conservation science”. The award recognises Christian's work on using cutting-edge miniature tracking devices, such as animal-borne video cameras and proximity loggers, to study the behaviour of wild, free-ranging birds.The Award was presented by Professor Ian Newton, Professor Bill Sutherland, and Mrs Jo Winyard, at a ceremony on the 30th October, hosted jointly by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA), at the Mall Galleries, London. 

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From Alessandria, a provincial town in northern Italy, Mirko Canevaro left for Torino to study Classics. There he was involved politics, campaigned against authoritarian changes to the Italian constitution and started a project that brought teaching of Civic Education to many schools of Piedmont.

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