Past Events

ECRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture 2008

Professor Geoffrey Boulton, professor of geology and mineralogy at the University of Edinburgh

‘Science, Innovation, Education: The Challenge to Society’

Tuesday February 12, 2008

UPDATE: please see below for event report.

This year’s ECRR Peter Wilson Lecture is to be presented by Professor Geoffrey Boulton, Vice-Principal and Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Edinburgh.

He will speak on ‘Science, Innovation, Education: The Challenge to Society’ at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-25 George Street on Tuesday 12 February at 6.30pm.

This is a joint lecture with the Edinburgh Consortium for Rural Research (ECRR), the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Institute of Biology.

Note: The annual ECRR Peter Wilson Lecture, named after the former Professor of Agriculture and Rural Economy at the University of Edinburgh, is one of the highlights of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s event programme. Previous speakers include many of the key figures of the science world including Professor Ian Wilmut, Steve Jones and Sir John Krebs.

Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

Further information

The event page on the RSE website is no longer available.

Event report

An event report by Steve Farrar is available at (courtesy RSE).