The 215th Lecture Series programme is out now and can be downloaded here 215 Lecture Series
Sunday 11th September
The Science of Laughter – Jimmy Carr And The Science Of Laughter: A Horizon Special. Science contributors in the studio will include Professor Sophie Scott from University College London, who is breaking new ground in how the brain processes natural and social laughter; Professor Robin Dunbar from Oxford University, an evolutionary biologist and experimental psychologist who has a theory on why laughter was pivotal in our species development; and Professor Pete McGraw from University of Colorado, a psychologist who claims his controversial theory explains all comedy.
Following on from the transit of Mercury members may be interested in:
1) First ever full length space documentary (1920s) Wunder der Schopfung to be shown at Glasgow Science Centre Mon Sept 19
Silent movie with brand new 2016 superb musical accompaniment composed and performed live by Jazz Duo “Herschel 36”
2) GU Gifford Lecture series on Cosmology October http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/lectures/gifford/2016-10/
Prof. Sheila Rowan, who is speaking to the Society on 8th March 2017 talks to Jim Al-Khalili on ‘the Life Scientific’ June 14th 2016.
The AGM of the Royal Philosophical Society will be held at 18.45 on Wednesday 30 March in the Main Lecture Theatre (3.25), John Anderson Building, University of Strathclyde.
At the lecture on the 20 January Gordon Dewar spoke about the charity which he was fundraising for and he has subsequently sent a message to the Society in which he says:
‘Dear Members of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, thank you so much for your warm welcome and enthusiasm and interest for my talk on a cold Wednesday evening in January. I left feeling very uplifted by your interest and appreciation of the topics and stimulated by the direction that your questions took the conversation.’
Gordon goes on to give details of his fundraising activities and how they can be supported. The full text of the message can be found here Message from Gordon Dewar to members of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow –following his talk on the 20th January 2016
The closing date for members who wish to be considered for the Members’ Night talks is January 18th 2016. Suggestion form are available here and should be returned to the Society at email@example.com. or by post to: RPSG, D12, 160 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 7EL
Professor Angie Hobbs recommended reading list is available here
Members may also be interested in the Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy with Children at the University of Strathclyde? This is the only course of its kind in the UK. The link for the course is: http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/philosophywithchildren/ It trains people to facilitate philosophy with children and adults.
For those who would like to look over the books referred to in Ken Calman’s lecture please follow the link: calman book list
The Society gets press coverage in the Herald – see –
Members may be interested in the Lecture Programme of the IESIS which can be downloaded here:ProgrammeFlyer 2015-2016v14
IESIS and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers have a lecture on ‘The Legacy of James Watt’ on 3rd November. Download flyer here IESIS-lecture-3rd Nov-2015 final
A world in which planes are silent may sound like a pipe dream; but University of Cambridge engineer, Dame Ann Dowling, and her team proved it is possible to build an aircraft that barely makes any noise.more on the silent aircraft. Find out more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m5gth
DNA: the next frontier in forensics
FT article including piece on Prof Tim Spector who spoke to the Society
on 4th February 2015 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/012b2b9c-a742-11e4-8a71-00144feab7de.html#axzz3QW6vPWEF
Members may be interested in the following:
One of the speakers in our 214th Series is Professor Angie Hobbs.
You can hear her on Desert Island Disks on the 1st February 2015
We are sorry that Prof Angela Hobbs was unable to speak to the
Society in October and we hope to reschedule the talk in a
Prof Hobbs has done a radio programme which members may find of
interest and it can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04pvp7l
Reith Lecture 2014
Members may be interested to listen to the Reith Lectures which
covers some of the areas covered by Prof Sir Muir Gray in his
lecture to the Society on the 29th October.
Glasgow Science Festival
The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow is pleased to continue its support for the Glasgow Science Festival. This year we are teaming up with Glasgow Caledonian University to present a lecture entitled:
Thursday 14 June 2018
17:30 for 18:00 start until 20:00.
Venue:Deeprose lecture theatre (A005), Govan Mbeki building, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Further information will be available closer to the event.
The Trades House of Glasgow Modern Apprentice Award 2018
The Society is pleased to support two of the prizes in The Trades House of Glasgow Modern Apprentice Award 2018. For further details of the Award please click here.
Please click here for GMAA 2018 flyer
The 216th AGM of the Society will be held on the 28th March 2018.
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