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The R

oyal Society of Edinburgh Directory 2009

The Royal Societyof Edinburgh

Directory 2009

Printed in Great Britain by Henry Ling Limited, Dorchester, DT1 1HD

ISSN 1476-4334

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THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH

DIRECTORY 2009(April 2009-March 2010)

PUBLISHED BY

THE RSE SCOTLAND FOUNDATION

ISSN 1476-4334

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh

22-26 George Street

Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

Telephone : 0131 240 5000

Fax : 0131 240 5024

email: [email protected]

web: www.royalsoced.org.uk

Scottish Charity No. SC 000470

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CONTENTS

CALENDAR APRIL 2009 - MARCH 2010 ........................................ 3

THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THEROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH ................................................... 5

COUNCIL OF THE SOCIETY ............................................................ 7

THE RSE SCOTLAND FOUNDATION ............................................... 9

RSE STAFF ..................................................................................... 11

PROFESSIONAL ADVISERS ............................................................ 13

LAWS OF THE SOCIETY(revised October 2008) ................................................................. 15

STANDING COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL ...................................... 29

SECTIONAL COMMITTEESAND THE ELECTORAL PROCESS .................................................. 39

MEDALS, PRIZES AND PRIZE LECTURESHIPS .............................. 45

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS ................................... 53

GRANTS ........................................................................................ 61

EVENTS ......................................................................................... 65

YOUNG PEOPLE’S PROGRAMME ................................................. 69

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME ................................................... 71

PUBLICATIONS .............................................................................. 73

POLICY ADVICE ............................................................................ 77

SCOTTISH BIOINFORMATICS FORUM .......................................... 79

CONFERENCE FACILITIES ............................................................. 81

DEATHS REPORTED1 February 2008 - 6 July 2009 ...................................................... 83

FELLOWS ELECTED ....................................................................... 85

RSE REPRESENTATION ON EXTERNAL BODIES ............................ 87

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EVENTS

Details of all RSE Events will appear on the web site, in the RSE Newsletter,the bi-annual events diary and in the monthly Fellows’ e-bulletin.

FELLOWS: SOCIAL EVENTS, ELECTIONS, NOMINATIONS

May 11 2009 New Fellows’ Induction DayMay 31*(or last working Closing date for receipt of Fellowshipday of month) nominationsAugust Summer ReceptionsOctober 5 2009 Annual Statutory MeetingNovember Fellows’ Subscriptions dueCoffee Meetings Every Tuesday, from October to March at

10.30am, with a speaker present on the firstTuesday of each month. No meetings duringthe months of April to September.

March 1 2010 Declaration of the result of the Election ofnew Fellows and election of President

RESEARCH AWARD DEADLINES AND EVENTS

Applications/Nominations

April Enterprise Fellowships (STFC, BBSRC, andScottish Enterprise)

May Gannochy Trust Innovation AwardOctober Enterprise Fellowships (STFC, BBSRC, and

Scottish Enterprise) 2nd roundNovember CRF European Visiting Research FellowshipsJanuary Prize NominationsJanuary Arts and Humanities AwardsFebruary Cormack Vacation Research ScholarshipsFebruary Lloyds TSB Research FellowshipsFebruary Royal MedalsMarch Lessells Postgraduate ScholarshipsMarch BP Research FellowshipsMarch Scottish Government Research Fellowships

CALENDAR APRIL 2009 - MARCH 2010

(see ReSourcE and RSE Web Site for updates and further information)

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Events

August Presentation of Royal MedalsSeptember Research Awards ReceptionOctober Gannochy Trust Innovation Award Ceremony

Actual dates will be advertised on the RSE Website, in ReSourcE and in thepress when they become known.

GRANTS APPLICATION DEADLINES

last working days in February, May, August, and November

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION DEADLINES

Exchange Applicationslast working days in January, April, July* and October (*July date may besubject to change on an annual basis)

National Natural Science Foundation of China Joint Project ApplicationsOctober

Potential Applicants should check the RSE website for current dates

ROOMS CLOSED

December 24-31 2009 Christmas 2009January 1-3 2010 New Year 2010April 2-5 2010 Easter 2010

COUNCIL MEETINGS

18 May 20097 September 20097 December 20098 February 2010

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS

20 April 200922 June 20092 November 200925 January 2010

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is an educational charity, registered in

Scotland. Independent and non-party-political, we are working to provide

public benefit throughout Scotland and by means of a growing international

programme. The RSE has a peer-elected, multidisciplinary Fellowship of 1500

men and women who are experts within their fields.

The RSE was created in 1783 by Royal Charter for “the advancement of

learning and useful knowledge”. We seek to provide public benefit in today’s

Scotland by:

- Organising lectures, debates and conferences on topical issues of lasting

importance, many of which are free and open to all.

- Conducting independent inquiries on matters of national and interna-

tional importance.

- Providing educational activities for primary and secondary school students

throughout Scotland.

- Distributing over £2 million to top researchers and entrepreneurs working

in Scotland.

- Showcasing the best of Scotland’s research and development capabilities

to the rest of the World.

- Facilitating two-way international exchange to enhance Scotland’s interna-

tional collaboration in research and enterprise.

- Recognising educational effort and achievement by encouraging and re-

warding it through the award of scholarships, prizes and medals

- Providing both reactive and proactive submissions of expert advice on a

range of topical issues to the Scottish Government (including its Agencies),

Scottish Parliamentary Bodies/Committees; the UK Government (including

its Agencies) and UK Parliamentary Bodies/Committees.

The Society’s Rooms are in the centre of Edinburgh and were extensively

refurbished in 1983 to provide suitable accommodation in which to hold

lectures, conferences and other meetings. In 1994 the Society purchased the

THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THEROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH

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adjacent building at 26 George Street which was refurbished during 1998 by

the RSE Scotland Foundation and linked to the Society’s Rooms to enable

further expansion of the Society’s activities.

A detailed account of the History of the Society was written by Professor Neil

Campbell and Professor R M S Smellie (former General Secretary) for the

Society’s Bicentenary Celebrations in 1983. This describes in detail the ori-

gins and background to the Society. Copies of this volume are available from

the Society’s Office.

In 2006, after almost six years of research by Dr Charles Waterston, General

Secretary, 1986-91, aided by Mr Angus Shearer, the Society published a bio-

graphical list of all former RSE Fellows from 1783 - 2002 (ISBN 0 902 198 84

X). This is available on the RSE website and copies have been sent to the main

deposit libraries, as well as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen and St Andrews

University Libraries.

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COUNCIL OF THE SOCIETYOctober 2008-October 2009

President

Lord Wilson of TILLYORN, KT, GCMG, KStJ, MA, PhD, HonLLD, HonDLitt

Vice-Presidents

Professor Tariq DURRANI, OBE, BEng, MSc, PhD,FREng CEng, FIEE, FIEEE, FREng

Sir Thomas MCKILLOP Kt, BSc, PhD, HonLLD, HonDSc, FRSC, FInstM,FMedSci, FRS

Professor Hector Lewis MACQUEEN, LLB, PHD, FBA

Baron (Naren) PATEL of DUNKELD MBChB, Hon DSc, FRCOG, FMedSci

General Secretary

Professor Geoffrey BOULTON, OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FRS, FGS

Treasurer

Mr Ewan BROWN CBE, MA, LLB, HonDUniv, CA, FCIBS, FRSA

Fellowship Secretary

Professor Peter Henry HOLMES OBE, PhD, BVMS, MRCVS

Ordinary Members

Sir John ARBUTHNOTT, BSc, PhD, ScD, HonLLD, HonDSc,MRIA, FIBiol, Hon FRCPSG

Professor Susan Margaret BLACK ,OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc

Professor Ian Gibson HALLIDAY, MA, MSc, PhD, Hon DSc, FInstP

Professor April Mary Scott MCMAHON, MA, PhD, FBA

Professor Christopher Allan WHATLEY, BA, PhD, FRHistS

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EXECUTIVE BOARD

General Secretary

Professor Geoffrey BOULTON, OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FRS, FGS

Treasurer

Mr Ewan BROWN CBE, MA, LLB, HonDUniv, CA, FCIBS, FRSA

Curator

Professor Duncan MACMILLAN, MA, PhD, HonLLD, Hon Royal ScotishAcademician, FRSA

International Committee Convener

Professor Sir David EDWARD, KCMG, QC, PC, MA, LLB, HonLLD,HonDUniv, Drhc

Programme Convener

Professor David Stanley INGRAM, OBE, VMH, BSc, PhD, MA, ScD, HonDUniv,FIBiol, FIHort, FRCPE, Hon FRSGS

Research Awards Convener

Professor Alan MILLER, FInstP, BSc, PhD, FIEEE

Young People’s Programme Convener

Professor Mary BOWNES, OBE, BSC, DPHIL, CBIOL, FIBIOL, FRES

Chairman of the RSE Scotland Foundation

Professor Andrew MILLER, CBE, BSc, PhD, MA

Chief Executive

Dr William DUNCAN, BSc, PHD, MCIPD

Director of Finance

Miss Kate ELLIS, BSc, FCA

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THE RSE SCOTLAND FOUNDATION

In March 1996 the Society established a charitable trust, the RSE ScotlandFoundation. The Foundation is recognised in Scotland as Scottish charity num-ber SC 024636 and is registered for VAT. The Foundation plays a leading rolein the continued development of the Society’s public outreach activities andhas managed the development of the new premises at 26 George Street,Edinburgh. The President, General Secretary, Treasurer, Curator and a Vice-President of the Society are ex officiis Trustees of the Foundation. The Foun-dation also has a minimum of four nominated Trustees who are appointedby the Council of the Society.

The Caledonian Research Foundation joined with the RSE Scotland founda-tion in March 2009. To ensure a smooth transition, three CRF Governors willserve as nominated Trustees until 2012.

Through its activities in 26 George Street, the Foundation meets its objectiveof preserving and conserving the architectural, scientific and cultural heritageof Scotland. In parallel, the Foundation aims to develop the Scottish public’sunderstanding of science, engineering and technology and the part they playin increasing wealth and quality of life, and to foster greater collaborationbetween the academic and business communities in Scotland. The Founda-tion calls upon the broad intellectual resources of the Fellowship of the Soci-ety in the promotion of these objectives.

RSE SCOTLAND FOUNDATION TRUSTEES(As at 9 April 2009)

ChairmanProfessor Andrew MILLER, CBE, BSc, PhD, MA

Hon Secretary* Professor Geoffrey BOULTON, OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FRS, FGS

Hon Treasurer* Mr Ewan BROWN CBE, MA, LLB, HonDUniv, CA, FCIBS, FRSA

Trustees* Professor Tariq DURRANI, OBE, BEng, MSc, PhD,

FREng CEng, FIEE, FIEEE, FREng * Professor Duncan MACMILLAN, MA, PhD, HonLLD, Hon Royal Scotish

Academician, FRSA* Lord Wilson of TILLYORN, KT, GCMG, KStJ, MA, PhD, HonLLD, HonDLitt

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Professor Graeme BULFIELD, CBE, BSc, PhD, DScProfessor John COGGINS, MA, PhD

Professor Neva HAITES, OBE, PhD, FRCPath, FMedSciProfessor Hector Lewis MACQUEEN, LLB, PhD, FBA

Professor Elizabeth MOIGNARD, MA, DPhil, FSAProfessor Walter NIMMO, BSc, MD, FRCP(Edin, Glas),

FRCA, FANZCA, FFPM, DCPSAProfessor Elizabeth Joyce TAIT, BSc, PhD, FRSA

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Chief Executive Dr William DUNCAN, BSc, PhD,

MCIPD

Accounts Assistant Ms Sheryl ANDERSON

Accounts Officer Mrs Jean GEOGHEGAN, FCCA

Accounts Officer Mr Robert LACHLAN

Admin Receptionist Mrs Isabel HASTIE

Admin Receptionist Ms Rebecca MANN, MAAdmin Receptionist Mrs Karen O’NEILL

Communications Officer Ms Jenny LIDDELL, BA

Conference Centre Assistant Mr George PENDLETON

Conference Centre Co-ordinator Ms Claire SWATTON, MA

Consultations Officer Mr William HARDIE, BA

Director of Business Development Mr Gordon ADAM, MA

Director of Corporate Services Mr Graeme HERBERT

Director of Finance Miss Kate ELLIS, BSc, FCA, DChA

Education Outreach Officer Ms Koren CALDER, MSC, PGCE

Evening Caretaker Mr Robert HUNTER

Events/Education Assistant Miss Catriona HART

Events Manager Mrs Róisín CALVERT-ELLIOTT, BA,

DipHRM, GradIPD, DipIPR,MIPR

Events Officer Ms Åsa SELJESTAD, BA (temporary)

Events Officer Ms Susan WALKER, BA, MA

Evidence and Advice Manager Dr Marc RANDS, BSc, DPhil, FRGS

HR Officer Ms Christel BAUDERE, MCIPD

International Relations Officer Miss Morven CHISHOLM, MA

Journals and Archive Officer Mrs Vicki HAMMOND, BA

Office Services and IT Support Manager Ms Jennifer CAMERON, MA

Parliamentary Liaison Officer Mr Bristow MULDOON, BSc, BA

Personal Assistant to President and Mrs Doreen WATERLAND

Chief Executive

RSE STAFF(at 6 July 2009)

