This page contains the latest media clippings and press releases relating to the Young Academy of Scotland and its activities.  For any press enquiries please contact the Young Academy of Scotland team at / 0131 240 5027

Media Clippings:

Students Must Dare to Dream The Sunday Times Letters to the Editor, Neil McLennan, 22 January 2017

Push for more women in the top jobs at universities The National, 9 June 2016

West Linton Primary wins Award Compute Scotland, 12 May 2016

Don't wait for crises to reach public with science SciDev.Net, Dr Tolu Oni, 23 February 2016

Don’t stop at the headline! The Psychologist, Ella Rhodes- Volume 29 (March 2016)

How Lego is Building the Engineers of the Future The Scotsman, Chris McCall- 7 January 2016

Lego-loving pupils prepare for robot battle loving pupils prepare for robot battleThe Herald, Barry Didcock- 23 November 2015

'Rewrite The Headlines': Science and news competition opens to Scots school kids Herald Scotland, Gerry Braiden 31 August 2015

How do we inspire next generation? The Scotsman, Brian Donnelly - 21 January 2015

Kids need to get with the programme - The Scotsman, by Fiona McNeil and Laura Meilke 24 December 2014

Press Releases

RSE Young Academy of Scotland Releases Position Statement on Brexit January 2017

RSE Young Academy of Scotland Welcomes New Members July 2016

RSE Young Academy of Scotland to launch At-Risk Academic and Refugee Member Initiative March 2016

Young robotics champions win chance to go to USA for World LEGO Final February 2016

Winners announced in national competition January 2016

Young Academy says #ThankYou #InspiringTeachers December 2015

First Lego League Inspires 1,000 Scottish Children to Revel in Robotics December 2015

Scotland's RSE Young Academy Publishes Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 October 2015

Researchers head to the classroom to make headlines August 2015

Young Academy stresses numeracy skills for new school term August 2015

Young Academies from across Europe criticise proposed cuts to EU research budgets February 2015

Lego league helps inspire Scotland’s future computing stars November 2014

National Young Academies of Europe intensify collaboration November 2014

Arts and Humanities research is vital but undervalued in Scotland October 2014

Young Academy of Scotland Post Referendum Statement September 2014

Scotland’s Young Academy welcomes 43 new members August 2014

Astrophysicist and Heart Doctor show that ‘Numeracy Counts’ May 2014


Our Members

Andy Gardner is an evolutionary biologist at the University of St Andrews. His work lies at the interface of theoretical population genetics and behavioural ecology, and focuses on social evolution. Andy is fascinated by Darwinian adaptation: natural selection expains the appearance of design in the living world, but there remains controversy as to whether this design manifests at the level of genes, individuals or whole societies.

Latest News

16 January 2019
Following the rejection of the Government’s proposed EU-withdrawal deal in the House of Commons, YAS...