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Patron: Her Majesty the Queen


The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
Showcasing Scotland's Science, Technology and Innovation

193rd Session of the Society (2013-14)

Unless otherwise announced, meetings are held in the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL, at 7pm.

Monday 7th October 2013
Professor Robin Sellar MB BS BSc DMRD FRCR FRCP FRCS
Professor of minimally invasive brain surgery
Edinburgh University
"The brain: attacked from within"

Monday 11th November 2013
Professor Murray Campbell FRSE
University of Edinburgh
"Rebecs and racketts, sackbuts and serpents: the fascinating world of early musical instruments"

Monday 2nd December 2013
Professor Tom Stevenson
Chairman of the Museum of Communication, Burntisland
"Microelectronics - key to our modern life style"

Monday 20th January 2014
Prof Gillian Wright MBE
Director, UK Astronomy Technology Centre
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
"The James Webb Space Telescope Mission"

Monday 10th February 2014
Prof Stephen Blackmore CBE FLS FRGS FiBiol FRSE
Regius Keeper & Queen's Botanist
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
"Gardening the Earth: Prospects for a Small Planet"

Monday 10th March 2014
Prof James Hough FRS FRSE FRSA
Chief Executive, Scottish Universities Physics Alliance,
University of Glasgow
"The Search for Gravitational Waves"

Monday 12th May 2014
Dr Victoria Martin
School of Physics & Astronomy
University of Edinburgh
"After the Higgs boson: what's next for the Large Hadron Collider?"

Saturday 7th June at 11.00am
Visit to Torness Power Station
East Lothian
See Excursions Programme for further details

Monday 16th June 2014
Annual General Meeting followed by a lecture by
Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick
"Scottish Contributions to the Scientific Revolution"

Monday 14th July at 6pm
Visit to FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility
King's Building, University of Edinburgh
See Excursions Programme for further details

Our website is updated as details become available and Fellows will receive the usual email notification before each meeting. Would Fellows who wish to switch to receiving email, rather than printed, notices please inform the Secretary.

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

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