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All staff can be contacted directly by e-mail using the following formatfirst initial and [email protected], [email protected] following addresses should be used for initial contacts

ARCHIVE QUERIES [email protected] TEAM [email protected], ADVICE AND COMMENT [email protected]/SECRETARIAT [email protected] ASSISTANTS [email protected] MATTERS [email protected]/ACCOUNTS [email protected] SECRETARY [email protected] AFFAIRS [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] LIAISON [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] RELATIONS/PRESS [email protected] [email protected] AWARDS OFFICE [email protected] BOOKINGS, CONFERENCE CENTRE [email protected] BIOINFORMATICS FORUM [email protected] PEOPLE’S ACTIVITIES [email protected] [email protected] SITE [email protected]

Policy, Journals and Fellowship Manager Dr Lesley CAMPBELL, BA, MIBiol,MSc, PhD, MBA

Property Services Officer Mr Andy CURRAN

Records Management Project Officer Ms Angela NICHOLSON

Research and International Awards Mrs Anne FRASER, BAManagerResearch Awards Co-ordinator Ms Tracy RICKARD, MBA

Scottish Bioinformatics Forum Director Dr Chris JANSSEN, BSc, PhD

Scottish Bioinformatics Forum Executive Ms Sandra BORTHWICK

Assistant

Technical Support Assistant Mr Brian SCOTT

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PROFESSIONAL ADVISERS

The Society acknowledges, with thanks, the services of the following :

Halifax / Bank of Scotland Bankers

Hurd Rolland Partnership Architects

Henderson Loggie Auditors

A Kirkwood & Son Medallists

McGrigors LLP Lawyers

TSG Limited Computer Consultants

Shepherd & Wedderburn, WS Lawyers

Speirs & Jeffrey & Co Investment Managers

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LAWS OF THE SOCIETY(revised October 2008)

1. THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH, which was instituted by Royal Char-

ter in 1783 for the advancement of Learning and useful Knowledge, shall

consist of Ordinary Fellows (hereinafter termed Fellows), Corresponding

Fellows and Honorary Fellows.

2. Only Fellows shall be eligible to hold office or to vote at any meeting of

the Society, except as provided otherwise by these Laws.

THE COUNCIL

3. a) The Society shall be governed by a Council, the members of which are

its Trustees or Stewards. This shall consist of the following Office-

Bearers, namely, a President, four Vice-Presidents, a General Secretary,

a Treasurer, a Fellowship Secretary and in addition to these Office-

Bearers, Ordinary Members of Council. The total number of such

Office-Bearers and Ordinary Members of Council shall not exceed

thirteen.

b) The Council shall meet at least twice during each Session. In the

absence of the President and all of the Vice-Presidents at a meeting of

the Council, or in the absence of more than three of the Ordinary

Members of Council, then such a meeting shall be inquorate and

adjourned until such time as a quorate meeting may be held.

ELECTION OF COUNCIL

4. The Council shall invite and shall take into account suggestions by Fel-

lows for new Office-Bearers and Ordinary Members of Council to replace

those Fellows whose terms of membership have expired under Law 7.

The election shall be by a postal ballot of all Fellows or such other voting

system as approved under Law 34 and the list of names of persons rec-

ommended by the Council for election shall be issued to the Fellows not

less than one month before the Statutory Meeting, which shall be held

on a date as determined under Law 44. Except as provided by Law 5, the

names of those elected as Office-Bearers and Ordinary Members of Council

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for the ensuing Session shall be announced at the Statutory Meeting.

Scrutineers shall be nominated as provided for in Law 35. Each person

recommended by Council shall be declared elected unless the majority of

Fellows voting shall decide otherwise. Those elected thereby shall take

office immediately following the conclusion of the Business of the Statu-

tory Meeting.

5. The election of the President shall be announced at the first Ordinary

Meeting in the March preceding the Statutory Meeting in October when

he or she will take up office. The election shall be by a postal ballot of all

Fellows or such other voting system as approved under Law 34 and is-

sued not less than one month before the result is to be announced.

Scrutineers shall be nominated as provided for in Law 35. If not already

a member of Council, the President-elect shall be invited to attend Coun-

cil and Committee meetings for the remainder of the Session.

6. In the event of a vacancy arising in any of the Offices enumerated in Law

3 or Law 9, or in the Ordinary membership of Council, the Council shall,

as soon as convenient, appoint a Fellow to fill the vacancy arising, to hold

office until the next Statutory Meeting when the vacancy will be filled by

election in accordance with Law 4.

7. a) All Office-Bearers and Members of Council enumerated at Law 3

shall, subject to re-election at the Statutory Meeting, hold office for

periods not exceeding three consecutive years, with the exceptions of

the General Secretary and the Treasurer, who shall hold office for

periods not exceeding four consecutive years. All Office-Bearers

enumerated at Law 9 shall, subject to re-election at the Statutory

Meeting, hold office for periods not exceeding four consecutive years

b) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions Council may also for spe-

cial reasons propose for re-election for one further year only, a serving

Office Bearer other than the President or a Vice-President, even if

barred by the above stated time limits; such special reason must be

explicitly declared by Council when the ballot is issued to Fellows in

accordance with Law 4 or a Special Meeting called in accordance with

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Law 47 and the special reason must be approved by a two-thirds

majority of those voting before such nominee may be deemed eligi-

ble for re-election.

POWERS OF COUNCIL

8. The Council shall have the following powers:

a) To control all matters concerning the affairs of the Society and set the

overall policy and strategy.

b) To delegate to an Executive Board the conduct of such business of the

Society as the Council decides appropriate for its effective manage-

ment. The General Secretary, the Treasurer, the Office-Bearers

enumerated in Law 9, the Convener of the RSE Scotland Foundation,

the Chief Executive and the Director of Finance (or such other member

of the senior staff chosen by the Chief Executive) shall be members of

the Executive Board, and all these members shall be entitled to vote.

The Executive Board shall have power to co-opt other relevant mem-

bers, but they shall not be entitled to vote.

c) To create specialist advisory committees, including an Audit Commit-

tee, and appoint the members thereof, who may be non-members of

Council and to define the terms of remit and powers of such commit-

tees.

d) To delegate to such Office-Bearers, Committees and persons to be

responsible to Council, the everyday management of such business

as it deems expedient to delegate.

e) To appoint the Chief Executive and determine the remuneration and

conditions of service of all staff.

f) To control and manage the investments of the Society.

g) To ensure there are satisfactory internal control systems for financial

and risk management, and for the good stewardship of the assets of

the Society. To approve the annual budget of the Society.

h) To appoint the Auditors and determine their remuneration.

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i) To approve the Annual Trustees’ Report and Accounts.

j) To award the various prizes vested in the Society, in accordance with

the terms of the respective deeds of gift.

k) To make from time to time Standing Orders for the regulation of the

affairs of the Society.

OTHER OFFICE-BEARERS

9. In addition to the Office-Bearers enumerated in Law 3, there shall be

elected in accordance with Law 4, other Office-Bearers who shall not be

Trustees of the Society, namely, an International Convener, a Programme

Convener, a Research Awards Convener, a Young People’s Programme

Convener and a Curator. Any or all of such Office-Bearers shall be able to

attend meetings of Council but not to vote, when there is business at

Council relevant to the responsibilities of such Office-Bearers.

DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

10. The President shall take precedence of every Fellow of the Society, at their

ordinary place of meeting, and also in all other places, where any number

of the Fellows meet as a Society, Council or Committee.

11. The duties of the President shall be to preside at Meetings, and regulate

all the discussions of the Society and Council; to summon all meetings of

the Council; to call for reports and accounts from Committees and oth-

ers; to check irregularities, and to keep all persons to order; and to execute,

or see to the execution of, all the Laws of the Society. At all such meetings

the President or nominee appointed by him or her in his or her absence,

shall have a casting vote as well as a deliberate vote.

DUTIES OF THE VICE-PRESIDENTS

12. The duties of the Vice-Presidents shall be to discharge the duties of the

President in his or her absence and to undertake such other duties as the

President or Council may from time to time decide. They shall be able to

admit Fellows to the Fellowship in accordance with Law 36.

DUTIES OF THE GENERAL SECRETARY

13. The General Secretary shall be responsible to the Council for the general

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conduct of the Society’s business, excepting that which relates to finance.

He or she shall be Convener, ex-officio, of the Executive Board. He or she

shall prepare and present annually to the Council, the Trustees’ Report to

accompany the Annual Accounts. He or she shall present to the Annual

Statutory Meeting, the approved Trustees’ Report and such other reports

as may be required to inform Fellows of the business of the Council or

Executive Board.

14. He or she may attend all meetings of the Society, Council and Commit-

tees. He or she shall ensure that proper Minutes are kept of the Statutory

and Special Meetings of the Society, and of the meetings of Council and

the Executive Board.

DUTIES OF THE TREASURER

15. The Treasurer shall be responsible to the Council for the proper care and

oversight of the Society’s financial affairs and systems of internal control

for financial and risk management and the good stewardship of its fi-

nance-related assets. He or she shall be Convener of the Investment

Committee ex-officio and in the absence of the General Secretary shall

convene meetings of the Executive Board. He shall be a member ex-

officio of the Audit Committee.

16. He or she shall present annually to the Council for its approval or revision

a proposed Budget for the following fiscal year showing the main sourc-

es of expected income and items of expenditure according to the various

Funds for which the Council is responsible.

17. He or she shall also present to the Council the Accounts for the preceding

financial year, balanced to the thirty-first of March, prepared in accor-

dance with generally accepted and applicable accounting practice and

with relevant legislation. The Accounts shall be audited by a professional

accountant appointed annually by the Council and must be approved by

Council prior to their presentation to the Statutory Meeting.

DUTIES OF THE FELLOWSHIP SECRETARY

18. The Fellowship Secretary shall be responsible to the Council for matters

relating to the election of Fellows, Corresponding Fellows and Honorary

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Fellows and for ensuring the maintenance of records of Fellows, Corre-

sponding Fellows and Honorary Fellows and Candidates for election to

Fellowship. He or she shall be Convener ex-officio of the Fellowship

Committee, and may be appointed by Council to be a member, ex-officio

of the Grants Committee, the Lessells Bequest Committee and the Prize

Committees.

DUTIES OF THE PROGRAMME CONVENER

19. The Programme Convener shall be responsible to the Council for the

organisation of Ordinary Meetings, Symposia and Conferences and oth-

er such meetings as may be approved by the Council. He or she shall be

Convener ex-officio of the Meetings Committee and a member ex-officio

of Organising Committees for Conferences, Symposia and other meet-

ings, and may be appointed by Council to be a member ex officio of the

Young People’s Programme Committee. He or she shall ensure that a

record is kept of Ordinary Meetings, Prize Lectures, Symposia, Conferenc-

es and other meetings organised by the Society.

DUTIES OF THE CURATOR

20. The Curator shall be responsible to Council for the Library and for mat-

ters relating to the National Library of Scotland. He or she shall have

responsibility for ensuring the proper security, care and maintenance of

the Society’s furnishings, treasures, pictures, archives and other such prop-

erty. He or she shall be a member ex-officio of the Editorial Boards.

DUTIES OF THE RESEARCH AWARDS CONVENER

21. The Research Awards Convener shall be responsible to the Council for

matters relating to the award of Research Fellowships, Research Student-

ships, Grants, Medals and Prizes. He or she shall convene, ex-officio, the

Committees responsible for recommending to Council in accordance

with the relevant regulations the award of such Research Fellowships,

Research Studentships, Grants, Medals and Prizes, with the exception of

the Royal Medals and Bicentenary Medals, which it shall be the responsi-

bility of the President to recommend to the Council.

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DUTIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENER

22. The International Convener shall be responsible to the Council for mat-

ters relating to the international activities of the Society. He or she shall

be Convener ex-officio of the International Committee and, with the

Programme Convener, shall be responsible for recommending to Council

the arrangements for conjoint meetings with overseas Academies and

learned Societies.

DUTIES OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S PROGRAMME CONVENER

23. The Young People’s Programme Convener shall be responsible to the

Council for matters relating to activities with young people. He or she

shall convene the Young People’s Programme Committee and shall be a

member ex-officio of the Meetings Committee.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

24. The Council shall appoint a person to be Chief Executive of the Society

and that person shall be responsible to the Council.

25 He or she shall be subject to such directions as may be given by the

President and Council and shall work in close collaboration with the

General Secretary and the Treasurer, and with the other designated Of-

fice-Bearers in the areas of their respective responsibilities. In the absence

of the General Secretary, or other designated Office-Bearer, he or she

shall represent that Office Bearer as necessary. He or she shall not, unless

with the approval of Council, engage in any other employment or hold

office with any other professional body, while holding the office of Chief

Executive and shall be paid such salary as the Council may from time to

time determine.

