RSE Elects New Fellows for Outstanding Contribution to Scottish Life

RSE Elects New Fellows for Outstanding Contribution to Scottish Life

More than sixty outstanding individuals have been elected to Fellowship of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy. Chosen in recognition of outstanding contributions to their field and achievement in public service, a broad spectrum of expertise is represented in the new list of Fellows. Poet, Edwin Morgan; NATO General Secretary, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen; Musician, John Wallace and Journalist Frances Cairncross are among the top achievers who will join the Fellowship of the RSE, an independent, multidisciplinary body which seeks to act as a think-tank and knowledge resource for the people of Scotland. Following elections held at the RSE’s George Street headquarters on the evening of Monday 3 March 2003, BBC Controller, John McCormick; Leader of the House of Commons, Tam Dalyell, and Businessman, Sir Tom McKillop, were also named as Fellows of the Society.

RSE President, Lord Sutherland of Houndwood said:

The breadth of the RSE’s expertise is one of the key qualities which enables the Society to make a valuable contribution to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland. I am delighted that these distinguished individuals, who encompass such a diverse range of skills and abilities have been elected to the Fellowship. We will be seeking to harness their wisdom, experience and energy to help achieve the aims of the Society and, in turn to be of further benefit to Scotland.

All Newly Elected Fellows:

Honorary Fellows (*1)

HUNT, Richard Timothy, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Principal Scientist, Cancer Research UK.
MORGAN, Edwin George, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Glasgow; Hon Professor, University College of Wales; Poet Laureate of Glasgow.
ROBERTSON, George Islay MacNeill, Secretary-General, NATO.
WÜTHRICH, Kurt, Nobel Prize in Chemistry; Professor of Biophysics, ETHZ, Switzerland; Visiting Professor of Structural Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA.

Corresponding Fellows (*2)

McGREW, William Clement, Professor, Zoology and Anthropology, Miami University, USA.
NEUNZERT, Helmut, Chair of Mathematical Foundation of Physics and Technology, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Ordinary Fellows (*3)

