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October 2017
Event Title Venue Date Availability
Fifty Years of Pulsars (Pulsating radio stars) - Presidential Address
In this talk Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will give an account of the discovery of pulsars (in November 1967) and summarise what we know about them now, and the physics they reveal.
Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
30 October 2017 Not open for booking
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November 2017
Event Title Venue Date Availability
Energy Inquiry Engagement Event - Dumfries
The Inquiry Committee will hold events across Scotland during its deliberations to gather the views of the public on the issues raised in the published call for evidence.

These evidence gathering sessions will:
• Explain the background to the Inquiry, why it is taking place, and what it hopes to achieve; • Look to gather the views of communities on energy issues affecting them on both a local and national level; • Hear the thoughts of attendees on the 15 questions posed by the Inquiry in its consultation; • Ultimately help inform the final report published by the RSE on Scotland’s Energy Future.
Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton
Bankend Road
DUMFRIES
Dumfries and Galloway
DG1 4TL
UNITED KINGDOM
8 November 2017 Places Available
RSE@Inverness: Scotland’s Parliament 2030
Join the Parliament’s Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, as he reflects on 20 years of devolution and looks ahead at the changing political landscape, his ambitions for parliamentary reform, and the trends that will shape our future. The session also includes a Q&A session chaired by the RSE Fellow and Futures Forum Director, Andrew Cubie, where you can put your thoughts and questions to the Presiding Officer.
Centre for Health Science
Old Perth Road
INVERNESS
IV2 3JH
UNITED KINGDOM
10 November 2017 Places Available
RSE@Inverness: Scotland 2030 – Technology & Society
Join speakers – including Chris van der Kuyl, developer of the hugely successful Minecraft video-game series – to discuss the big changes on their way and how Scotland could and should respond. The event will be hosted by Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, the Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, as part of Scotland’s Futures Forum’s Scotland 2030 Programme. Attendees will have the chance to feed in their hopes and views to this aspirational investigation into Scotland’s future.
An Lochran
Inverness Campus
INVERNESS
IV2 5NA
UNITED KINGDOM
10 November 2017 Places Available
RSE @ Inverness - 'Finishing Unfinished Business'

Health & Wellbeing Interactive Displays and Activities: 16:00 – 18:00

Public Talk: 18:30pm – 20:00

Former Commonwealth cyclist, Roddy Riddle, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 40. Although he describes the initial diagnosis as ‘gut-wrenching’, through persistence and determination he has continued his active lifestyle and become a role model to other people with the condition; completing the 230-km trans-Saharan Marathon de Sables and the 350 mile Arctic Ultra Marathon. His life motto is “Rule type 1 diabetes, don't let it rule you" Join us at UHI’s Centre for Health Science to hear Roddy’s story and experiences of these ‘marathon’ feats of endurance.

Prior to Roddy’s Public Talk, the Centre for Health Science will be offering interactive displays and activities relating to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and health and wellbeing.
Centre for Health Science
Old Perth Road
INVERNESS
IV2 3JH
UNITED KINGDOM
11 November 2017 Places Available
SUPA Cormack Astronomy Meeting 2017
Bringing together astronomers from throughout Scotland.

This full-day meeting (09:30-17:15) is particularly relevant to research students and staff working in Scottish universities and gives the opportunity for them to meet, discuss research and hear about new developments in the field. Coffee and lunch are included.

There is the opportunity to present your work at a general-interest level in a 20 minute talk or, for more focussed research, through an extensive poster session which will be judged in a competition. Should you wish to present a poster or talk, please ensure this is outlined in the registration form. We will be in touch after the submission deadline to let you know if your talk has been selected and the programme for the day.

Deadline for talk submissions : Thursday 28 September 2017
Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
13 November 2017 Places Available
Franco-Scottish Seminar - Robotics
09:30 to 17:00


Franco-Scottish Seminar - Robotics

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the French Embassy in London are collaborating in a programme of science events designed to explore and publicly present areas of science where both Scotland and France have a powerful presence. These events are intended to stimulate Franco-Scottish collaboration in science, present new scientific ideas and their social and commercial implications to the public and increase awareness of French and Scottish science in each other’s country. The 2017 seminar will be held on Wednesday 15 November and will be on the topic of Robotics. Please note that the seminar is aimed at academics and practitioners working within the area of Robotic This seminar is free to attend.

Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
15 November 2017 Places Available
Franco-Scottish Lecture - Shared Autonomy: The Future of Interactive Robotics
18:00-19:30

Speaker: Professor Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE, Professor of Robotics at University of Edinburgh, Director, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and Royal Academy of Engineering - Microsoft Research Chair in Robotics

The next generation of robots are going to work much more closely with humans, other robots and interact significantly with the environment around it. As a result, the key paradigms are shifting from isolated decision making systems to one that involves shared control -- with significant autonomy devolved to the robot platform; and end-users in the loop making only high level decisions. This talk will introduce technologies ranging from robust multi-modal sensing, shared representations, compliant actuation and scalable machine learning techniques for real-time learning and adaptation that are enabling us to reap the benefits of increased autonomy while still feeling securely in control.

Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
15 November 2017 Places Available
RSE @ Inverness - Public Engagement Awards - 'A trillion frames per second: imaging at the speed of light'.
19:00 - 20:30

Speaker: Prof. Daniele Faccio FRSE, Heriot-Watt University

We are on the verge of a new technological revolution based on the wonders of quantum physics: unexpected and surprising technologies are emerging from the efforts of generations of scientists to understand the quantum world. One example, pioneered by a team of scientists based in Scotland, is a new generation of cameras that are so fast they can freeze light in motion. This allows us to see the world in completely new ways and do things that were not even imaginable a few years ago. We can see behind walls, we are making the first steps towards a new way to see inside the human body and in the near future, we may even be able to access the human brain.

Professor Faccio is the 2017 recipient of the RSE Senior Prize for Public Engagement. He and Dr Sinead Rhodes, recipient of the RSE Innovators Prize for Public Engagement, will be presented with their awards at this event.
Culloden Academy
Keppoch Road
Culloden
INVERNESS
IV2 7JZ
UNITED KINGDOM
30 November 2017 Places Available


December 2017
Event Title Venue Date Availability
The Middle Ages and the Movies
18:00 to 19:30


Robert Bartlett FBA FRSE, Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Mediaeval History Emeritus, University of St Andrews

This lecture looks at the different ways history, specifically mediaeval history, can be presented on the page and on screen. More people derive their images of the past from television and cinema than from history books. Is this a distortion? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these powerful visual impressions? And what is the place of historical fiction in all this? Does historical accuracy matter in these cases, or is it irrelevant? The issue of nationalism is taken as a case study.

Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
11 December 2017 Places Available


February 2018
Event Title Venue Date Availability
Scotland's land: successes and failures, challenges and solutions
18:00 to 19:30


Professor Roger Crofts CBE FRSE, FRSGS, FCIEEM, Chairman of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society

The talk will begin by celebrating Scotland’s natural assets. It will question whether all that has happened in recent times is beneficial and whether we would now have acted differently. Key inherited and current challenges will be addressed, including industrialisation of land use and ignorance of natural processes, lack of space for nature and species debates. Solutions will be set out demanding more integrated ways of planning future land use, developing a package of practical mechanisms and addressing polarisation of attitudes.

Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
27 February 2018 Places Available