26. He or she shall be head of the paid staff of the Society and the principal

policy adviser to the Council. He or she will be charged with:

a) The efficient conduct of the Society’s general administration.

b) Attendance, except on such special occasions as may be determined

by the President, at all meetings of the Council and Executive Board

and arranging for appropriate staff to be in attendance at all other

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committee meetings, and the taking of the Minutes thereof, and the

submission of such Minutes to the President, General Secretary, or

Committee Convener as appropriate, for revision or approval.

c) The control of the offices.

d) The direction of all staff employed by the Society and the arrange-

ment of their work.

e) Ensuring the proper communication of information between the So-

ciety’s staff and the Office-Bearers of the Society.

27. He or she shall have the charge and custody of the books, manuscripts

and archives belonging to the Society, together with the papers and

writings relating to the Business of the Society, all of which shall, except

in such cases as the Council shall otherwise order, be kept in the Society’s

Rooms.

OTHER SENIOR STAFF

28. The Council shall appoint such other staff as are necessary for the effi-

cient conduct of the Society’s business and all such staff shall be

responsible to the Chief Executive.

ELECTION OF FELLOWS

29 Details of the procedures for the nomination and election of Fellows shall

be set out in Standing Orders. Each Candidate for admission as a Fellow

shall be proposed by an Ordinary Fellow and recommended by a Certifi-

cate supported by a further two Ordinary, Corresponding or Honorary

Fellows. Each Certificate shall be in the format specified by Council and

shall contain the information required for consideration of the nomina-

tion. Such Certificates shall be delivered to the Society’s Rooms on or

before the last day of May, or such later date as Council may direct, during

the Session preceding that in which the Candidature is to be considered

for Election. Each Certificate, unless earlier withdrawn, shall be valid for

up to three years. Should a Candidate not be elected within the three-

year period of validity of his or her Certificate, a fresh Certificate, valid for

a further three years, may be lodged after two years have elapsed.

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30. The Fellow who signs the Certificate as proposer shall undertake the

responsibility of securing the consent of the Candidate to the nomina-

tion being submitted. The proposer shall undertake to provide, and if

necessary update, the appropriate information required for consideration

of the nomination.

31. The Treasurer or his/her nominee shall be responsible for informing the

Candidate of the payments to be made to the Society before the Candi-

date can be admitted as a Fellow.

32. An alphabetical list of all Candidates whose Certificates are valid at the

closing date determined in accordance with Law 29 shall be prepared

and sent to Fellows before the Annual Statutory Meeting. This list shall

specify the name, status, profession, usual place of residence, and the

qualifications of each Candidate and show the names of the Fellows by

whom each Candidate is supported and recommended and the year of

candidature.

33. A document shall be produced no later than the Annual Statutory Meet-

ing giving the alphabetical list of Candidates prepared according to Law

32 together with a supporting Statement for each Candidate. A copy of

such document shall be available in the Society’s Rooms for inspection by

Fellows or, alternatively, shall be sent to those Fellows who request it.

34. The Council shall select from the list prepared in accordance with Law 32

those candidates which it regards as having the strongest claims for

election. The Council shall appoint Committees by procedures set out in

Standing Orders to advise it in this selection. The number of Candidates

recommended for election shall not exceed that determined annually by

Council. The list of Candidates so recommended by the Council for

election shall be issued to the Fellows not later than the first day of

February and only such recommended Candidates are eligible for elec-

tion. The election of Fellows shall be by a postal Ballot issued to all

Fellows or such other system as Council may propose and is approved at

the Annual Statutory Meeting. The outcome shall be announced at the

first Ordinary Meeting in March. A Candidate shall not be held elected

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unless his or her election is supported by the votes of at least two-thirds

of the Fellows voting.

35. At the Ordinary Meeting preceding the Meeting at which the election

result is to be declared, two Fellows, who shall not be members of Coun-

cil or Office-Bearers, shall be nominated by the President for appointment

as Scrutineers for the election. The Scrutineers only shall examine the

votes and hand their report to the President, who shall declare the result.

36. Each new Fellow, after his or her election, is required to attend the annual

admission Meeting of the Society held on a date determined by Council,

or another Meeting appropriate for admission as shall be determined by

the President. At such Meeting the new Fellow shall be introduced to the

President or, in his or her absence, a Vice-President as provided for in Law

12 who shall address him or her in these words:

In the name and by the authority of THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH,

I admit you a Fellow thereof.

Thereafter he or she shall sign the Roll of Fellows, thereby affirming that

“As an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, I undertake to

do all within my power to uphold the purposes and good name of the

Society”.

The admission of new Fellows to the Society is not complete until this has

been done, although the President may in exceptional circumstances

grant an exemption or deferment to a newly elected Fellow if satisfied

there is good and proper cause for doing so.

37. Each Fellow shall, before he or she is admitted to the privileges of Fellow-

ship, pay an admission fee and a subscription for the year of election.

Except as Council may decide otherwise on an individual basis, each

Fellow shall continue to pay an annual subscription at the beginning of

each session so long as he or she remains a Fellow. The annual subscrip-

tion and admission fee shall be such sums as may be fixed by Council for

the time being.

38. A Fellow, who after application made by the Treasurer, fails to pay any

contribution due by him or her, shall be reported by the Treasurer to the

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Council, and, if the Council sees fit, shall be declared no longer a Fellow.

Notwithstanding such declaration, all arrears of contributions shall re-

main exigible.

CORRESPONDING FELLOWS

39. Corresponding Fellows shall be persons who have attained high interna-

tional standing in any subject within the disciplinary domains of the

Society and who are not normally resident in the United Kingdom. Coun-

cil may nominate a Corresponding Fellow who subsequently becomes

normally resident in the UK to become an Ordinary Fellow, subject to

payment of the normal admission and subscription fees. Not more than

ten persons may be elected as Corresponding Fellows in any one Session.

The procedure for nomination of Corresponding Fellows and for their

election and admission shall be determined by the Council, having re-

gard to Laws 29 to 36.

HONORARY FELLOWS

40. Honorary Fellows shall be members of the Royal House, or persons emi-

nently distinguished in any subject within the disciplinary domains of the

Society. No Honorary Fellow shall be under any obligation to contribute

to the Society’s funds.

41. A member of the Royal House may at any time be proposed by the Coun-

cil to the Fellowship for election. The procedure for nomination of other

candidates for Honorary Fellowship and for their election and admission

shall be determined by the Council, having regard to Laws 29-36. Not

more than four such persons shall be elected as Honorary Fellows in any

one Session.

EXPULSION OF FELLOWS

42. If, in the opinion of Council, the conduct of any Fellow is injurious to the

character or interests of the Society, the Council, may, by registered letter,

require him or her to resign. If he or she fails to do so within one month

of such request, the Council shall call a Special Meeting of the Society to

consider the matter. If a majority consisting of not less than two-thirds of

the Fellows present and voting, decides on expulsion, he or she shall be

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expelled by declaration from the Chair, his or her name shall be erased

from the Roll, and he or she shall forfeit all right or claim in, or to, the

property of the Society.

43. It shall be competent for the Council to remove any person from the Roll

of Honorary Fellows or Corresponding Fellows if, in the opinion of Coun-

cil, his or her remaining on the Roll would be injurious to the character or

interests of the Society. Reasonable notice of such proposal shall be given

to each member of the Council, and, if possible, to the Honorary Fellow

him or herself. Thereafter the decision on the question shall not be taken

until the matter has been discussed at two Meetings of Council, separat-

ed by an interval of not less than fourteen days. A majority of two-thirds

of the members present and voting shall be required for such removal.

MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY

44. A Statutory Meeting for the election of Council, for the presentation of

the Trustees’ Annual Report and reports by the General Secretary and

Treasurer, and such other business as may be arranged by the Council,

shall be held each year on the first Monday of October or exceptionally on

such other Monday in October as may be determined by the Council.

Each Session of the Society shall begin at the date of the Statutory Meet-

ing.

45. Meetings for the reading and discussion of communications and for

general business, herein termed Ordinary Meetings, shall be arranged by

Council and held on such dates as may be deemed suitable.

46. The Business of the Society at the Ordinary Meetings shall be to order,

take account of, consider and discourse on scientific, technological and

literary experiments and observations.

47. A Special Meeting of the Society may be called at any time by direction of

the Council, or, on a requisition to the Council, signed by not fewer than

twenty Fellows. Such meeting shall be convened as soon as practicable,

the date and hour thereof to be determined by the Council, who shall

give not less than seven days’ notice when such meeting is summoned;

no other business shall be transacted. At any Special Meeting of the

Society, fifty Fellows shall constitute a quorum.

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48. The Council may also arrange, from time to time, such symposia, confer-

ences or other meetings as it thinks fit, for discussion of such topics as

may be arranged, or for the admission of Ordinary, Corresponding and

Honorary Fellows.

49. Only Fellows and relevant staff of the Society shall be permitted to be

present during a meeting arranged under Laws 44 or 47, except by the

approval of a two-thirds majority of the Fellows present and voting.

PUBLICATION OF PAPERS

50. The Society shall publish Transactions, Proceedings and such other pub-

lications as may be considered appropriate. The Council, whose decision

is final, is advised on the acceptability, reading and publication of the

papers by those Editorial Boards established by Council for such purpos-

es. Acceptance of a paper for reading shall not necessarily imply acceptance

for publication.

51. Any Fellow who is not in arrears with his or her annual subscriptions and

any Corresponding or Honorary Fellow shall be entitled to purchase avail-

able copies of the Society’s publications on such terms as the Council may

from time to time determine.

ALTERATION OF LAWS

52. Any proposed alteration in the Laws shall be considered by the Council,

due notice having been given to each member of Council. Such alter-

ation, if approved by the Council, shall be proposed from the Chair at the

next Ordinary Meeting of the Society, and in accordance with the Charter,

shall be considered and voted upon at a Meeting, normally a Statutory

Meeting or Special Meeting convened for the purpose, held at least one

month after that at which the motion for alteration shall have been pro-

posed.

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The terms of office of the Society’s Officers are defined under the Laws of theSociety in Law 7. For other members of Standing Committees and EditorialBoards, the following rules will normally apply:

Ordinary members of Standing Committees will serve for three years. Con-veners of Standing Committees will hold office for not more than three years,whether or not they have previously served as ordinary members of the Com-mittee. Members of Editorial Boards are appointed initially for four years.Executive Editors are eligible for reappointment after completing their fouryears in post. Executive Editors may also have previously served on the Boardfor up to four years.

Ordinary members of Standing Committees and Editorial Boards are eligiblefor re-election after one year. Conveners of Standing Committees are eligiblefor re-election after three years.

STANDING COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL

Terms of Office

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MEMBERSHIP OF COUNCIL AND COMMITTEESSESSION 2008/2009

*denotes ex-officio member of Committee

Normal RetiralDate

MAIN

COUNCIL

Lord WILSON of TILLYORN (President) * 2011Lord PATEL of DUNKELD (Vice-President) * 2009Sir Thomas McKILLOP (Vice-President) * 2009Professor T S DURRANI (Vice-President) * 2010Professor H L MacQUEEN (Vice-President) * 2011Professor G S BOULTON (General Secretary) * 2010Professor P H HOLMES (Fellowship Secretary) * 2011Professor E BROWN (Treasurer) * 2012Professor S M BLACK 2009Professor A M S McMAHON 2009Professor C A WHATLEY 2009Sir John ARBUTHNOTT 2010Professor I G HALLIDAY 2011

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Professor G S BOULTON (General Secretary) * 2010Professor E BROWN (Treasurer) * 2012Professor D S INGRAM (Programme Convener) * 2009Professor Andrew MILLER (RSE Scotland Foundation)* 2009Professor Sir David EDWARD (International Committee Convener) * 2010Professor M BOWNES (Young People’s Programme Convener) * 2011Professor S A BROWN (Education Deputy Convener) * 2011Professor J D MacMILLAN (Curator) * 2011Professor Alan MILLER (Research Awards Convener) * 2011

FELLOWSHIP

Professor P H HOLMES (Fellowship Secretary) 2011Lord WILSON of TILLYORN (President) * 2011Professor S M BLACK (Council Observer) 2009Lord PATEL of DUNKELD (Vice-President) * 2009Sir John ARBUTHNOTT (Council Observer) 2010Professor G S BOULTON (General Secretary) * 2010Professor T S DURRANI (Vice-President) * 2010Sir Thomas McKILLOP (Vice-President) * 2011Professor H L MacQUEEN (Vice-President) * 2011Professor E BROWN (Treasurer) * 2012

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BP RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS TRUST

Lord WILSON of TILLYORN (Chairman)* 2011Professor G S BOULTON * 2010Professor E BROWN * 2012

RSE SCOTLAND FOUNDATION

Professor Andrew MILLER (Chairman) 2009Professor G S BOULTON (Honorary Secretary)* 2010Professor E BROWN (Honorary Treasurer) * 2012Professor G BULFIELD 2010Professor J R COGGINS 2010Professor T S DURRANI * 2010Professor E J TAIT 2010Professor J D MacMILLAN * 2011Professor H L MacQUEEN 2011Lord WILSON of TILLYORN * 2011Professor E A MOIGNARD 2012Dr W S NIMMO 2012Professor N HAITES 2012

