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198th Session of the Society (2018-19)

Monday 17th September 2018, at 7pm
Professor John Underhill BSc PhD FGS FRSE
Chief Scientist & Shell Chair of Exploration Geoscience
Academic Director of the NERC centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas,
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
“Between a rock and a hard place: the critical role that Early Cenozoic events had in shaping the UK geology, shale gas reserves and carbon storage sites”
NB Not the 4th Monday of the month

Monday 29th October 2018, at 7pm
Professor Polly L Arnold OBE FRS FRSE FRSC
Crum Brown Professor of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
“A Chemical Imbalance – an easier problem to solve for nuclear waste than for women in STEM?”
NB Not the 4th Monday of the month

Monday 26th November 2018, at 7pm
Dr Peter Barlow BSc(Hons) PhD FHEA FRSB
Associate Professor of Immunology and Infection
School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University
“A Pep Talk: Curing the Common Cold”

Monday 28th January 2019, at 7pm
Professor Ken Rice PhD FRAS
Professor of Computational Astrophysics,
Institute for Astronomy,
University of Edinburgh
“Finding planets around other stars”

Monday 25th February 2019, at 7pm
Hon Adam Bruce
Global Head of Corporate Affairs,
Mainstream Renewable Power
“A fourth Industrial Revolution – the transition to an electric society”

Monday 25th March 2019, at 7pm
Commodore Mike Bullock MBE MA
Chief Executive,
Northern Lighthouse Board
“More than Lighthouses”

Monday 29th April 2019, at 7pm
Professor Tim Aitman MB ChB FRCP FMedSci FRSB FRSE
Professor of Molecular Pathology and Genetics;
Director, Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine,
Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine,
Clinical Director, Edinburgh Genomics, University of Edinburgh; and
Honorary Consultant Physician, NHS Lothian
“The human genome – its scientific and societal impact”
NB Not the 4th Monday of the month

Monday 3th June 2019, at 7pm
Annual General Meeting

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Unless otherwise announced, meetings are at 7pm at the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL. When possible these are on the fourth Monday of the month (September to April, but not December). The AGM is usually on the first Monday of June (to avoid the May Bank Holiday).

A complete list of talks given to the Society since 2000 is available for reference.