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The Young Academy of Scotland and its working groups organise meetings and events, both for members-only and for the public.
A revolution is happening. Across the world people are taking control of the devices we use every day, customising them, creating new things and using the sparks of their imagination to change the world. Now it’s your turn, and you can start with the things you have around you.
Following the popular 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES at the Ri and 'How to Hack your Home' series on BBC Four, electrical and electronics engineer, Prof Danielle George will show you how to use modern tools and technologies and things from your home to have fun and make a difference to the world around you.
This show is produced by the Royal Institution, supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Discounted tickets are available to Fellows of the RAEng and Members of the Ri.
Book now for How to hack your home in Edinburgh
Monday 24 October 2016, 9.30 am–4.30 pm
at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22–26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
Dr Gina Netto, Reader/Associate Professor in Migration, Urban Institute, Heriot-Watt University
The prospect of Brexit carries unprecedented and wide-reaching implications for Scotland’s labour market.
This one day event will bring together key policy makers, academics and voluntary organisations to discuss and deliberate the issues raised. It will be informed by economists, academics who work on labour migration, social policy and legislation, policy makers and influencers, and the voluntary sector. We will pool what we already know, identify what we need to know to plan for the future and how we can work together to address these needs.
This event will appeal to those interested in contributing to thinking on this important topic at this crtical moment for Scotland.
The event is free but please register to attend.
Wednesday 9 November–Friday 25 November 2016
Into Film Festival is the biggest youth film festival in the world, with over 3000 events happening across the UK. Screenings will take place all over the country, from Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles, to the southernmost cinema in Scotland, on Whitburn Island. Highlights include screenings in Scotland's Secret Bunker, Edinburgh Zoo, and the Scottish Parliament, and a preview screening of A United Kingdom at Cineworld Parkhead. Many screenings are accompanied by workshops and online educational resources.
All events are free, and this year 100,000 free cinema tickets will also be given away to encourage young people to return to their local cinema after the festival.
Teachers and educators can book tickets for young people via the Into Film website from 6 September.
Thursday 24 November 2016
Lecture: 6–7pm, Drinks reception: 7–8.30pm
Speaker: Doctor Neil Brodie
Venue: St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Castle St, Glasgow, G4 0RH
The Scottish Conservation sector's keynote annual Plenderleith Lecture for 2016 will address a controversial and highly topical subject – the global trafficking of antiquities and other cultural objects. Icon Scotland Group is pleased to welcome this year's speaker – Doctor Neil Brodie, Senior Research Fellow, Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa Project at the University of Oxford.
The lecture will last from 6–7pm and will be preceded by the Icon Scotland Group's AGM (to which all Members are invited) 5.15–5.45pm, and followed by a drinks reception.
A separate free CPD event is being planned for the afternoon of the day, from 2–4pm based around the GSA Mackintosh fire recovery project. More details for this will be available on Eventbrite soon.
Tickets: Icon Member £11, non-Member £13, Icon Student member £6
More details and booking via Eventbrite
Twitter: #Plenderleith2016 @icon_scotland
Back to the Future: Infrastructure for a Changing World
The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Gordon Masterton OBE FREng FRSE, Chair of Future Infrastructure will be held at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 13 December 2016 in the Swann Lecture Theatre, Michael Swann Building, The King's Buildings.
All are welcome. Please confirm attendance by email to Louise Farquharson.