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES

AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Sir Brian IVORY (Convener) 2012Professor Andrew MILLER 2009Lord PATEL of DUNKELD * 2009Professor T S DURRANI * 2010Professor H L MacQUEEN * 2010Professor E BROWN * 2012

INVESTMENT

Professor E BROWN (Convener) * 2012Professor G S BOULTON * 2010Professor T S DURRANI * 2010Professor Andrew MILLER 2011Dr W SCOTT 2011Dr W S NIMMO 2012Mrs A RICHARDS 2012Mr D RITCHIE 2012

STAFFING

Professor G S BOULTON (Convener) * 2010Professor T S DURRANI * 2010Professor E BROWN * 2012

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PRIZES AND ROYAL MEDALS

W S BRUCE MEDAL

Professor V B PROUDFOOT (Convener) 2010Professor I L BOYD 2010Professor D E SUGDEN 2010Professor Alan MILLER * 2011

PRIZES

Professor Alan MILLER (Convener) 2011Sir Thomas McKILLOP * 2009Lord PATEL of DUNKELD * 2009Professor T S DURRANI * 2010Professor D S INGRAM * 2011Professor H L MacQUEEN * 2011

ROYAL MEDALS

Lord WILSON of TILLYORN (Convener)* 2011Lord PATEL of DUNKELD * 2009Professor G S BOULTON* 2010Professor T S DURRANI * 2010Professor E BROWN * 2012Professor P H HOLMES * 2011Professor H L MacQUEEN * 2011Professor A MILLER * 2011

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OPERATIONAL COMMITTEES

EDITORIAL BOARDS - PROCEEDINGS A

Prrofessor B RYNNE (Chairman and Executive Editor) 2012Professor A A RANICKI (Deputy Chairman) 2011Professor A M DAVIE (Executive Editor) 2009Professor M AINSWORTH (Executive Editor) 2012Professor D J HIGHAM 2011Professor A W HOOD 2011Professor S B KUKSIN 2011Professor J D MACMILLAN * 2011Professor D G DRITSCHEL 2012Professor J HOWIE 2012Professor X MAO 2012

EDITORIAL BOARDS - TRANSACTIONS

Professor P M BISHOP (Chairman and Executive Editor) 2009Dr C H DONALDSON (Deputy Chairman and Executive Editor) 2009Dr A B SMITH (Executive Editor) 2009Professor N TREWIN (Executive Editor) 2009Professor J D MacMILLAN * 2011Dr D J FETTES 2011Professor M J BENTON 2012Professor M I BIRD 2012Professor E M GILL 2012Professor J GRACE 2012Ms M P HENTON 2012Professor M J SIEGERT 2012Professor C E SNAPE 2012Professor R THOMPSON 2012Professor A M ZIOLKOWSKI 2012

EDUCATION

Lord SUTHERLAND of HOUNDWOOD (Convener) 2011Professor S A BROWN (Deputy Convener) 2011Professor G S BOULTON * 2010Professor J R COGGINS 2011Professor C M GRAHAM 2011Dr J McLURE 2011Professor L J PATERSON 2011Dr P THOMSON 2011Dr J M BROWN (Observer) 2011

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GRANTS

Professor Alan MILLER (Convener) 2011Professor C G BROWN 2009Professor M GIBBY 2009Professor D W McCRONE 2009Professor R OCONE 2009Professor P R SCHLESINGER 2009

INTERNATIONAL

Professor Sir David EDWARD (Convener) * 2010Professor T S DURRANI (Deputy Convener) 2010Professor A D MORRIS 2009Professor E M CLIVE 2010Professor J L FITZPATRICK 2010Professor E M SCOTT 2010Professor A M FINDLAY 2011Professor G D CAIE 2012Professor C A JEFFERY 2012Mr D KLEINBERG (Scottish Government Observer) N/AMs I YOUNG (Scottish Government Observer) N/ATBC (Scottish Parliament Observer) N/A

MEETINGS

Professor D S INGRAM (Convener) 2009Professor J S RICHARDSON (Deputy Convener) 2009Professor P M BISHOP 2009Professor G C BORTHWICK 2009Professor S GULLIVER 2009Professor M J PADGETT 2009Professor J A BEATH 2011Professor J E BELL 2011Professor S J BROWN 2011The Duke of BUCCLEUCH and QUEENSBERRY 2011Professor J R COGGINS 2011Sir Andrew CUBIE 2011Professor J E HILLSTON 2011Professor J B I McDONALD 2011Professor S L MANNING 2011Professor G PENDER 2011Professor D H SAXON 2011

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YOUNG PEOPLE

Professor M BOWNES (Convener) 2011Professor J B I McDONALD (Deputy Convener) 2009Mr R HOYLE (Temporary Member) 2009Dr J McCORMICK 2010Professor J J SMITH 2010Professor S M BLACK 2011Dr G LANG 2011Professor G PENDER 2011Ms C WILLIAMS 2011

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

BP

Professor Alan MILLER (Convener) 2011Professor A R BUNDY 2009Professor M D DAWSON 2009Professor P A MADDEN 2009Professor A C TODD 2009Professor A M ASENOV 2010Professor K J HUNT 2011Mr D CAMPBELL (BP Observer) N/A

CRF EUROPEAN VISITING

(AND CRF ARTS AND LETTERS PRIZE LECTURE)

Professor J S RICHARDSON (Chairman) 2011Professor E J COWAN 2009Professor D S INGRAM * 2009Professor E A MOIGNARD 2009Professor I B M RALSTON 2009Professor A BROADIE 2010Professor G D CAIE 2010Professor J H OHLMEYER 2011

LLOYDS TSB FOUNDATION FOR SCOTLAND

AND CRF BIOMEDICAL

Professor Alan MILLER (Convener) 2011Professor S DELLA SALA 2009Professor E C JOHNSTONE 2009Professor N B PITTS 2009Professor H J WILLISON 2010Professor D A CANTRELL 2011Professor J R COGGINS 2011Professor Ian DEARY 2011Professor J R SECKL 2011Ms C HENDERSON (Lloyds TSB Foundation Observer) N/A

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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

Professor Alan MILLER (Convener) 2011Professor S M BARNETT 2009Professor D J S BIRCH 2009Professor J H NAISMITH 2009Professor J M C CONNELL 2010Professor C P DOWNES 2010Professor A TATE 2010Professor A WERRITTY 2010Professor W F G MECKLENBRAUKER 2011Professor P MONAGHAN 2011Professor M E RYAN 2011Ms I DONNELLY (Observer) N/A

ENTERPRISE FELLOWSHIPS

BBSRC

Professor J R COGGINS (Convener) 2009Dr J R BROWN 2009Dr M C PARKER 2009Dr P DOYLE 2010Dr D HARDMAN 2010Dr F MARSTON 2010Professor G BULFIELD 2011Mr S MORRIS 2011Mr A KEATING N/AMr A WEBB (BBSRC Observer) N/A

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

Mr E CUNNINGHAM (Convener) 2009Professor J L MURRAY 2010Professor A J R PORTER 2010Professor D A RITCHIE 2010Mr I C RITCHIE 2010Professor G BULFIELD 2011Mr S Morris 2011Professor I UNDERWOOD 2011Mr A KEATING N/AMr G LAIRD N/A

STFC

Professor I G HALLIDAY (Convener) 2011Mr C CUNNINGHAM 2009Professor K M SMITH 2011Dr G LOVE 2012Dr D RAMSDEN 2012Ms S FULER (STFC Observer) N/AMr A KEATING N/AMr S MORRIS N/A

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OTHER AWARDS

ARTS AND HUMANITIES AWARDS

Professor A M S McMAHON (Convener) 2009Professor J B I McDONALD (Deputy Convener) * 2009Professor A BROADIE 2009Professor P H HOLMES 2009Professor J D MACMILLAN 2009Professor M G H PITTOCK 2009Professor J S RICHARDSON 2009Professor P R SCHLESINGER 2009Professor C A WHATLEY 2009Professor I A WHYTE 2009Professor H L MacQUEEN 2012

CRF BIOMEDICAL PRIZE LECTURE / CRF BIOMEDICAL CONFERENCE

Professor D T BAIRD (Chairman) 2011Professor D S INGRAM * 2009Professor P G E KENNEDY 2010Professor J R COGGINS 2011Professor N HAITES 2011Professor A S McNEILLY 2011Professor J R SECKL 2011

ROBERT CORMACK BEQUEST

Professor J C BROWN (Chairman) * N/AProfessor A LAWRENCE (Deputy Chairman) * N/ADr H FRASER 2009Professor D C HEGGIE 2009Dr T NEUKIRCH 2009Dr J REID 2010Professor K D HORNE * N/A

GANNOCHY TRUST INNOVATION AWARD

Lord CULLEN of WHITEKIRK (Convener) 2010Dr R LEATHER 2009Professor A D MILNE 2009Professor E BROWN 2010Dr I P SWORD 2010Professor A C WALKER 2010

JOHN MOYES LESSELLS BEQUEST

Professor D D DRYSDALE (Convener) 2010Professor G PENDER 2010Professor J M REESE 2010Professor K J HUNT 2011Dr I K McEWAN 2011Professor Alan MILLAR 2012

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The Council appoints thirteen Sectional Committees, corresponding to thedisciplinary categories of the Fellowship, to take office on 1 June each year.Members of Sectional Committees are appointed by Council at the recom-mendation of the Fellowship Committee and will normally serve for a periodof three years. Conveners will hold office for not more than three years,whether or not they have previously served as ordinary members of the com-mittee. Members of Sectional Committees who have retired by rotation arenot normally eligible for reappointment until after three years.

Sectional Committees serve as an essential element in the Election Procedurefor Candidates for Fellowship. They represent the first stage in a five-stageselection process also including Sector Groups, the Fellowship Committee,Council and the Fellowship. Each September/October, Sectional Committeesconsider and prioritise the candidates nominated in their areas. These nomi-nations are considered competitively within each Sector Group of cognateSectional Committees (Life Sciences; Physical, Engineering and InformaticSciences; Humanities and Creative Arts; and Social Sciences, Education, Busi-ness and Public Service, using the allocation of provisional Fellowship placesas decided by Council in September. Each Sector Group is chaired by a rel-evant Vice-President. The Fellowship Committee considers the Groups’ listsof recommended candidates, and these are then resolved by Council beforethe list goes to the Fellowship for a postal ballot. The result of the election isannounced the following March.

Sectional Committees may also be asked to provide specialist advice to Council,as appropriate, on such matters as the programme of events, nominationsfor prizes, and the Society’s policy advice work. So far as possible, Council willinform Sectional Committees in September of business, additional to theFellowship election procedure, which it will require of each Committee inthat year.

SECTIONAL COMMITTEESAND THE ELECTORAL PROCESS

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SECTIONAL COMMITTEES

A1 Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences

A2 Clinical Sciences

A3 Organismal and Environmental Biology

A4 Cell and Molecular Biology

B1 Physics, Astronomy and Electrical Engineering

B2 Earth Sciences and Chemistry

B3 Engineering

B4 Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics

C1 Language, Literature and History

C2 Philosophy, Theology and Law

C3 History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts

D1 Economic and Social Sciences

D2 Business, Management and Public Affairs

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MEMBERSHIP OF SECTIONAL COMMITTEES

(2008-2009 Election Cycle)

A1: Biomedical and CognitiveSciencesProfessor Andrew Morris(Cnvnr)Professor Michael BurtonProfessor Ian J DearyProfessor Gerard GrahamProfessor Paul HaganProfessor John HayesProfessor Derek JohnstonProfessor Neil MacraeProfessor Robert MillarProfessor Stuart H RalstonProfessor Stephen D ReicherProfessor William Stimson

A2: Clinical SciencesProfessor Anna Dominiczak (Cnvnr)Professor David BarlowProfessor Shomi BhattacharyaProfessor Douglas BlackwoodProfessor Harry CampbellProfessor Sir Gordon DuffProfessor Malcolm DunlopProfessor Emad El-OmarProfessor Tessa HolyoakeProfessor Ruth JarrettProfessor Kenneth McCollProfessor Max MurrayProfessor John MullinsProfessor Frank Odds

GROUP A: LIFE SCIENCES

A3: Organismal and Environmen-tal BiologyProfessor John Speakman (Cnvnr)Professor Steve AlbonProfessor Stephen BucklandProfessor John W CrawfordProfessor Mary GibbyProfessor David MacdonaldProfessor Neil MetcalfeProfessor Hugh G MillerProfessor Karl J OparkaProfessor Josephine PembertonProfessor John RavenProfessor Sarah Wanless

A4: Cell and Molecular BiologyProfessor Julian Blow (Cnvnr)Professor Robin AllshireProfessor Richard CogdellProfessor Geoffrey GaddProfessor David GillespieProfessor Ian JacksonProfessor Walter KolchProfessor Jim H NaismithDr Helen SangProfessor Tom StrachanProfessor David TollerveyProfessor Malcolm WalkinshawProfessor Malcolm White

