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.
The Society is arranging a programme of summer visits for Fellows (and their guests). Details will appear here and email will be sent to Fellows as they become available. [More...]
Preliminary information about the lecture meetings of the Society's 198th Session which starts in the autumn are now available. Further details will be added as they become available. [More...]