Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland, judges to be "eminently distinguished in their subject". This society had, in itself received a royal charter in 1783, allowing for its expansion.[1]

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
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Sponsored byRoyal Society of Edinburgh
LocationEdinburgh
Websiterse.org.uk/fellows

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ElectionsEdit

Around 50 new fellows are elected each year in March.[1] As of 2016 there are around 1,650 Fellows, including 71 Honorary Fellows and 76 Corresponding Fellows.[1][2]

Fellows are entitled to use the post-nominal letters FRSE and the Honorary Fellows the post-nominal letters HonFRSE.

DisciplinesEdit

The Fellowship is split into four broad sectors, covering the full range of physical and life sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, education, professions, industry, business and public life.

A: Life SciencesEdit

  • A1: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
  • A2: Clinical Sciences
  • A3: Organismal and Environmental Biology
  • A4: Cell and Molecular Biology

B: Physical, Engineering and Informatic SciencesEdit

  • B1: Physics and Astronomy
  • B2: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
  • B3: Engineering
  • B4: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics

C: Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesEdit

  • C1: Language, Literature and History
  • C2: Philosophy, Theology and Law
  • C3: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
  • C4: Economics and Social Sciences

D: Business, Public Service and Public EngagementEdit

  • D1: Public Engagement and Understanding
  • D2: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
  • D3: Private Sector Leadership

Notable fellowsEdit

Examples of current fellows include Peter Higgs and Jocelyn Bell Burnell.[1] Previous fellows have included Melvin Calvin, Benjamin Franklin, and James Clerk Maxwell, and James Watt.[3]

A comprehensive biographical list of Fellows from 1783-2002 has been published by the Society.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Anon (2016). "Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)". Edinburgh: royalsoced.org.uk.
  2. ^ Anon (2016). "RSE Fellows as at 15/03/2016" (PDF). Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-30.
  3. ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F. (2016). "Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh". www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk. MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
  4. ^ Part I
  5. ^ Part II