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B1: Physics, Astronomy andElectrical EngineeringProfessor Eric Priest (Cnvnr)Professor Stephen BarnettProfessor Kishan DholakiaProfessor Anthony T DoyleDr Andrew KnoxProfessor Stephen LeeProfessor Stephen McLaughlinProfessor John PeacockProfessor Wilson PoonProfessor Guenther RosnerProfessor Ian Underwood

B2: Earth Sciences and ChemistryProfessor Kevin J Edwards (Cnvnr)Professor Michael BentonProfessor Michael BirdProfessor Mark BradleyProfessor Anthony L HarrisProfessor Paul MaddenProfessor William MotherwellProfessor David O’HaganDr Andrew B SmithProfessor William E SmithProfessor Kathryn A WhalerProfessor John R Underhill

GROUP B: PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING AND INFORMATIC SCIENCES

B3: EngineeringProfessor John Swaffield (Cnvnr)Professor Patricia ConnollyProfessor Michael FordeProfessor Roderick GalbraithProfessor John HancockDr Ian McEwanProfessor Gordon MastertonProfessor Anne NevilleProfessor Raffaella OconeProfessor Gareth PenderProfessor Jason M ReeseProfessor Jose ToreroProfessor Robin Wallace

B4: Informatics, Mathematicsand StatisticsProfessor Chris Eilbeck (Cnvnr)Professor Kenneth FalconerProfessor Gavin GibsonProfessor Alan W HoodProfessor Des HighamProfessor Andrew McGettrickProfessor Johanna D MooreProfessor Marian ScottProfessor Brian StraughanProfessor Joseph S SventekProfessor John D M Wright

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C1: Language, Literature andHistoryProfessor Hew Strachan (Convener)Professor John L BrockingtonProfessor Graeme D CaieProfessor Peter FranceProfessor William HardcastleProfessor Nigel LeaskProfessor Susan L ManningProfessor Elizabeth MoignardProfessor Ian RalstonProfessor John Richardson

C2: Philosophy, Theology andLawProfessor David Fergusson (Cnvnr)Professor Graeme AuldProfessor John CairnsProfessor David Carey MillerLord Cullen of WhitekirkProfessor R Anthony DuffDr Alison ElliotProfessor David JasperRev Gilleasbuig MacMillanProfessor Alan MillarProfessor Olivia RobinsonProfessor Mona Siddiqui

GROUP C: HUMANITIES AND CREATIVE ARTS

C3: History, Theory and Practiceof the Creative and PerformingArtsDr John McCormick (Cnvnr)Professor John ButtMr John LeightonProfessor Duncan MacmillanProfessor Richard MurphyDr James F RobertsonProfessor Adrienne ScullionProfessor Iain B Whyte

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D1 Economic and Social SciencesProfessor John Beath (Cnvner)Professor Brian AshcroftProfessor Paul BoyleProfessor Janet CarstenProfessor David P FrisbyProfessor Jim GallagherProfessor James HunterProfessor Tim IngoldProfessor Charles JefferyProfessor Ronald MacDonaldProfessor Mandy Ryan

GROUP D: SOCIAL SCIENCES, EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICE

D2 Business, Management andPublic AffairsMs Eileen Mackay (Cnvnr)Mr Donald R AndersonDr Robert BlackProfessor George C BorthwickProfessor Jane BowerSir Duncan MichaelProfessor Anton MuscatelliProfessor Jeremy A PeatProfessor Nigel B PittsMr David Sibbald

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh awards Medals, Prizes and Prize Lectureships,details of which are given below. Prizes and Prize Lectureships carry monetaryawards. Details of recent Award-winners can be found in the RSE Year Books2001 and 1993 and in the Annual Review of the Session from 2000-2001onwards. Appendix I shows the awards to be given over the next four years.

2009-2010 Prizes

The following Prizes will be available in 2010 (nominations close on 31January 2010 unless otherwise stated). Application details are available onthe RSE website.

W S Bruce MedalRoyal MedalGannochy Trust Innovation Award (£50,000) (May closing date)IEEE/RSE/Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award (US $20,000)MakDougall-Brisbane Prize (£250)CRF Prize Lectureship (£1500)BP Prize Lectureship (£500)

MEDALS

DAVID ANDERSON BERRY MEDAL

This Medal was established in 1930 as a result of a donation from Dr DavidAnderson-Berry. It is awarded quinquennially for recent work on the effectsof X-rays and other forms of radiation on living tissues. Published work istaken into consideration if submitted to the Society with the application.Next award 2014.

BICENTENARY MEDAL

This Medal was instituted by Council in 1983 to commemorate the bicentenaryof the Society and recognises distinguished Service to the Society.

HM Queen Elizabeth II presented the first four medals on the occasion of heropening of the refurbished Rooms on 25 June 1983. Awards are normallymade triennially, in the last year of each Presidency. Next award 2011.

MEDALS, PRIZES AND PRIZE LECTURESHIPS

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W S BRUCE MEDAL

Instituted in 1923, this Medal commemorates the work of Dr W S Bruce, anexplorer and scientific investigator in polar regions. The Society acts as trusteefor administration of the Bruce Medal fund and the award is made by a jointCommittee appointed by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal PhysicalSociety and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

The Bruce Medal is awarded quinquennially and it is open to workers of allnationalities, preferably of Scottish birth or origin, and preferably at theoutset of their careers. The Medal is for some notable contribution to Zool-ogy, Botany, Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography or Geography. It shouldrepresent new knowledge, or be the outcome of a personal visit to polarregions by the recipient. Next award 2010.

KEITH MEDAL

This Medal was inaugurated in 1827 as a result of a gift from Alexander Keithof Dunottar, the first Treasurer of the Society. It is awarded quadrennially fora paper on a scientific subject presented in the first instance to the RoyalSociety of Edinburgh, preference being given to a paper containing a discov-ery.

The Medal is awarded alternately, provided that a paper worthy of recom-mendation has been received, for a paper published in:

(i) Proceedings A (Mathematics) or(ii) Transactions (Earth and Environmental Sciences).

Next award 2011 for a paper published in Transactions.

NEILL MEDAL

This Medal was first awarded in 1859, following a bequest received in 1851from the late Dr Patrick Neill, a distinguished Scottish Naturalist. It is awardedtriennially for a work or publication, by a Scottish Naturalist, preferably basedin Scotland, on some branch of Natural History, completed or publishedwithin the last five years. Next award 2011.

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ROYAL MEDAL

These Medals were instituted by Her Majesty The Queen in the year 2000.They are awarded annually, to individuals who have achieved distinction andare of international repute in any of the following categories: Life Sciences;Physical and Engineering Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Businessand Commerce. Candidates for the Royal Medals need not be RSE Fellowsand should, preferably, have a Scottish connection, irrespective of place ofdomicile.

GANNOCHY TRUST INNOVATION AWARD

The Gannochy Trust Innovation Award, instituted in 2002 and funded by TheGannochy Trust, will be made annually to an individual working in Scotlandwho has shown an outstanding record of innovation and achievement. TheMedal will be awarded to an individual and not to a company, althoughmedallists may be carrying out their work in, or in collaboration with, Scot-tish-based small to medium sized enterprises. Nominees should be aged 45or under.

IEEE / RSE WOLFSON JAMES CLERK MAXWELL AWARD

The IEEE and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, with funding from WolfsonMicroelectronics plc, created a joint award in November 2006 to recognizegroundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on thedevelopment of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields. Theannual IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award includes a US $20 000(or British pound sterling equivalent) honorarium, a gold medal, and a certifi-cate.

Recipient selection is performed by a joint IEEE/RSE Selection Committeewhich is administered by the IEEE Awards Board. The award is open to any-one who has made groundbreaking contributions to the electronics orelectrical engineering fields. Up to three individuals may share the award. It isexpected that recipients of the IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Awardwill, within the first year subsequent to the receipt of the award, make apresentation in Scotland about their work.

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PRIZES

MAKDOUGALL BRISBANE PRIZE

This Prize was founded in 1855 by Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, whowas the fourth President of the Society and who held office for twenty-eightyears.Awarded biennially, with preference given to a person working in Scot-land who has no more than fifteen years postdoctoral experience, for particulardistinction in the promotion of scientific research.

The Prize is awarded sequentially to research workers in the following fields:

(i) Physical Sciences(ii) Engineering Sciences(iii) Biological Sciences

The award for 2010 is in the field of of Physical Sciences.

ALEXANDER NINIAN BRUCE PRIZE

This Prize is funded by the Henry Dryerre Fund established under the will ofthe late Mrs Agnes Dryerre. It is awarded quadrennially for meritorious re-search in Medical or Veterinary Physiology, to a person working in a ScottishHigher Education Institution, with preference given to a person who has nomore than fifteen years postdoctoral experience. Next award 2011.

PRIZE LECTURESHIPS

BP PRIZE LECTURESHIP IN THE HUMANITIES

In 1990, British Petroleum provided an endowment to create a Prize Lecture-ship in the Humanities. The first Prize Lectureship was awarded in 1991.Awarded biennially to a person working in a Scottish Higher Education Insti-tution, with preference given to a person who has no more than fifteen yearspostdoctoral experience.

It is awarded sequentially in the following subject areas:

(i) Language, Literature and the Arts(ii) Archaeological and Historical Studies(iii) Social Studies(iv) Philosophy, Theology and Law

Next award 2010 in the field of Archaeological and Historical Studies.

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BRUCE PRELLER PRIZE LECTURESHIP

In 1929 the Society, having received the bequest of the late Dr Charles DuRiche Preller, an electrical engineer and amateur geologist, instituted thisbiennial Prize Lectureship to be given to an outstanding scientist. It is awardedsequentially in the following areas:

(i) Earth Sciences(ii) Engineering Sciences(iii) Medical Sciences(iv) Biological Sciencesor, at the discretion of Council, in some other branch of science.

Next award 2011 in the field of Biological Sciences.

CRF PRIZE LECTURESHIP

in Biomedical Sciences and Arts & Letters

In 1990, as part of a five-year Agreement with Caledonian Research Founda-tion, the Society created an annual Prize Lectureship in Biomedical Science. In1994 it was agreed that the Prize Lectureship would alternate annually be-tween Biomedical Sciences and Arts & Letters subjects. The next Lectureshipwill be in Biomedical Sciences. The Biomedical Sciences Lectureship is nor-mally awarded to a scientist working outside the United Kingdom. There isno geographical restriction on the domicile of the Prize Lecturer in Arts andLetters.

Prize Lecturers are expected to be of the highest international repute, with norestriction on nationality. The Prize Lecture is normally given at a number oflocations in Scotland. Next award 2010 in the field of Arts and Letters.

HENRY DRYERRE PRIZE LECTURESHIP

In 1989, the Society received the entire estate of the late Mrs Agnes Dryerre,to establish a fund to be used principally to support research in Physiology.The Fund is named after her late husband, Henry Dryerre, who was a Profes-sor of Veterinary Physiology at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh.The Prize Lectureship is awarded quadrennially to a distinguished scholar inthe field of medical research. Next award 2012.

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HENRY DUNCAN PRIZE LECTURESHIP

In 1990, as part of its Purchase of Rooms Appeal, the Society received adonation from the Trustee Savings Bank (Scotland), from which Council cre-ated a Prize Lectureship named after the Reverend Henry Duncan, founder ofthe first Trustee Savings Bank. It is awarded triennially to a scholar of anynationality for work of international repute in Scottish Studies. Next award2012.

GUNNING VICTORIA JUBILEE PRIZE LECTURESHIP

This Prize Lectureship was founded in 1887 by His Excellency Dr R H Gunning,who spent much of his life in Brazil and was noted for his generosity. It isawarded quadrennially in recognition of original work by scientists residentin or connected with Scotland. It is awarded sequentially in the followingareas:

(i) Chemistry(ii) Physics(iii) Pure or Applied Mathematics

Next award 2012 in the field of Pure or Applied Mathematics.

JAMES SCOTT PRIZE LECTURESHIP

In 1918 a Prize Lectureship was established in memory of James Scott, afarmer at East Pittendreich, near Brechin, by the Trustees of his Bequest. Thisis awarded quadrennially for a lecture on the fundamental concepts of Natu-ral Philosophy. Next award 2011.

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APPENDIX I (Prizes)

Awards to be made during the next four Years

NAME OF AWARD 2010 2011 2012 2013

David Anderson-Berry Medal

Bicentenary Medal x

W S Bruce Medal x

Keith Medal x

Neill Medal x

Royal Medal x x x x

Gannochy Trust Innovation Award x

IEEE/RSE/Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell x

Award

Makdougall-Brisbane Prize (£250) x x

Alexander Ninian Bruce Prize (£250) x

BP Prize Lectureship (£500) x x

Bruce-Preller Prize Lectureship (£500) x x

CRF Prize Lectureship

(alternates between Biomedical Sciences

and Arts & Letters) (£1500) x x x x

Henry Dryerre Prize Lectureship (£500) x

Henry Duncan Prize Lectureship (£500) x

Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize

Lectureship (£500) x

James Scott Prize Lectureship (£500) x

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh administers various Research Fellowshipschemes operated through Fellowship Selection Committees, whose mem-bers are listed on pages36-38. Details of the schemes are given below.

