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Patron: Her Majesty the Queen


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

195th Session of the Society (2015-16)

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 28th September 2015
Dr John K Davies
OPTICON Project Scientist
Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh
"New Horizons in the Solar System"

Monday 26th October 2015
Dr Andy Kerr
Executive Director
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
"The Future of Energy"

Monday 30th November 2015
Prof Mark Woolhouse OBE FRSE FMedSci
Chair of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Centre for Immunity, Infection & Evolution
University of Edinburgh
"Antibiotic resistant infections: is this the next plague?"

Monday 25th January 2016
Professor of Architectural Engineering
Heriot Watt University
"Powering 21st Century Buildings: All Change"

Monday 29th February 2016
Prof J Murray Roberts
Director, Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology
Heriot-Watt University
"Scotland’s cold-water coral reefs and their future in a changing ocean"

Monday 28th March 2016
Prof Andy Lawrence
Regius Professor of Astronomy
The University of Edinburgh
"Is Astronomy Useless?"

Monday 25th April 2016
Dr Charlotte Vye-Brown
Senior Volcanologist
British Geological Survey
"Volcanic Hazards"

Monday 6th June 2016
Annual General Meeting

In addition to the lecture series the Society has excursions to Selex ES Ltd and the Centre of Excellence for High Speed Rail Research.

The Society is in the process of arranging speakers for the 196th session .

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

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