The Royal Scottish Society of Arts (R.S.S.A.) was founded in 1821 as 'The Society for the Encouragement of the Useful Arts in Scotland' and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1841. It was concerned with the fields that we would now describe as science, technology, engineering and manufacture, but which were then known as the useful arts, as opposed to the fine arts.
The lecture programme is given by excellent public speakers, who are distinguished in their fields of study, and the topics cover a wide range of scientific and technical issues, all pertinent to the Scotland in which we live today. Members of the public are welcome to attend these lectures.
Preliminary information about the lecture meetings of the Society's 199th Session which starts in the autumn are now [More...]
The Society's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 3rd June 2019 at 7pm. The business of the AGM will be followed by a short talk by Dr Sam Alberti, Keeper of Science and Technology, National Museums Scotland entitled, “Science & Technology at National Museums Scotland: Past, Present and Future” and a buffet reception. [More...]