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

Particular emphasis is given to research proposals designed to enhance thetransfer of ideas and technology from the research community, to securewealth creation and/or improvement of the quality of life and must align toone or more of the Scottish Government’s National Outcomes.

PERSONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS(co-funded by Marie Curie Actions)

Funded on an annual basis by the Scottish Government with additional sup-port from the European Union Framework Programme Seven (EU FP7), MarieCurie Actions.

Personal Research Fellowships are normally tenable for up to five years andare available to postdoctoral researchers who normally have between twoand six years postdoctoral research experience. The Fellowships must be heldin Scottish Higher Education Institutions and seek to encourage research andscholarship at the highest levels, particularly where this is of industrial orcommercial significance to Scotland.

The EU FP7 funds allow the Research Fellow to travel overseas for up to oneyear to build collaborative links and develop research networks. Funding forpre- and post-overseas visits is also available to the Research Fellow throughthe RSE’s International Exchange programme.

SUPPORT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Funded on an annual basis by the Scottish Government.

Support Research Fellowships are available for 12 months to lecturer gradeor equivalent level staff, in Scottish Higher Education Institutions, to providethe opportunity to take a year away from teaching duties and concentrate onresearch. The Society reimburses the employer the cost of a replacementmember of the teaching staff.

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

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There is a Scottish Government Observer on the Selection Committee whichmeets in April and May each year to assess applications. The Scottish Govern-ment Research Fellowships are advertised in January each year with a closingdate in late March.

CRF PERSONAL

These postdoctoral Fellowships were created in 1990 as part of an Agree-ment with the Caledonian Research Foundation, which has now joined withthe RSE Scotland Foundation, and are for research in the biomedical sciences.This covers biological, biochemical, physical and clinical sciences related toMedicine. Fellowships are tenable for up to three years. Applicants will berequired to pursue research in any Higher Education Institution (HEI), Re-search Institute (RI) or industrial laboratory in Scotland. It is anticipated thatone Fellowship will be awarded in October 2009.

CRF EUROPEAN VISITING

In 1992 funding was received from the Caledonian Research Foundation tocreate a scheme of research support for the Humanities in Scotland whichaims to establish a two-way flow of scholars between Scotland and Conti-nental Europe. Up to eight CRF European Visiting Research Fellowships areawarded each year, normally four in each direction, and they are for visits ofbetween two and six months’ duration.

BP

This postdoctoral Fellowship scheme was set up in 1988 when British Petro-leum most generously provided the Society with an endowment of £2 million.The Fellowships are tenable for three years in Scottish Higher EducationInstitutions, for independent research in: Mechanical Engineering, ChemicalEngineering, Control Engineering, Solid State Sciences, Information Tech-nology, Geological Sciences, and Organic Chemistry (non-biological). Thefunds are administered by the BP Research Fellowships Trust, the Trusteesbeing the Society’s President, the General Secretary and the Treasurer.

The BP Fellowships Selection Committee meets in April and May of each year.The BP/RSE Fellowships are advertised in January with a closing date in midMarch.

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LLOYDS TSB FOUNDATION FOR SCOTLAND

This scheme is funded by a grant from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scot-land. The post-doctoral Fellowships are tenable for three years and may beheld at any Scottish Higher Education Institution for independent researchwhich relates to improving the quality of life of the ageing population.

There is an observer from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland on theSelection Committee, which meets in April and May. Closing date is lateFebruary.

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ENTERPRISE FELLOWSHIPS

All Enterprise Fellowships (SE, STFC, BBSRC) are available to academic andresearch staff, postgraduates and graduates with relevant experience. A pro-portion of the Fellowship comprises business training modules and theremaining time is spent on developing the research from a commercial per-spective.

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

The Enterprise Fellowships funded by Scottish Enterprise were created in1996 and may be held in any HEI, Research Institute, Incubator or any otherappropriate organisation as specified by Scottish Enterprise.

They are available in Life sciences, Electronic Markets, Financial Services, Tour-ism, Food & Drink, Energy, Construction, Aerospace, Textiles, Ship Building,Forest Industries and Chemicals, and in convergent areas between thesesectors. They are tenable for one year. The Enterprise Fellowships are adver-tised in January and September, with closing dates in Spring and Autumnrespectively.

STFC(Science and Technology Facilities Council)

Created in 2000 to exploit IP developed during earlier research funded bySTFC/PPARC, CCLRC or EPSRC’s nuclear physics programme. They may beheld in any UK institution and are also tenable for one year. Spring closingdate.

BBSRC(Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)

Set up in 2005 to exploit IP developed during research funded by BBSRC inthe past. UK-wide scheme with Fellowships tenable for one year. Closingdates are mid-May and mid-October.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

ROBERT CORMACK BEQUEST

In 1942 the Society received the estate of Mr Robert Cormack. The Societywas directed to administer this Bequest for the purpose of promoting Astro-nomical Knowledge and Research in Scotland, as far as practicable.

In 1992 Council agreed that the Cormack Lecture be a biennial event and thenext Cormack Lecture will take place in 2010. The Robert Cormack BequestMeeting continues annually and this normally takes place on the last Mon-day of April, alternating between Edinburgh and various other ScottishUniversities. The Meeting is an all-day event, with a number of presentationsby younger and senior research workers. A principal lecture, given by a distin-guished scientist, concludes the Meeting.

The Cormack Committee also awards six undergraduate Vacation Scholar-ships each year, an Undergraduate Research Prize and a Postgraduate ResearchPrize. The scholarships are advertised in January with a closing date in March.

In 2006 Council agreed that the Cormack Committee may continue to awardsmall research grants, on an ad hoc basis up to a total of £5000 over fiveyears, for new projects in astronomy which will benefit the public under-standing of science.

JOHN MOYES LESSELLS

These Scholarships arise from a bequest from the late Professor John MoyesLessells, an eminent mechanical engineer who emigrated to the United Statesof America in 1920. The Scholarships are open to applicants who have al-ready graduated with an Honours or Higher Degree in Engineering from aScottish Higher Education Institution or who are currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in engineering at a Scottish University. The Scholarships arenot available to pursue activities overseas as part of a first degree nor foractivities associated with an MEng. Applications will also be considered fromcandidates who have first degrees in related subjects and substantial post-graduate experience in a field of engineering. Closing date late March.

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HENRY DRYERRE

In 1989 the Society received the whole estate of the late Mrs Agnes Dryerre,to establish a fund to be used principally to support research in physiology.The Fund is named after her late husband, Henry Dryerre, who was a Profes-sor of Physiology at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh University.The Scholarship supports postgraduate research in medical or veterinaryphysiology. This award is normally tenable for a period of three years in aScottish Higher Education Institution, and is administered for the Society bythe Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. Next award 2010.

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ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH AWARDS

WORKSHOPS

These awards are designed to encourage collaborative investigation into aresearch proposition that is at an early stage of its development. Funding willencourage and support a range of seminars, colloquia, workshops and lec-tures which will advance the exploration of the topic, theme or issue in thecourse of a twelve month period. The Research Workshops are intended tofacilitate intellectual and creative interaction between researchers from dif-ferent disciplines and from a range of institutions, within the academiccommunity and beyond.

SMALL GRANTS

Small Research Grants are designed to support personally conducted re-search, in any one or more of the following ways: travel to libraries, archivesor other repositories of primary resources related to the project; attendanceat academic conferences, colloquia or workshops which will further or dis-seminate research outcomes; assistance with publication costs of scholarlybooks ( for example, in the form of guarantee against loss, or for illustrativematerial); visits to, or from, scholars with significant academic reputations inthe applicant’s discipline; support for a programme of Knowledge Transferactivities.

These awards are not available for the payment of replacement staff, for theemployment of a research assistant or administrator, or for the purchase ofequipment.

NETWORKS

The programe of Research Networks is designed to create and/or to consoli-date collaborative partnerships over a two year period. “Partnerships” maybe defined in a range of ways, and may involve collaboration between col-leagues in different disciplines (which may extend into areas beyond the artsand humanities), in different HEIs, and/or in HEIs and Scottish Cultural Insti-tutions.

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh administers a Grants Fund for the award ofgrants to Fellows in support of research and scholarship. This Fund incorpo-rates the legacies of Professor Reinhold Fürth, Mrs Clotilde Auber and Dr DS MacLagan. All Fellows, other than those serving on Council and the GrantsCommittee, whether in employment or retired, are eligible to apply. Detailsof the categories of grants are given below and application forms may beobtained from the Society’s Research Awards Manager. The closing dates forapplications to the Grants Committee in 2009 are: 28 February, 31 May, 31August and 30 November.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

Grants may be made to Fellows of the Society for travel and subsistence,connected with research or scholarship, and are usually given for short visitsnot exceeding four weeks. Applications for Travel Grants are restricted toone application every two years. Conference registration charges should notnormally be included by those attending meetings as invited representativesor speakers, since these are expected to be waived for such participants.

As the Society’s Travel Grants are restricted to one per two years, Fellows arenormally expected to seek funds from other UK grant giving sources and areencouraged to seek support from sources outwith the UK. Travel Grants arecurrently subject to a limit of £300 for travel within the UK, £500 for a visitto Europe and £950 elsewhere. If a Fellow is ineligible for, or has failed toobtain, a grant from other sources, he/she may apply for the overall costs,subject to the limits already stated and to the two-year rule.

In the event that the time of the proposed visit and the meetings of theGrants Committee of the bodies concerned require simultaneous applica-tions to be made, the Society will make a provisional grant on theunderstanding that the Society will be reimbursed appropriately when theamount awarded from other sources has been decided.

D S MACLAGAN TRAVEL GRANT

A legacy was received in 1992 from the estate of the late Dr Daniel S MacLaganto provide a grant once every three years for travel and subsistence incurredin field work on terrestrial ecology, or for attendance at meetings or confer-

GRANTS

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ences at which major results of research on terrestrial animal ecology arebeing presented in Britain or abroad. It is hoped that in addition to atten-dance at meetings or conferences, a grant holder would spend some timeon research collaboration or other associated work during a visit. The grantis open to non-Fellows as well as Fellows, its present maximum value being£1500. Applicants should be members of staff of a Higher Education Insti-tution in Scotland. The grant may be held in addition to funds from othergrant-giving sources but Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh may nothold the MacLagan Travel Grant in conjunction with a Travel AssistanceGrant from the Society. Next available in 2011.

MEETINGS

Assistance may be given to Fellows wishing to organise small scale, special-ist meetings or symposia in Scotland that are outwith the Society’s ownprogramme of meetings. Such support may be provided also for meetingsorganised jointly by the Society and some other organisation or for meet-ings organised by individual Fellows with the support of the Society. Theactual amount granted will depend on the size of the meeting and be sub-ject to a maximum of £750 for any one meeting. Some support may beprovided in the form of a loan, possibly payable in advance of the meetingbut repayable as a first charge upon the income of the meeting. The spon-soring Fellow will be expected to submit a brief report and statement ofaccounts after the meeting.

RESEARCH VISITORS TO SCOTLAND

Grants may be made to assist research visitors to Scotland from other cen-tres in the United Kingdom or abroad to undertake collaborative researchwork with a Fellow of the Society for a period normally not exceeding onemonth. Grants may be used as a contribution towards travel and subsis-tence expenses subject to a maximum of £600 for a visitor from Europe and£900 for a visitor from outside Europe. It will be acceptable for the grant tobe supplemented by other organisations such as the British Council, andthe parent or the host institution. Applications should be made by theFellow who will collaborate with the research visitor.

VISITING LECTURERS AND FÜRTH VISITING LECTURERS

Grants may be made available to individuals of suitable standing from else-where in the UK or abroad to assist them to come to Scotland to deliver one

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or more lectures in Scottish Higher Education Institutions. Following theaward of a grant, it is expected that the support of the Society be acknowl-edged in advertising the meeting or meetings at which the Lecturer willspeak, and that the Fellow who is sponsoring the Visiting Lecturer will chairthe meeting (or at least one of the meetings) addressed by the VisitingLecturer.

The normal grant will be £350 but this amount may be increased if theLecturer undertakes a series of lectures in more than one centre. The grantmay be used for travel and subsistence expenses, and for suitable entertain-ment, but not for an honorarium. It will be acceptable, where appropriate,for the grant from the Society to be supplemented by other organisationssuch as the British Council and the parent or the host institutions.

In the case of a particularly distinguished Lecturer, following the decision ofCouncil in 1991, it would be appropriate to award him/her the title of FürthVisiting Lecturer in memory of Professor Reinhold Fürth (1893-1979), whoseestate was received by the Society in 1983, and now forms a significant partof its Grants Fund. Such a Lecturer would be introduced as the Royal Societyof Edinburgh Fürth Visiting Lecturer.

RESEARCH LIAISON WITHIN SCOTLAND

Assistance may be provided to a Fellow or one of his/her associates, whetherin a Higher Education Institution or Research Institution, to enable visits tobe made in furtherance of research collaboration between two institutionsin Scotland. The maximum amount for any one project in a single year will be£600 but there will be no objection to assistance also being received fromeither or both the participating organisations.

