Royal Society of Edinburgh

  • royal society of edinburgh
    arms of the royal society of edinburgh.jpg
    arms of the royal society of edinburgh
    mottosocietas regalis edinburgi
    established1737 – diverged from the royal medical society
    1783 – received royal charter
    foundercolin maclaurin and alexander monro, primus (instrumental in founding the philosophical society of edinburgh)
    william cullen, alexander monro, secundus and william robertson (instrumental in obtaining the royal charter)
    focusscience and technology
    arts
    humanities
    social science
    business
    public service
    headquarters22–26 george street, edinburgh, eh2 2pq
    location
    • new town, edinburgh, scotland
    members
    over 1600 fellows
    ownerregistered charity no. sc000470
    president
    professor dame anne glover
    chief executive
    dr rebekah widdowfield
    key people
    dr. alison elliot, general secretary
    www.rse.org.uk
    formerly called
    philosophical society of edinburgh
    the cover of a 1788 volume of the journal transactions of the royal society of edinburgh. this is the issue where james hutton published his theory of the earth.

    the royal society of edinburgh is scotland's national academy of science and letters. it is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout scotland. it was established in 1783. as of 2017, it has more than 1,660 fellows.[1]

    the society covers a broader selection of fields than the royal society of london including literature and history.[2][3] fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines – science & technology, arts, humanities, medicine, social science, business, and public service.

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Royal Society of Edinburgh
Arms of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.jpg
Arms of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
MottoSocietas Regalis Edinburgi
Established1737 – diverged from the Royal Medical Society
1783 – received royal charter
FounderColin Maclaurin and Alexander Monro, primus (instrumental in founding the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh)
William Cullen, Alexander Monro, secundus and William Robertson (instrumental in obtaining the royal charter)
FocusScience and technology
Arts
Humanities
Social science
Business
Public service
Headquarters22–26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
Location
Members
Over 1600 Fellows
OwnerRegistered charity No. SC000470
President
Professor Dame Anne Glover
Chief Executive
Dr Rebekah Widdowfield
Key people
Dr. Alison Elliot, General Secretary
www.rse.org.uk
Formerly called
Philosophical Society of Edinburgh
The cover of a 1788 volume of the journal Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This is the issue where James Hutton published his Theory of the Earth.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. It was established in 1783. As of 2017, it has more than 1,660 Fellows.[1]

The Society covers a broader selection of fields than the Royal Society of London including literature and history.[2][3] Fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines – science & technology, arts, humanities, medicine, social science, business, and public service.