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.
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. Members of the public are welcome to attend these lectures.
|23rd May||Visit to the Bayes Centre, University of Edinburgh [More…]|
(Bookings now closed)
|6th June||Annual General Meeting followed by a talk by Dr Carol Marsh on The Future of Electronics and a reception.|
|16th June||Bicentenary Seminar at 6pm at the Royal Scots Club. [More…]|
|24th June or 1st July||Bicentenary Lunch at the Signet Library. [More…]|
|Preliminary details of our 202nd Session (2022-2023) which starts in September are now available. [More…]|