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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 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
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.
This is the Society's Bicentenary Seminar
Please note the venue and time.

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 Steven Brusatte
Professor of Paleontology and Evolution, University of Edinburgh
“Scottish Dinosaurs”

Monday 28th March 2022, at 7pm
Professor Colin Pulham
Professor of High-Pressure Chemistry and Head of School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
“From Handwarmers to Heating Homes: Combating Fuel Poverty using Crystalline Science”

Monday 25th April 2022, at 7pm
Professor Wilson Poon FRSE FInstP
Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
“Goo - Soft Matter”

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).

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