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August 2017
Event Title Venue Date Availability
Enterprise Fellowship Information Workshop
Information workshops on RSE Enterprise Fellowships are held around the UK prior to application deadlines. These information sessions will:

Explain the background and success of the Enterprise Fellowship Programme

Outline the support provided: 12 months of salary support; business training; business mentors; access to professional/entrepreneurial networks; business development funding of up to £10,000

Cover the training that will be provided to successful applicants

Give information on the application process
The Enterprise Hub
Level 6, Graham Hills Building
50 Richmond Street
Glasgow
G1 1XP
UNITED KINGDOM
31 August 2017 Places Available


September 2017
Event Title Venue Date Availability
Putting the 'f' in chemistry: Molecular exploration through the footnotes of the periodic table and our nuclear waste legacy
18:00 to 19:30


Professor Polly L Arnold FRSE FRSC Crum Brown Chair of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

The subtleties of structure and bonding in compounds of uranium, the heaviest naturally occurring element, and its neighbours in the f-block are still poorly-understood. A fundamental understanding is needed to develop environmentally cleaner ways to extract technology-critical rare earth metals, and for the safe, long-term handling of our nuclear waste legacies. Drawing on our research to make exotic new molecules from these metals, this lecture will explore what chemistry can teach us about these complicated but important metals.

Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
18 September 2017 Places Available
Enterprise Fellowship Application Preparation Workshop
This workshop will take applicants through the application form, picking out key aspects they need to address in each section. The session will highlight some of the key fundamental principles of successful commercialisation, ranging from the distinction between 'features and benefits' to the importance of intellectual property protection. It will include advice on how to communicate your technology clearly to non-specialists. The workshop will then discuss an effective structure of the presentation that short-listed candidates have to give, including advice on how to answer some FAQ’s.

The session will be presented by Dr Kevin Parker and Dr Tony Aldhous of KKI Associates Ltd, who have a cumulative experience of 40 years in technology transfer, including some 250 individual spin-out projects across a range of technologies.
The Enterprise Hub
Level 6, Graham Hills Building
50 Richmond Street
Glasgow
G1 1XP
UNITED KINGDOM
19 September 2017 Places Available


October 2017
Event Title Venue Date Availability
Spotlight on Scotland's Biodiversity
The two day conference explores the importance and state of Scotland’s biodiversity and how it is changing. Speakers highlight important take-home messages, drawing on research, syntheses, case studies and overviews. Scotland’s National Youth Biodiversity Panel will present an examination of Scotland’s progress towards achieving the UN’s biodiversity targets. The Scottish Government, agencies, NGOs, environmental managers and the research community are working hard to improve biodiversity, with key priorities for action being identified. The conference provides outstanding opportunities to review Scotland’s performance, build on successes, be challenging, and to galvanise further efforts to support this special part of planet earth.
Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
10 - 11 October 2017 Places Available
The Luther Quincentenary: Print and the Reformation
18:30 to 20:00


Professor Andrew Pettegree FRHistS, Professor of Modern History, University of St Andrews and Director of the Universal Short Title Catalogue

Throughout the history of printing, questions of design have been crucial to the development of the book industry. The Reformation both revolutionised the market and stimulated crucial innovations in the design and selling of books. This began in Wittenberg, where the partnership of Martin Luther and Lucas Cranach played a critical role in shaping the Reformation pamphlet. In lands more hostile to the Reformation, the design task was more complex, since design features, intended to facilitate identification, could place the seller or owner in deadly danger. The paper concludes with an examination of the market for devotional literature in the Dutch Republic, the home to Europe’s most buoyant centre of book production.

Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
12 October 2017 Places Available
The future of EU research and innovation
18:00-19:30

In this lecture, European Commissioner for Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas, will offer his perspective on the future of research and innovation in Europe. Two and a half years into his mandate, Carlos Moedas manages one of the most important global funds for science and innovation, Horizon 2020. He has interacted with hundreds of research, education and innovation projects, and has launched a number of initiatives to improve the funding of science and innovation.

Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
EDINBURGH
EH2 2PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
16 October 2017 Places Available
Battling Killer Fungi
18:00-19:30

Fungi cause more than a billion skin infections, more than 100 million mucosal infections, 10 million serious allergies and more than a million deaths each year - more than deaths due to malaria, TB, HIV or breast cancer. This largely unrecognised major threat to human health is a huge burden to health care budgets worldwide. To address this threat we are taking advantage of our research about how fungi cause disease to design novel fungal diagnostics, and new antifungal treatments.

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