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Seven YAS members welcomed into the Royal Society of Edinburgh


Our parent academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), today announces the addition of 62 new Fellows from the worlds of business, science, creative arts, health, technology, law, public engagement and international development.

We are delighted that seven current and former members of YAS are included in this new group of Fellows.  They join twelve other YAS members and alumni who have previously been welcomed into the RSE. The members being inducted this year are Luke Bisby, James Chalmers, Iain Docherty, Tom Greggs, John Nicholls, Silvia Paraccini, and Stuart Reid.  While YAS members do not automatically become Fellows, the increasing number of YAS members in the RSE Fellowship is testament to the excellence, drive, and creativity of our members.

The new Fellows join an existing Fellowship of over 1600 individuals who give their time and expertise for free to support the RSE in delivering its mission of ‘knowledge made useful.’

Commenting on the new fellows, President of the RSE, Professor Dame Anne Glover, said, “The calibre of our Fellows never ceases to amaze me and this year is no different. For such a small country we surpass ourselves with the talent and expertise that exists across our academic, cultural and business landscape. All of our Fellows are assets, not just to the RSE but to Scotland and the rest of the world, and I look forward to welcoming and working with them”.

The new Fellows will be inducted in May 2019. More information on the current membership and the work of the RSE can be found at the RSE Website.  More information on the all new Fellows, including the YAS members being inducted this year can be found here.

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Emily Alder is Lecturer in English literature at Edinburgh Napier University, where she teaches literature, film, popular culture and ecocriticism from the nineteenth century to the present. She is an interdisciplinary researcher whose interests lie in literature and science and the environmental humanities.

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