October 2012

October 2012

30th October 2012: RSE@Lochaber: The Navvy, the Priests and the King

Read the summary report of Owen Dudley Edwards lecture on The Navvy, the Priests and the King

School afternoon talk and public evening lecture at Mallaig High School.

Owen Dudley Edwards discussed the author Patrick McGill and how King George V helped him write his masterpiece ‘Children of the Dead End’.

4th October 2012: Women in Stem dissemination event - Edinburgh

The majority of women with qualifications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects do not work in STEM areas.  This is in contrast to men.  The consequence is a serious loss to the economy.  Scotland must address this issue.

On 4 April the Royal Society of Edinburgh launched a Report on: ‘Tapping all our talents. Women in STEM:  a Strategy for Scotland’.  This recommends creating a strategy to increase the proportion of women in the workplace qualified in STEM subjects, and increase the number who rise to senior positions in universities, research institutes, government, business and industry.

This Report was produced by an expert Working Group, chaired by the distinguished astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE FRS FRSE, with Professor Alice Brown CBE FRSE as Vice-Chair.

This event took place at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

2nd October 2012: Franco Scottish Seminar - Arts and Humanities

This was a round-table meeting for academics and policy practitioners from Scotland and from France, to exchange ideas on policy innovation and on youth employment and training policies. Read Franco-Scottish Seminar Report


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