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YAS member organising workshop on Economics of Crime and Policing

YAS member Theodore Koutmeridis is organising a workshop on the Economics of Crime and Policing, held at the London School of Economics and Political Science's (LSE) Centre for Economic Performance on November 15th & 16th, 2018.

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Nursing Stories from the First World War

The Women's Emergency Corps on the Western Front, 1914-1918© IWM (Q 2660)

The Young Academy of Scotland and the Royal Society of Edinburgh will co-host Nursing Stories from the First World War: A Conversation with Diane AtkisonThis free event is being held on 9th November 2018 from 6 - 7:15pm at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ)

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CARNIVAL at the Fringe: A play by Catherine O'Shea MYAS

August 8 & 9, 7:30 pm @ Top floor boardroom, Evolution House (near Grassmarket). free, unticketed

78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

British Playwright and YAS MemberCatherine O’ Shea’s newest play CARNIVAL will receive a series work in progress showcase in Edinburgh this  August.

“I want to tell her that I had to leave everything behind too. My home, my city.”

This one-woman play, CARNIVAL, follows a multi-generational group of students from across the globe who come together for an adult education class in Central London. The play follows the women from their first day of class to their final celebration. A lot can happen over the course of a year. They share a common struggle overcoming many barriers to their education, but one student must risk everything. An undeniable bond forms between this teacher and student.

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YAS member to speak at Glasgow Science Festival Zika virus panel

B - Zika Virus: Present, Past and Future

Sir Charles Wilson Building15th June18:30-19:30, followed by a Reception from 19:30-20:0016+Tickets Free

 

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GCU Welcomes RSE Young Academy of Scotland

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RSE Young Academy of Scotland members met on the GCU campus for the first time for a plenary session designed to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking and research.

A key part of the event was a debate on health inequalities and how all disciplines, from the arts and humanities, built environment, engineering and law to basic and applied biomedical sciences, can be harnessed to cut avoidable and preventable death and disease.

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