Patron: Her Majesty the Queen
The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
"Evolution of the bird brain in a (empty) nutshell"
Dr Stig A Walsh
Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeobiology
National Museums of Scotland
Monday 29th September 2014
"What drives Technology and Innovation into Safety - Science, Regulation or Public Perception?"
Professor José L. Torero Cullen
School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia
On Monday 27th October 2014
Showcasing Scotland's Science, Technology and Innovation
The Royal Scottish Society of Arts (R.S.S.A.) was founded in 1821 as 'The Society for the Encouragement of the Useful Arts in Scotland' and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1841. It was concerned with the fields that we would now describe as science, technology, engineering and manufacture, but which were then known as the useful arts, as opposed to the fine arts.
Today the Society aims to showcase Scotland's Science, technology and Innovation, mainly through a monthly lecture programme, excursions, promotion of Honorary Fellows, and the award of medals.
The lecture programme is given by excellent public speakers, who are distinguished in their fields of study, and the topics cover a wide range of scientific and technical issues, all pertinent to the Scotland in which we live today.
The Royal Scottish Society of Arts is Registered Scottish Charity SC015549
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