PUBLICATIONS

Grants may be made to assist in the publication of books written by Fellowsof the Society. Such grants will be in the form of a guarantee against loss andnot as a subsidy or grant in aid of publication. The maximum amount of anyguarantee will be £1000 for any one book but applicants may also seeksupport from other organisations such as the Carnegie Trust or their parentinstitution. The Society may consider matching such awards and details ofany support already granted or applied for must be provided.

Applications should be accompanied by a copy of the typescript which willbe assessed by referees appointed by the Society, or the author may arrange

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with the publishers to make available, in confidence, the Reader’s report onthe work. In either case an award will only be considered if there is a positiverecommendation that the work be published. In addition, a copy of anyagreement or draft agreement between the author and the publisher isrequired. It is a condition of any grant that the author and the publisheragree to any sum paid by the Society to the publisher as a guarantee againstloss being repaid by the publisher to the Society without interest, before apayment to the author of any fee or royalty.

UNIVERSITY/INDUSTRY LIAISON

Assistance may be provided to a Fellow or one of his/her associates whetherin a Higher Education Institution or a Research Institution, or in industry toenable visits to be made in furtherance of collaboration or liaison betweenthe academic or research institution and industry where consultancy fees arenot involved. The maximum amount for any one project in a single year willbe £600 but there is no objection to assistance also being received fromeither the parent or the host organisation.

These awards may be used, for example, to enable a researcher in a univer-sity department to visit an industrial organisation to initiate or to continuecollaborative research on a project of mutual interest or alternatively toenable a researcher from an industrial laboratory to visit an academic labo-ratory for the same purpose. They could be used to support a visit of a fewweeks or alternatively a number of shorter visits over the period of theaward.

AUBER BEQUEST AWARDS

In 1988 the Society received the whole estate of Mrs Clotilde Auber, widowof a former Fellow, Dr Lewis Auber (1889-1974). Under the terms of thebequest, applicants for an Auber Bequest should be naturalised British citi-zens or desirous of acquiring British nationality. They should be over sixtyyears of age, reside in Scotland or England and be bona fide scholars en-gaged in academic (but not industrial) research. The Scheme is operated on abiennial basis.

The Auber Awards are advertised in September, in alternate years, with aclosing date in mid-January. Next available in 2011.

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MEETINGS PROGRAMME

Fellows are encouraged to submit proposals for events to be run as part ofthe Events Programme. Guidelines and a proposal form can be obtainedfrom the Events Manager, or downloaded from the RSE website.

CONFERENCES

One-to-three-day events, on topical areas of interest, that aim to inform aspecialist audience or bring matters of importance to a public forum.Conferences are held throughout the year in partnership with a number ofdifferent bodies, and are funded through corporate, public and charitabledonations and registration fees.

DISCUSSION DINNERS AND SUPPERS

These events, funded wholly from charges made to Fellows, allow Fellows anopportunity to meet their peers over dinner or supper to discussmultidisciplinary topics. Discussion suppers are led by chosen speakers anddiscussion dinners follow on from a lecture.

DISCUSSION FORUMS

One-to-two-hour multidisciplinary, public events involving two to threespeakers who give an opposing point of view on a highly topical issue. Theaim is to stimulate discussion and provide a neutral forum for informedconsideration on matters of strategic importance to Scotland’s wellbeing.

EXHIBITIONS

The RSE holds exhibitions in partnership with a number of different bodies,funded through corporate, public and charitable donations.

ORDINARY MEETINGS

An event, for instance a lecture, or other meeting that involves Societybusiness, such as new Fellows signing the roll.

EVENTS

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PUBLIC LECTURES

A regular series of one-to-two-hour public lectures delivered by eminentspeakers on subjects of general interest. RSE lectures are funded fromFellows’ subscriptions, Scottish Government funds, RSE Prizes funds andcorporate and charitable donations. RSE lectures include:

ECRR PETER WILSON LECTURE

This lecture, supported by the Edinburgh Centre for Rural Research (ECRR)and the Institute of Biology (IoB), aims to promote knowledge and researchon scientific matters that affect Scotland, its people and its natural heritage.

EDINBURGH LECTURES

Annual lectures that are given as part of the Edinburgh Lectures series toincrease knowledge and understanding of global issues. The RSE normallyorganises one of these.

PRIZE LECTURES

The RSE awards Medals, Prizes and Prize Lectureships annually. PrizeLectureships carry monetary awards and are normally awarded to lecturers inrecognition of the outstanding work they have done. Fellows are asked eachyear to make nominations for the awards. Further details and forms for thispurpose can be obtained from the Research Awards Manager.

REGIONAL LECTURES

An annual programme of lectures on a wide range of topics that take place atvenues across Scotland. These lectures are usually hosted by local organisationsor institutes and are given by those recognised as rising stars in theirsubjects. The aim is to provide greater networking opportunities for Fellowswhilst attracting wider audiences.

RSE/ ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING (RAEng) ANNUAL LECTURE

This annual lecture is organised jointly with the RAEng and hosted inalternate years by the RSE or RAEng. The aim is to promote research inengineering.

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FELLOWS’ SOCIAL EVENTS

Throughout each Session, several Social Events for Fellows take place.

The Fellows’ Triennial Dinner is held once during the three year term of eachPresidency. Fellows are notified of the date around 2 months in advance andmay attend upon payment of a fee.

There is normally an annual Summer Reception for Fellows, their partnersand guests, with the venue alternating between the RSE and anotherlocation in Scotland.

For some years a golf tournament has been held for Fellows and their guests.Meetings have so far been held at Murrayshall (Scone), Aberdour, Crail,Glenbervie (Larbert), Lundin Links, Auchterarder and Dunblane golf courses.Suggestions for future venues are welcome.

The annual New Fellows’ Induction is a full-day induction event where NewFellows are formally admitted to the Society and can meet current membersof Council and staff. This is also an opportunity for Fellows to meet theirpeers and to learn about the wider role of the Society in Scotland.

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RSE @ SCHOOLS

RSE Talks in Schools are available for P6/P7 and all secondary school years.They aim to enthuse and excite students about a wide range of topics such asastronomy, chemistry, genetics, culture and the arts, and maths. A wide vari-ety of speakers contribute to the programme, keen to share their enthusiasmfor their subjects with students.

CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Held at a different location each year, there is a talk for local school studentsand a talk for the wider community by a high profile speaker. The ChristmasLectures aim to inspire students and support subjects studied at school, aswell as inform and entertain the general public.

RSE ROADSHOW

The RSE Roadshows are aimed at primary and secondary school childrenthroughout a given area. They include talks and workshops to bring scienceto life. They are held at different locations and there is often a talk for thegeneral public.

STARTUP SCIENCE MASTERCLASSES

These masterclasses are held at five different locations in Scotland. They aimto widen students’ experience of science, engineering and technology. Themasterclasses, with an emphasis on practical activities, are for students in S1and S2.

SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP

A non-residential summer camp for S5 and S6 students. Young people learnabout science and technology through talks and interactive activities. Stu-dents also learn transferable skills and get advice about university life, coursesand careers.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S PROGRAMME

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DISCUSSION FORUM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

The RSE Young People’s Discussion Forum aims to offer students in S5 and S6a chance to get to grips with complex topical issues, such as Climate Change,Mobile Phone Safety and Cloning. Based on the Consensus Conference model,participants hear evidence from experts and interested parties before discuss-ing the issues in greater detail in smaller workshop groups. The students thenput forward their own ideas and proposals which are compiled into a reportthat is sent to decision-making bodies. This allows young people the oppor-tunity to have a say in issues that affect society.

An e-learning pack, available to download from the RSE web site will givestudents all over Scotland the opportunity to contribute to the debate. Thefree pack will be sent to all secondary schools in Scotland and will containsummaries of expert presentations from the discussion forum event, as wellas other resources, so that students can have an informed debate in theclassroom. The students’ ideas will be fed back to the RSE to be compiledinto a summary report of the views of Scotland’s young people which will besent to policy-makers.

YOUNG PEOPLE AT RSE PUBLIC LECTURES

Local senior school students are encouraged to attend the RSE public lec-tures, so bridging the gap between the Events and the Young People’sprogrammes. The public lectures are aimed at non specialist audiences andtherefore are suitable for senior school students.

RSE@ PROGRAMME

A six-month to one-year programme of events, held within a region of Scot-land, for young people and the wider public. The programme aims to:

a) Provide a greater understanding of the area’s past and present life as acommunity, in Scottish and international contexts, as well as regionally.

b) Regenerate a sense of identity and civic pride, particularly among youngpeople, by encouraging a sense of belonging to an area rich in culturaland human resources

c) Provide a sound and informed basis from which the community is em-powered to address current issues related to its future development andcontinuing prosperity.

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Since devolution and the publication of the Scottish Science Strategy, a keyaim for the nation and the Society has been to help deliver a Scotland thatdoes not operate in isolation from the international community. Scotland isbeing seen differently in an international context and has stimulated consid-erable overseas interest in developing relationships with it. As a result of thisthe Society increased and strengthened its international role.

The Society’s key international activities are:

- Promoting the knowledge and profile of Scotland and the Society over-

seas through supporting international initiatives and increased interaction

and co-operation with organisations such as the British Council, Scottish

Parliament, Scottish Government, Scottish Development International and

Scottish research institutes.

- Interacting with and running joint activities with selected overseas acad-emies and other appropriate organisations.

- Facilitating international exchange programmes that enable increasedinternational contact and collaboration between scottish-based and over-seas researchers and scholars.

- Providing a forum for discussion of international developments in sci-ence, arts, letters, the professions, technology, industry and commerce.

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

Bilateral and Open Programmes

The Society has signed Memoranda of Understanding with the Chinese Acad-emy of Sciences, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the National Science Coun-cil of Taiwan, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the HungarianAcademy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, the Academy ofSciences Malaysia, the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Pakistan Academyof Sciences, the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Slovenian Academy ofSciences and Arts.

These bilateral agreements include exchange programmes of short visits, of

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME

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one to four weeks’ duration, and longer visits (or fellowships) of betweenone and three months, to allow researchers based in Scotland to collaboratewith researchers based in host institutions affiliated with the partner acad-emies.

All visits have to be approved by both the Society and its bilateral partner. Inaddition, the Society has signed informal agreements with the Royal DanishAcademy of Sciences and Letters, the Norwegian Academy of Science andLetters, the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy ofSciences to encourage and strengthen collaboration between researchers inthe respective countries.

Where there is no bilateral programme, a call for applications under theOpen Programme (for exchanges with anywhere in the world) may be made,depending on funding available. The Society’s website will be updated regu-larly to reflect the status of this Programme.

RSE-NSFC Joint Project Scheme.

The RSE has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the NationalNatural Science Foundation of China. Through this agreement the RSE andthe NSFC agree to support longer-term collaborations between researchersbased in Scotland and China.

The RSE-NSFC Joint Project scheme supports a two-year collaboration, whichshould involve bilateral exchanges between Scotland and China. Funding isprovided for international travel, subsistence and research expenses.

Applications

Eligibility criteria and application forms for the exchange programmes can befound on the International page of the Society’s web site or by contacting theInternational team.

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The RSE has been publishing for over 200 years. Initially with Transactions,followed by Proceedings in 1831 and the Year Book in 1940. The seriescontinue to the present day, albeit in different forms.

THE JOURNALS

The current journals - Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, SectionA: Mathematics,

and

- Earth & Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh(amended title for 2007, volume 98)

are peer-reviewed specialist research journals with an international audienceand authorship. Each journal is edited by experts in their particular fields(both Fellows and non-Fellows), supported by an international Board of Con-sulting Editors.

REVIEW AND DIRECTORY

The Sessional Review (ISSN 1476-4342) and the Annual Directory (ISSN 1476-4334) replace the single Year Book (ISSN 0080-4576) of the Society, whichwas last published in 2001.

ReSourcE

RSE News (ISSN 1352-3325), the RSE’s first newsletter, was published from1993 to 2000 and was replaced by ReSourcE (ISSN 1473-7841) in Spring2001.

SCIENCE SCOTLAND

Science Scotland is a publication designed to showcase, to an overseas audi-ence, some of the world-class research and innovation taking place in Scot-land today. Produced by The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), with financialsupport from the Scottish Government, Science Scotland was established inco-operation with British Council Scotland.

An editorial board, Chaired by Professor John Coggins, FRSE ensures highstandards are maintained for this print and web-based resource. Researchgroups in Scotland engaged in world-class research are invited to submitideas for inclusion to the editorial board: [email protected]

PUBLICATIONS

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS

General Publications

New Directions in Differential Equations - a special Proceedings A volumededicated to Jack Hale

James Hutton & Joseph Black - facsimile reprint of Biographies fromvolume V (1805) of Transactions

History of the Society - Campbell & Smellie, 1983

Mathematics books for children - Juggling Jugs and The Careless Miller

Human Nature - edited by Malcolm Jeeves, published 2006

Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Society, 1783-2002. C DWaterston and A M Shearer.

Inquiry Reports

Available on the RSE Website. A limited supply of hard copies is available.

Advice PapersAvailable on the RSE Website. A limited supply of hard copies is available.

