Online event RSE/SCRR Peter Wilson event 2020

Young People and Evidence: lessons from youth debate on climate change

Monday May 11, 2020, 3.30–5pm

In light of the Scottish and UK Governments’ advice around COVID-19, the RSE is holding the annual RSE/SCRR Peter Wilson event online.

To join the event you will have to register on the RSE website

On the morning of the event, the RSE will email the hyperlink to those who have registered. This link will allow those registered to view the discussion and participate in the live Q&A. The discussion will also be recorded and published on the RSE YouTube channel after the event.

About the event

In order to produce scientifically-sound and socially-just solutions, our responses to global climate change must encompass multi-disciplinary evidence from natural science, social science, arts, humanities, and traditional and local knowledge. With so many ways of knowing the world at play, young scientists and civilians are at the forefront of synthesising and communicating these wide-ranging forms of evidence. This event brings together young speakers from diverse backgrounds to inspire us with discussion on how we can share and work with evidence in rural climate change responses.

• Dr Rebekah Widdowfield, Chief Executive, The Royal Society of Edinburgh

• Le Hong Ngoc, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Human Geography, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences
• Alison Hendry, British Sign Language Development Officer, University of Edinburgh
• Kristy Drutman, Founder and Media Creator, Brown Girl Green

• Holly Gillibrand, 14-year-old Environmentalist and Activist

• Rachel Grant, Freelance Curator, Fertile Ground


• Professor Colin Campbell FRSE, Chief Executive, James Hutton Institute

About SCRR

SCRR, formerly the Edinburgh Consortium for Rural Research, is a consortium of organisations active in research into land, freshwater, coastal and marine resources, and their uses – including farming, forestry, aquaculture and recreation.

SCRR helps its member organisations to work together, promoting communication, discussion and collaboration.

It also provides an accessible source of expertise and information on scientific matters affecting Scotland, its people and its natural heritage.


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SCRR has 24 members
all across Scotland

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Contact SCRR

Please get in touch via the Secretary/Treasurer

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