During 2010 and 2011 the RSE delivered a locally tailored, high-quality programme of public lectures, schools’ talks and workshops throughout Dumfries and Galloway. The programme celebrated the region’s strong sense of identity, highlighting the wealth of natural and human resources that exist within South West Scotland.
As a legacy of this original programme, The Holywood Trust has provided funding for a reduced programme of activities to continue in the region until early 2016. This will comprise schools talks and one Public Talk each year.
It is anticipated that the RSE @ The Holywood Trust programme in Dumfries and Galloway will be extended after March 2016.
Here you will find a copy of our school talks programme and application form. In this programme will get a flavour of just some of the speakers we have available, along with their lecture topics. However, if there is something in particular you would like to hear about, we will endeavour to find a speaker to suit.
Our speakers are experts in their fields and cover a range of subject areas, from Science to English Literature to Art and History. Many are willing to work with the teachers to tailor their talk to areas most relevant to class curriculums, and to different age-groups and class sizes.
These events are FREE to schools! The RSE will cover all speakers' costs, including travel and accommodation. All the school needs to provide is a venue for the talk, and of course the audience! Teachers are also asked to supervise the students during the talk and provide feedback after the event.
If you want to book a school talk for your own school or want to find out more,contact Kate Kennedy for more information.
As part of the RSE @ The Holywood Trust programme the RSE deliver one Public Talk each year. Details of forthcoming talks will be available on the RSE Events web page.
April 2013 – Scottish History in Question - An evening with Professor Tom Devine FRSE
June 2014 – Should I Vote? Yes or No?
October 2015 – Gravitational-Wave Astronomy – Professor Martin Hendry FRSE