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199th Session of the Society (2019-20)

The Society's 199th session will start in autumn 2019. Meeting details will be shown below as they are confirmed.

Monday 30th September 2019, at 7pm
Professor George Barakos Dip.Eng. MASc PhD FRAeS
Professor of Aerospace Sciences, University of Glasgow
“A New Beginning in Aerospace”

Monday 28th October 2019, at 7pm
Professor Jason Love FRSC
EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
“Mining the Scrapheap”

Monday 25th November 2019, at 7pm
Dr Cat Hobaiter
Lecturer in Origins of Mind,
University of St Andrews
“Gestural Origins: Exploring the evolutionary origins of human language through great ape gesture”

Monday 27th January 2020, at 7pm
Professor David Manlove MA PhD FHEA
Professor of Algorithms and Complexity,
School of Computing Science,
University of Glasgow
“Designing algorithms for matching markets in healthcare”

Monday 24th February 2020, at 7pm
Simon Milne MBE
Regius Keeper
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
“Around the Botanics in 350 Years”

Monday 30th March 2020, at 7pm
Professor Catherine Heymans FRSE
Professor of Astrophysics, University of Edinburgh
Director of the German Centre for Cosmological Lensing, Ruhr Universitat Bochum
“The dark side of the Universe”

Monday 27th April 2020, at 7pm
Professor J Murray Roberts FRSB
Head of Changing Oceans Research Group
School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
“Understanding deep Atlantic ecosystems”

Monday 1st June 2020, at 7pm
Annual General Meeting

Download a printable Programme for the whole session [1.3 Mbytes PDF]

Unless otherwise announced, meetings are at 7pm at the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL. 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).
‡ this is a change from our previous custom of aiming for the fourth Monday of the month

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