Why we should think about the relationship between climate change and mental health in Scotland – Professor Hester Parr

A review by member Croy Thomson of the talk on the 7th February 2024 Hester Parr: The relationship between climate change and mental health in Scotland                 Ignoring the impulse to imitate Private Fraser in Dad’s Army, and shout, “We’re doomed!” I stuck with Professor Parr’s measured, illuminating outlining of climate

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East Side Story

A review by member Croy Thomson of the talk on the 24th January 2024                                Stephen Venables: Everest East Side Story A fortnight ago, the Society talk was from a man drawn towards gravity; this week the speaker has spent a lifetime defying it. The Chair, Campbell Forrest, introduced Stephen

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The first Lecture of 2024

11.01.24 The first commentary from an audience member at a recent Society talk. The View from the Stalls The James Webb Space Telescope: back to the beginning of time ROYAL PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY talks open windows into worlds and ideas that many people (okay, I) never knew existed. Dr David Rosario’s

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Looking forward to 2024 – but we start by looking back.

As we look forward to 2024 we start by looking back to the origins of the galaxy with Dr David Rosario. David is a senior lecturer in Astrophysics at Newcastle University, and will take us on a tour of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), highlighting the elements of its

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Last lecture of 2023

December 13th saw Professor Miles Padgett deliver the Kelvin Lecture to a full house. The recording of the talk will be available on our website in the New Year. You will then be able to find out about quantum entanglement or as Albert Einstein famously called the phenomenon “spooky action

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Our Second Lecture

Professor Tim Birkhead gave an interesting insight into the life and death of The Great Auk. This very well attended talk was chaired by Maggie Reilly.

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Key aspects of the Society’s amended constitution.

At the AGM on 4th October the constitution of the Society was amended. The key changes are outlined below. The number of elected Council members is reduced from 17 to 13. The term of office is three years. Office bearers will be elected at the AGM and serve a three

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What is in your attic?

Do you know what is in your attic, under the stairs or in the boxes that have not been opened for years? The Society was recently contacted by Mr and Mrs Russell, who were moving house and had copies of the Proceedings of the Society covering 1900 to 1914. We

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Members’ Special Event

28th September 2023  5pm – 8pm. Fairfield Heritage, GovanTo mark the start of our 222nd Lecture Series members attended an event at Fairfield Heritage, the building that was once the headquarters of the greatest shipbuilding enterprise in the world, the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. Starting at 5.15pm the

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Member’s trips 2023

This year the Society organised trips for member to York and Newcastle, visiting like-minded Societies in those cities and having tours of various places of interest. Receptions were held for members by both the Yorkshire Philosophical Society in York and the Lit and Phil Society in Newcastle. The tours and

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