A woman's hands support an eldery person holding a cup of coffee.

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23/06/2021

Invited perspective: care homes and the 21st century

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In the UK care homes are often seen, both publicly and professionally, as ‘places of last resort’ to live or work in; this needs to be challenged.

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11/05/2021

The pandemic and the media

Data, Evidence & Science / Article / Video /

A written, spoken and visual introduction to the challenges of reporting.

By Professor Philip Schlesinger FRSE

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30/03/2021

Scotland needs Sustainable Development Goals too

Building National Resilience / Article /

With the country now emerging from the worst of the pandemic, we should be guided by the Sustainable Development Goals.

Written by Professor Francisca Mutapi FRSE

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23/03/2021

Science has taken centre stage in the last 12 months

Data, Evidence & Science / Article /

Decision and policy makers not only have to respect the science, but they have to be open about what science they are using.

Written by Professor Dame Anne Glover, President of the RSE

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22/03/2021

Covid Disruption: Opportunities for Redesigning a Fairer and More Productive Economy

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One of two articles written by Dr Poonam Malik

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A black adult woman looks sadly out of a window.

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16/03/2021

Covid Disruption: The FemBAMEphobic Pandemic!

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One of two articles written by Dr Poonam Malik

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03/03/2021

Can Science Do Better in the Next Pandemic?

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We need to train scientists and engineers to help policymakers.

Written by Professor Chris Johnson FRSE

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A figure in full PPE including blue gloves and a face mask holds a large blue speech bubble.

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11/02/2021

Invited Perspective: Mind your language!

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Written by Eddie McConnell, Chief Executive of Down’s Syndrome Scotland and Chair of the Scottish Commission for People with a Learning Disability

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Two figures both point at the same number on the ground, from opposite sides. One says ' 6' and the other says '9'.

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14/01/2021

Invited Perspective: Science does not speak for itself

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Written by Kate Stanley, Executive Director at the FrameWorks Institute

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06/01/2021

Reflecting on ‘The Pandemic and The Public – How do you stay informed and involved?’

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What did this event tell us?

Written by Talat Yaqoob FRSE, Co-Chair of the Public Debate & Participation working group

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04/01/2021

How do we provide confidence in using data, evidence and science?

Data, Evidence & Science / Article /

We need to trust that scientific evidence will be used in a way that best enables decisions to be made sensibly, sensitively and robustly.

Written by Professor Niamh Nic Daéid FRSE, Chair of the Data, Evidence & Science working group

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30/12/2020

Recovery will require bolder ideas

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With the devastation to many businesses from Covid and the economic damage all too apparent, fresh thinking and approaches that aid and accelerate recovery are needed now more than ever.

Article by Jim Fairbairn OBE FRSE.

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22/12/2020

We need a new way of talking to find our way through the wreckage

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Our language should unite us, not divide us.

Article by James Naughtie FRSE.

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A screenshot of a Scottish Party Conference on Zoom.

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18/12/2020

Scottish Party Conferences

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The Autumn 2020 Scottish Parliament party conferences provided an exciting and engaging opportunity to discuss the objectives and early work of the RSE’s Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission with a public and political audience.

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An elderly hand holds a ball, and another hand rests on the arm in comfort.

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08/12/2020

Fix policy with radical inclusivity

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We need to be bold in public services such as social care.

Article by Caroline Gardner FRSE.

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03/12/2020

The role of citizens as experts in crisis planning and response

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The pandemic offers a stark reminder that Scotland needs to engage citizens and experts in long-term crisis planning.
Article by Dr Ruth Lightbody

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A man wearing a face mask is visible driving through the screen of a taxi cab.

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01/12/2020

Covid-19 has amplified real damage done by inequality

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We need to make space for new voices and change the way decisions are made.

Article by Talat Yaqoob FRSE.

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26/11/2020

Nature should be the beating heart of resilience

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The unhealthy relationship between the human world and the natural world is contributing to the degradation of nature across the planet and climate change.
Article by Francesca Osowska OBE FRSE

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A female scientist wearing PPE including eye protection and a face mask examines a test tube.

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24/11/2020

To follow the science we must learn to understand it

Data, Evidence & Science / Article /

Evidence that does not suit policy can’t just be ignored.

Article by Professor Dame Anne Glover PRSE.

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17/11/2020

Focus on needs not wants for a happier country

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Does our hedonism expose faulty choices and frailties, reflective of a lack of resilience?

Article by Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRSE.

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11/11/2020

Saving the arts is vital for rebuilding a healthy society

Public debate & Participation / Inclusive Public Service / Article /

The cultural sector is an essential public service. It must be supported to find a sustainable way forward. Equally, we cannot simply go back to the way things were...

Article by Dame Seona Reid.

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Image of Professor Matthew Chrisman. He has short brown hair and clear framed glasses and wears an open neck shirt with a t-shirt underneath and a jacket

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27/10/2020

Expertise and the Popular Will

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Facing Covid-19, political leaders have claimed to ‘follow the science’. However, science doesn’t directly tell us what to do.
Article by Professor Matthew Chrisman

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Dr Deborah O'Neil is wearing a black jumper with white collar and standing against a brown brick wall. She had dark brown hair to her shoulders and a fringe.

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Dr Deborah O’Neil OBE FRSE

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Time pressures to develop and the quantity of vaccines required to approach herd immunity means that we need to be exploring therapies in parallel to vaccines.

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Dr Stella Chan is sitting outside in a field wearing a pink cardigan and skirt. She has dark hair cut into a bob and she is smiling. Highland Cattle are visible in the background

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Dr Stella Chan

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What immediate impact has the pandemic had on young people and what do we need to consider in the longer term?

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Dr Siobhan O'Connor is wearing a floral blouse and has long dark hair and dark glasses. She is sitting on a yellow sofa

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Dr Siobhan O’Connor

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The role of nurses has never been more critical than during the pandemic yet do we have enough of them and how might investment in nursing reduce the risk of future outbreaks?

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Close up of Professor Stephen Reicher FRSE wearing blue collared top. Stephen has a beard and close cropped hair.

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Professor Stephen Reicher FBA FRSE

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What have we learned about the dynamic of shared identity and group formation and how can we apply this to the practical issues needed to contain the infection?

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Professor Nasar Meer is wearing a white collarless shirt and leaning against a wall outside

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Professor Nasar Meer FRSE

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The impact of Covid-19 amongst certain ethnic minority groups has been disproportionate in certain areas – what are the reasons for this?

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Fergus Linehan has short brown hair and is wearing a leather jacket standing outside against a wall

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Fergus Linehan FRSE

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Covid-19 presents festivals with the opportunity to consider a carbon neutral future and for policy makers to consider the role of festivals as economic drivers.

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