Jolly good Fel­lows

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Stir­ling Univer­sity’s Chan­cel­lor Dr James Naugh­tie and Prin­ci­pal and ViceChan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Gerry McCor­mac have been elected to be­come Fel­lows of the Royal So­ci­ety of Ed­in­burgh (RSE).

Also elected to be­come RSE Fel­lows are Pro­fes­sor Ro­nan O’Car­roll, of Stir­ling’s Fac­ulty of Nat­u­ral Sci­ences, as well as alumni Sir Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment, and Cairn En­ergy founder Sir Bill Gam­mell.

Pro­fes­sor McCor­mac said:“I am very pleased to re­ceive this recog­ni­tion from the Royal So­ci­ety of Ed­in­burgh, both from a per­sonal per­spec­tive and on be­half of my univer­sity col­leagues also hon­oured. This is a tremen­dous ac­co­lade from an in­ter­na­tion­ally-renowned or­gan­i­sa­tion, val­i­dat­ing our com­mit­ment to de­liver real ben­e­fits to the lo­cal, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional com­mu­ni­ties we serve.”

New Fel­lows are elected each year through a rig­or­ous five-stage nom­i­na­tion process. The five mem­bers of the Stir­ling com­mu­nity were among a to­tal of 59 peo­ple named as hav­ing been elected to be­come RSE mem­bers.

Pres­i­dent of the Royal So­ci­ety of Ed­in­burgh, Pro­fes­sor Dame Jo­ce­lyn Bell Burnell, said:“In join­ing, they will strengthen the so­ci­ety’s ca­pac­ity to ad­vance ex­cel­lence across all ar­eas of pub­lic life in Scot­land and fur­ther afield.”

The RSE aims to sup­port“the ad­vance­ment of learn­ing and useful knowl­edge in Scot­tish pub­lic life”.

Elected Pro­fes­sor McCor­mac (left) and Mr Naugh­tie with for­mer Lord Ad­vo­cate Elish An­gi­olini

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