ADAMSON, James, Chairman, amf Insight, Edinburgh.
AINSWORTH, Mark, Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Strathclyde.
ALEXANDER, Alan, Chair, Scottish Water; Emeritus Professor of Local & Public Management, University of Strathclyde.
BANKS, William McKerrell, Professor of Advanced Materials, Director of Centre for Advanced Structural Materials, University of Strathclyde.
BIRCH, David James Stewart, Professor of Photophysics, University of Strathclyde.
BLATT, Michael Robert, Regius Professor of Botany; Head of Plant Sciences, University of Glasgow.
BUTT, John Anthony, Gardiner Professor of Music; Head of Department of Music, University of Glasgow.
CAIRNCROSS, Frances Anne, Management Editor, The Economist.
CALDER, Muffy, Professor of Formal Methods, University of Glasgow.
CHAPLAIN, Mark Andrew Joseph, Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Dundee.
COOKE, Howard John, Head, Chromosome Biology Section, MRC Human Genetics Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Edinburgh.
CRAIG, Robert Cairns, Professor of Scottish and Modern Literature, University of Edinburgh.
CRAWFORD, Thomas Maxton, Chairman, ECS Technology Ltd., South Queensferry.
DALYELL, Tam, Member of Parliament for Linlithgow.
DAVIES, Michael Charles Radcliffe, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Dundee.
DEARY, Ian John, Professor of Differential Psychology, University of Edinburgh.
DOMINICZAK, Anna Felicja, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, Western Infirmary, Glasgow.
EDGAR, William, Group Director, John Wood Group Plc.
FORRESTER, John Vincent, Cockburn Professor of Ophthalmology; Head of Department of Ophthalmology, University of Aberdeen.
FRAME, Margaret Catherine, Professor, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow; Group Leader, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow.
FRANCE, Peter, Professor Emeritus of French, University of Edinburgh.
GILL, Evelyn Margaret, Director, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute.
HARDMAN MOORE, John Halstead, George Watson’s and Daniel Stewarts Professor of Political Economy, University of Edinburgh; Professor of Economic Theory, London School of Economics; Leverhulme Personal Research Professor.
HASZELDINE, Robert Stuart, Reader in Geology, University of Edinburgh.
HOPE, James Arthur David, (The Rt Hon Lord Hope of Craighead). Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
HUNTER, William Nigel, Professor of Structural Biology, University of Dundee.
KERR, Fergus Gordon Thomas, Regent, Blackfriars, Oxford & Edinburgh.
LOGIE, Robert Howie, Anderson Professor of Psychology, University of Aberdeen.
MacKENZIE, John Macdonald, Honorary Research Professor, AHRB Centre for Irish-Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen; Honorary Professor, Universities of Stirling and St Andrews; Professor Emeritus, University of Lancaster.
MARSHALL, Mary Tara, Director, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling.
McCORMICK, John, Controller, BBC Scotland.
McDONALD, James Rufus, Rolls Royce Professor of Power Engineering, University of Strathclyde; Director of Rolls Royce University Technology Centre in Power Systems.
McKELLAR, Quintin Archibald, Scientific Director, Moredun Research Institute; Chief Executive, Moredun Foundation.
McKENZIE SMITH, Ian, President, Royal Scottish Academy.
McKILLOP, Thomas Fulton Wilson, Chief Executive, AstraZeneca.
McMAHON, April Mary Scott, Professor of English Language and Linguistics, University of Sheffield.
MILNE, Robert William, Managing Director, Sermatech Intelligent Applications, Livingston.
MOORE, Johanna Doris, Professor of Artificial Intelligence; Director, Human Communication Research Centre, University of Edinburgh.
MUSCATELLI, Vito Antonio, Daniel Jack Professor of Political Economy; Dean of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow.
PACKARD, Christopher John Dillon, Honorary Professor of Pathological Biochemistry; Consultant Clinical Scientist; Research & Development Director, Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
RAPPORT, Nigel Julian, Professor of Anthropological and Philosophical Studies, University of St Andrews.
READ, Andrew Fraser, Professor of Natural History, University of Edinburgh.
ROBERTSON, Pamela, Senior Curator, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow; Reader, University of Glasgow.
ROBINSON, Ian, Chairman Hilton Group plc, Amey plc, Scottish Enterprise
SAMUEL, Ifor David William, Professor of Physics, Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of St Andrews.
SMART, Brian George Davidson, Head of Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University.
SMITH, Austin Gerard, MRC Research Professor and Head of Institute for Stem Cell Research, University of Edinburgh.
STRACHAN, Hew Francis Anthony, Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford; Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford; Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow.
TOLAND, John Francis, Director, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh; Professor of Mathematics, University of Bath.
WALKINSHAW, Malcolm Douglas, Professor of Structural Biochemistry, University of Edinburgh.
WALLACE, John Williamson, Principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow; Professor, University of London.
WEETMAN, Pauline, Professor of Accounting, University of Strathclyde.
WHATLEY, Christopher Allan, Bonar Professor of Modern History; Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Dundee.
WHITTY, Niall Richard, Visiting Professor, The Law School, University of Edinburgh.
WRIGHT, Alan Finlay, MRC Clinical Scientific Staff, Western General, Edinburgh; Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh.

Key to Criteria for Fellowship:

(*1) Honorary Fellows: of exceptional distinction in their own fields and many are widely known outside their own specialisms. Are internationally renowned, may be of any country or domicile and do not need to have a link with Scotland.
(2*) Corresponding Fellows: of significant international distinction within their own subject or profession. Must be domiciled overseas.
(3*) Ordinary Fellows: of national and international standing, based on quality of innovative contributions to their field, or professional standing and achievement in public service. Must have a connection with Scotland.

Notes for News & Features Editors & Pictures Desks:

Election to Fellowship of the Society honours outstanding achievement across all academic subjects, the professions, the arts, commerce, industry and public life. But conferring the accolade of Fellowship on people recognised as amongst the best minds in Scotland is the beginning, not the end, of the Society’s purpose. The collective expertise and experience of the Fellowship is the underpinning foundation of all the other goals of the Society.


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