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203rd Session of the Society (2023-24)

Some meetings for this session are still to be finalised. Our website is updated as details become available and we will send the usual email notifications to Fellows who have opted-in to receive them.

Monday 25th September 2023, at 7pm
Professor Declan Diver
Professor of Plasma Physics, School of Physics & Astronomy University of Glasgow
“Fusion Power: a practical energy source”

Monday 30th October 2023, at 7pm
Professor Timothy D. Drysdale SFHEA
Chair of Technology Enhanced Science Education
School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
“Remote laboratories: Tolkienian adventures in digital education”
This is a change to the previously announced speaker

Monday 27th November 2023, at 7pm
Professor Paul Digard
Chair of Virology and Deputy Director
The Roslin Institute
University of Edinburgh
“The past, present and possible future of bird flu”

Monday 18th December 2023, at 7pm
Dr Rene Steijl
Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering
James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
“Quantum Computing and its Application in Engineering Simulations”

Monday 29th January 2024, at 7pm
Professor Zoe Shipton OBE FRSE
Professor of Geological Engineering
University of Strathclyde
“A series of fortuitous events: Capture of carbon dioxide by milling of silicate minerals”

Monday 26th February 2024, at 7pm
Professor Colin Snodgrass
Professor of Planetary Astronomy
Univesity of Edinburgh
“Avoiding Killer Asteroids”

Monday 25th March 2024, at 7pm
Professor Barbara Webb FRSE
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
“Inside the brain of a bee”

Monday 29th April 2024, at 7pm
Dr Roger Duffin
Reader in Respiratory Medicine
University of Edinburgh
“The Effect of Nanoparticles on Workers and Health”

Monday 3rd June 2024, at 7pm
Annual General Meeting

Download a printable Programme for the whole session [1 Mbytes PDF]

Unless otherwise announced, meetings are at 7pm at the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL. If Fellows prefer then they will be able to attend via Zoom. When possible these are on the last Monday of the month (September to April, but not December). The AGM is usually on the first Monday of June (to avoid the May Bank Holiday).

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