Conference and Seminar Reports Available on the RSE Website

Occasional Papers (no longer published)

No. 1: Leukaemia Clusters (1995)No. 2: Waste Disposal (1995)No. 3: Gene Therapy (1995)No. 4: Scientific Research & Oral Health (1996)No. 5: Ethical Implications of the Human Genome Project (1996)No. 6: Scotland’s Universities in the 21st Century (1997)

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ORDERING

The RSE Journals (Proceedings A and Transactions, 2007 volumes onwards)are now distributed and marketed by CUP (Cambridge University Press).CUP will also distribute the Directory and Sessional Review to the RSE’sexchange partners.

Please contact: Customer Services, Cambridge University Press, TheEdinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU, UK.Telephone: +44 (0)1223 326070; Fax: +44 (0)1223 325150;email: [email protected]

All other publications (including back volumes of the biological series,Proceedings B, which was discontinued in 1994, and of the Year Book,plus current subscriptions to the Directory and Sessional Review) areavailable direct from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Further details areavailable from the Journals Officer ([email protected]).

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POLICY ADVICE

One of the Society’s most important roles is to provide educational, public-benefit activities throughout Scotland. Applying the specialist knowledgeof its Fellows to current issues in the public and political domain, is one ofthe ways in which the RSE effectively and efficiently works to fulfil thisobligation.

The Society currently produces four types of document that are designedto influence public policy:

· Major Inquiry Reports: These are designed to examine major issues,usually long-standing ones that do not require rapid completion tomeet an external time-scale. Evidence is gathered from a wide range ofsources during the inqury, with public feedback being sought afterpublication of the report. Inquiries completed to date are as follows:Mediating patient/health Service disputes in Scotland; InfectiousSalmon Anaemia, Foot and Mouth Disease in Scotland; The ScottishFishing Industry; Scotland’s Energy Supply; and Scotland’s Hill and IslandAreas.

· Occasional reports: These are substantial pieces of work on areas ofcurrent concern. They are compiled in a relatively short time-scale fromdetailed evidence and information available to the Society through theexpertise of its Fellows. Reports of this nature have included a report onAvian Influenza.

· Advice papers: These include responses to both UK and ScottishGovernment/ Parliamentary consultations, and, when there is a viewthat the Society can make a valuable and distinctive contribution, alsoinclude proactive papers on important contemporary issues, such asthat on The Control of Animal Diseases in Europe.

· Letters: These have been sent, usually to a Government Minister, inrelation to particular policy issues where a personal and high-levelapproach has been thought appropriate and where the timescale hasbeen short. Examples include a letter to the Cabinet Secretary forEducation in the Scottish Government about the Curriculum forExcellence.

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With the Fellowship spanning the range of disciplines from the Sciences toArts, Business and Public Affairs, the Society offers a uniquemultidisciplinary resource, which can provide a holistic approach to expertadvice.

The extent to which this is possible depends upon not only the supportresources available within the Society, but also the willingness of Fellows tocontribute their time and expertise to such activities. Fellows wishing to con-tribute to the Society’s responses should contact the Consultations Officer([email protected]) to receive regular notification of currentsubmissions.

KEY AREAS OF ACTIVITY

a) Providing independent advice to the Scottish Parliament and Government,the Houses of Parliament and UK Government, the European Parliamentand Commission, and other bodies, on policy issues affecting Scotland,directly and indirectly.

b) Acting as an independent think-tank, and publishing authoritative RoyalSociety of Edinburgh reports, which offer an expert, multidisciplinary per-spective on national and global problems.

c) Providing expert opinion on strategic research opportunities for Scotlandto the Scottish Funding Council.

d) Providing policy advice on all aspects of education in Scotland, and at allstages.

e) Identifying and stimulating processes that will increase business R&D,and advising on how appropriate strategies should be developed in Scot-land.

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SCOTTISH BIOINFORMATICS FORUM

From 1 January 2008 the Scottish Bioinformatics Forum (SBF) has operatedunder the governance of the RSE Scotland Foundation. The SBF aims to“establish Scotland as a globally recognised and leading location for con-ducting cutting-edge bioinformatics research and sustainable commercialactivity”.

Bioinformatics describes the computer and statistical techniques that areused to analyse the complex biological data generated by modern experi-mental biology, and to model biological interactions and systems. The ulti-mate goal of the field is “to enable the discovery of new biological insights,as well as to create a global perspective from which unifying principles inbiology can be discerned” (National Center for Biotechnology Information,NIH). Bioinformatics underpins most of modern biology, is an essential com-ponent of the ‘-omics’ high-throughput methods that are cataloguing themolecules of life, and is critical to systems biology and synthetic biology,which will be giving holistic insights into living systems. Multi-disciplinary byits very definition, being the fusion of information and computing scienceswith biological science, bioinformatics is expanding its cross-disciplinary na-ture by interfacing with bio-physics and chemi-informatics in a number offields, ranging from molecular structures to drug discovery.

The SBF supports both the academic research base and commercialorganisations by actively promoting training and knowledge transfer ofbioinformatics skills. Its functions include facilitating multi-centre collabora-tions, industry and academic joint ventures, partnering, knowledge transferand bioinformatics training. As such it performs an important role in pro-moting bioinformatics as a key enabling technology in Life Science researchand development in Scotland.

Funded by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Funding Council, and Scot-tish Enterprise, the SBF works together with universities, businesses, ScottishDevelopment International, industry and networking organisations to in-crease the profile of Scottish Bioinformatics, attract investment in life scienceresearch, and encourage academic excellence in bioinformatics. Further in-formation on the Scottish Bioinformatics Forum can be found on the website,http://www.sbforum.org/

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The RSE Scotland Foundation was established in 1996 and is a charitablebody connected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Amongst its roles is man-agement of the RSE Conference Centre.

The charitable purpose of the Foundation is to advance the education of thepublic in Scotland in science, engineering or technology and events organisersare therefore welcome to hold events that align with this purpose.

The Foundation also permits limited use of its facilities for events which alignwith the Society’s broader charitable purpose, which is the “advancement oflearning and useful knowledge”.

If your event aligns with these purposes and does not involve any commercialor political activities or benefits, please contact the Foundation to establishroom availability and cost. If you are unsure whether or not your event alignswith the charitable purposes mentioned, staff will be pleased to provideadvice.

With a variety of rooms available, the facilities in the RSE Scotland Founda-tion Conference Centre can be tailored to meet the needs of a diverse rangeof meetings.

CONFERENCE CENTRE

ROOMS NUMBERS SEATED NUMBERS RECEPTION

Wolfson Lecture Theatre 145 N/A

Wellcome West 80 120

Wellcome East 60 80

Kelvin Room 18 (at table)

Clerk Maxwell Room 12 12

Upper Gallery 60 80

Swann Room 40 50

Lower Gallery 25 35

CONFERENCE FACILITIES

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AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT

Data Projector and Screen, Plasma Screen, Laptop, Portable PA System, Over-head Projector, 25mm Slide Projector, VCR and Monitor, Video-Conferencing,White Board, Flipchart.

FACILITIES FOR FELLOWS

The Fellows’ Room is available for Fellows at no charge and refreshments areavailable should they be required.

Occasionally, during major conferences, the Fellows’ Room may be requiredfor interviews, breakout sessions, etc. Should that be the case, Fellows willbe provided with suitable alternative facilities.

The Hutton Room on the first floor is equipped with PCs, telephones andprinter/copier and can be used by Fellows at no charge. This facility may alsobe used during external conferences, but if this is the case, efforts will bemade to provide an alternative for Fellows wishing to make use of businessfacilities.

For further information contact :the Conference Centre Administrator ([email protected])or see the Foundation web site, www.edinburghconferences.org.uk

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Date of Death

The Marchioness of Aberdeen and TemairBeatrice Mary June Gordon 22 June 2009

Mr James Robert ATKINSON 9 May 2008

Sir James BADDILEY 19 November 2008

Professor Christopher John BARTLETT 8 July 2008

Professor George Robert BISHOP 11 October 2008

Professor Stanley Hay Umphray BOWIE 3 September 2008

Mr Brian Laurence BURTT 30 May 2008

Professor Philip Steven CORBET 13 February 2008

Professor Rex Ernest COUPLAND unknown

Professor Jack DAINTY 29 May 2009

The Hon Lord (Charles Kemp) DAVIDSON 18 June 2009

Dr Henry Richard DOWSON 28 January 2008

Mr Robert Arthur EDEN 15 January 2009

Professor Peter Berners FELLGETT 15 November 2008

Professor Norman GASH 1 May 2009

Dr James Cameron GOULD 8 July 2008

Dr Peter Norman HOBSON 25 May 2008

Dr Thomas Lothian JOHNSTON 25 March 2009

Professor Charles Goethe KUPER 18 February 2009

Professor Walter LEDERMANN 22 May 2009

Dr Gething Morgan LEWIS 17 February 2009

Professor Colin Frederick MILLS 2 February 2009

DEATHS REPORTED1 February 2008 - 6 July 2009

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Professor Walter Douglas MUNN 26 October 2008

Dr George Edward PAGET 8 August 2008

Professor John RICHMOND 27 March 2008

Sir Lewis ROBERTSON 24 November 2008

Professor Heinz Rudolph SCHAFFER 23 February 2008

Professor John Alexander SIMPSON 10 May 2009

Professor Walter Eric SPEAR 21 February 2008

Mr Colin Edward THOMPSON 5 October 2007

Lord THOMSON OF MONIFIETH 3 October 2008

Professor John Anthony USHER 13 September 2008

Professor Eldred Wright WALLS 24 March 2008

Professor Herbert Rees WILSON 22 May 2008

Professor Hamish Christopher Swan WOOD 2 July 2009

HONORARY FELLOWS

Dr Vladimir Aleksandrovitch ENGELHARDT 10 July 1984

Professor Willis Eugene LAMB 15 May 2008

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FELLOWS ELECTED

ORDINARY FELLOWS

Stephen Derek ALBONDavid Hearnshaw BARLOWJohn BAXTERFrank BECHHOFERMichael James BENTONJames Drummond BONEIan Alexander Douglas BONNELLMark BRADLEYJohn David BREWERJanet Marjorie BROWN(Christopher) Michael CLARKERobert John CORMACKJonathan Nicholas CROOKDavid Gerard DRITSCHELNorman Walker DRUMMONDGordon DUFFMalcolm Graham DUNLOPAlison Janet ELLIOTFrederick Anderson GOODWINGerard John GRAHAMKenneth David Maclean HARRISDaniel Thomas HAYDONJohn Duncan HAYESGordon HEWITTKenneth James HUNTLarry W HURTADOIan James JACKSONMatthew Howard KAUFMANKevin Neville LALANDNigel James LEASKJohn LEIGHTON

Douglas Crombie ANDERSONPaul Reid BEAUMONTHenry James Gerard (Harry) BURNSJames CASSIDYJames Stephen CLARKLeroy CRONINIan DIAMONDLynn DRUMMONDOwen DUDLEY EDWARDSDouglas Eaglesham DUNNJohn William ELVIDGETom FARMER(Maria) Fernanda FERREIRARobert William FURNESSChristopher Andrew GLASBEYSusan Jane HARTAnthony Bryan HAYWARDAlan Francis HEAVENSDavid Arthur HUMEJack JACKSONIrene May LEIGHUlf LEONHARDTRonald McCAFFERIan Graham MAINJean MANSONDavid Ernest NEWBYOliver O’DONOVANThomas Alexander OWEN-HUGHESMassimo PALMARINITracy PALMERNicholas Hugh ROE

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James Allan McCOLLDavid Whyte MACDONALDIan Kenneth McEWANIain Blair McINNESJohn Joseph Valentine McMURRAY(Colin) Neil MACRAEXuerong MAORobert Peter MILLARRussell Edward MORRISGeorge NEWLANDSJosephine Mary PEMBERTONChristopher Paul PHILOJohn Peter RENWICKJames Frances ROBERTSONSheila ROWANHelen SANGWalter SCOTTHamish Marshall SCOTTStephen John SENNIain William STEWARTJose Luis TORERO CULLENAlexander Robin Swann WALLACEMalcolm Frederick WHITEPhilip John WOODS

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Mark Edwin SCHAFFERPeter SMITHAgata SMOKTUNOWICZTomoyuki TANAKAMichael David TYERSRichard John WARBURTONMarian WIERCIGROCHAlison Willow YARRINGTON

Bin Talal EL HASSANRobin Main HOCHSTRASSERPeter Hamilton RAVEN(James) Fraser STODDART

HONORARY FELLOWSnone

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CORRESPONDING FELLOWS

Gavin BROWNRussell Julian HEMLEYJohannes HUBERDusa Margaret McDUFFJohn Donald SCOTTFrank Sinclair WALSHIan Andrew WILSON

Oral BUYUKOZTURKMarc Steven MANGELRichard B SHERPadma Kant SHUKLASergios THEODORIDIS

General Convocation of Heriot-WattUniversity

General Convocation of the Universityof Strathclyde

General Convocation of the Universityof Stirling

International Centre for MathematicalStudies

Professor P Weetman

Professor J Spence OBE

Professor S A Brown OBE

Professor J Carr