Kenneth Harris elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.
6 March 2008
The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters, and was founded in 1783 by Royal Charter for the “Advancement of Learning and Useful Knowledge”. Today it has around 1400 Fellows whose expertise encompasses the full spectrum of the sciences, medicine, engineering and technology, education, law, the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, industry, the professions and public service.
President of The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Sir Michael Atiyah, OM, FRS, PRSE, HonFREng, HonFMedSci, Hon FFA said:
"I am delighted to be able to welcome this outstanding cohort of new Fellows to the Society. Conferring the accolade of Fellowship on individuals recognised as amongst the best minds in Scotland and around the world, is the beginning, not the end, of the Society’s purpose. The collective expertise and experience of the Fellowship enables the RSE to uphold its Royal Charter of 1783 for the “advancement of learning and useful knowledge” and deliver meaningful, public benefit activities today."