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

194th Session of the Society (2014-15)

Download a printable programme for the session

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

Monday 29th September 2014
Dr Stig A Walsh
Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeobiology
National Museums of Scotland
"Evolution of the bird brain in a (empty) nutshell"

Monday 27th October 2014
Prof José Torero Cullen FRSE FREng
Professor and Head of School, School of Civil Engineering
The University of Queensland, Australia
"What drives Technology and Innovation into Safety — Science, Regulation or Public Perception?"

Monday 24th November 2014
Prof Stuart Monro OBE DUniv FRSE
President of the Society
"Scotland's Time Lords"

Monday 26th January 2015
Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification
University of Dundee
"Forensic anthropology - the art of speaking for the dead"

Monday 23rd February 2015
Prof Alistair Borthwick PhD DSc CEng FICE
Professor of Applied Hydrodynamics, The University of Edinburgh,
and Emeritus Fellow, St Edmund Hall, Oxford
"Tides and tidal power from a Scottish historical perspective"

Monday 30th March 2015
Prof Jon Gibbins
Professor of Power Plant Engineering and Carbon Capture
University of Edinburgh
"Capping Carbon - Why and How?"

Monday 27th April 2015
Mark Rouse BEng(Hons)
Dounreay Managing Director, Cavendish Nuclear
James Gunn BSc(Hons) CChem MRSC
Senior Technical Officer, Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd
"Dounreay: Past and Present"

Monday 25th May 2015
Annual General Meeting followed by the Society's Annual Members' Evening

The Society's 195th session will start in the autumn. 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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