New RSE Fellows announced
The names of the 54 distinguished individuals elected to become Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) were announced at an RSE Ordinary Meeting on Monday 3 March 2014. These outstanding people come from a wide variety of disciplines, spanning the arts, business, science and technology sectors. They will join those Fellows, past and present, who have strived to attain the RSE’s founding mission: ‘the advancement of learning and useful knowledge’.
New Fellows are elected each year via a rigorous five-stage nomination process. The breadth of the Fellowship, which includes more than 1500 people from Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond, ensures that the RSE can provide leadership and excellence across all areas of public life.
Commenting, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Sir John Arbuthnott, said, “The Fellowship is at the very heart and soul of the work of the RSE. One of my most rewarding duties is to oversee the highly-selective process that identifies which of the outstanding candidates nominated each year should be recommended for election to the Fellowship of the RSE. With such a great number of highly distinguished individuals joining this year, I have every confidence that they will bring the exceptional skills and experience needed by the RSE to continue its 230-year history of supporting excellence across all areas of academic and public life in Scotland.”