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201st Session of the Society (2021-22)

The Society's 201st session runs from September 2021 to August 2022. Here is a list of the talks planned for the session with, where available, links to more full information on the indvidual talk. Further details are on the Society's website https://www.rssa.org.uk/ and will be sent to Fellows by email in advance of each meeting.

Monday 27th September 2021, at 7pm
Dr Howard Dryden
Founder of Dryden Aqua Ltd and a marine biologist from Edinburgh
“Marine Productivity and Biodiversity in Relation to Climate Change”

Monday 27th September 2021, at 7pm
Dr Bradley Harper
“Sherlock Holmes as Science Fiction”

Monday 25th October 2021, at 7pm
Professor Lorna Dawson CBE BSc PhD FRSE FRSA F.I.Soil.Sci. ChSci
Head of Forensic Soil Science, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
“Natural Justice and a sense of place: how soil can be used as intelligence and evidence”

Monday 29th November 2021, at 7pm
Dr Stefan Symeonides
Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cancer Medicine, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre
“Developments in the Field of Immunotherapies”

Monday 29th November 2021, at 7pm
Professor Ian Robson BSc PhD FRAS CPhys FInstP
Former President, RSSA
“The Changing Scene in Astronomy”
This is a change to the previously announced speaker

Monday 13th December 2021, at 5:30pm for 6pm in the Royal Scots Club
The President, Dr Alison Morrison-Low on 'Two Hundred Years of "The Useful Arts" in Scotland: The Bicentenary of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts'.
Professor Dame Anne Glover on Post Covid Scotland.
The Society's Bicentenary Seminar was postponed because of COVID restrictions.

Monday 31st January 2022, at 7pm
Professor J Murray Roberts FRSB
Head of Changing Oceans Research Group
Coordinator European H2020 ATLAS & iAtlantic project
School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
“Cold-water corals in a changing ocean”

Monday 28th February 2022, at 7pm
Professor Wilson Poon FRSE FInstP
Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
“Goo - Soft Matter”

Monday 28th March 2022, at 7pm
Professor Colin Pulham
Head of School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
“Cool Crystals – From Hand-warmers to Heating Homes and Tackling Fuel Poverty”

Monday 25th April 2022, at 7pm
Professor Steven Brusatte
Professor of Paleontology and Evolution, University of Edinburgh
“The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs… Including Scottish Dinosaurs!”

Monday 6th June 2022, at 7pm
Annual General Meeting

Thursday 16th June 2022, at 5:30pm for 6pm in the Royal Scots Club
The President, Dr Alison Morrison-Low on 'Two Hundred Years of "The Useful Arts" in Scotland: The Bicentenary of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts'.
Professor Dame Anne Glover on Post Covid Scotland.
This is the Society's Bicentenary Seminar which has been rescheduled from December. Please note the venue, day of the week and time.

Unless otherwise announced, meetings are at 7pm at the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL. If Fellows prefer then they will be able to attend via Zoom. When possible these are on the last 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).

Meetings for the Society's 202nd Session (2022-23) are currently being arranged.

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