Past Events

SCRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture 2022

‘The time for rural is now’

May 23, 2022

The Royal Society of Edinburgh

In-person event with extra networking opportunities

This year’s SCRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture takes the form of a panel discussion on the theme ‘The time for rural is now’.


• Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE, Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) for Scotland, Scientific Director of Moredun Research Institute and CEO of The Moredun Foundation. She also holds a Chair in Food Security at the University of Glasgow’s College of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences.

• Claire Taylor, Agricultural Communicator with Jane Craigie Marketing and Herald Columnist.

• Dr Leslie Mabon, Lecturer in Environmental Systems in the School of Engineering and Innovation at the Open University.

Event report

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Further information

Details of the event including photographs and a video recording are available from the RSE website at


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