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Ordinary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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  • David MacMillan (photo: Royal Society)
    David MacMillan, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021
    David William Cross MacMillan FRS FRSE (born March 16, 1968) is a American-British chemist and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, where he w...
  • John Colin Dunlop, FRSE (1785 - 1842)
    JOHN COLIN DUNLOP (c.1785-1842)======Scottish historian; Author of "The History of Fiction" and other works====== Biographical Summary by Wikipedia === John Colin Dunlop was born near Glasgow on 30 Dec...
  • James Young, FRS FRSE FCS DL LLD (c.1811 - 1883)
    In 1847 Young was elected to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. In 1861 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. From 1868–1877 he was President of Anderson's College an...
  • Sir James Bain (1818 - c.1898)
    Biographical Summary == BAIN, SIR JAMES. ?-25/04/1898 . Ref: 90. Male.*Titles and British Honours: Knight (1877).*Place of Birth: Glasgow.*Profession: Ironmaster, Politician.*Appointments Held: Founder...
  • Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, CB FRS FRSE (1860 - 1948)
    Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson CB FRS FRSE was a Scottish biologist, mathematician, and classics scholar. He was a pioneer of mathematical biology. He went on collecting expeditions to the Bering Strait...

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This project is a place to gather together profiles of the Ordinary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783, it has since then drawn upon the strengths and expertise of its Fellows, of which there are currently more than 1500.

The Society covers a broader selection of fields than the Royal Society of London including literature and history. Unlike similar organisations in the rest of the UK, the Fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines - science & technology, arts, humanities, medicine, social science, business and public service. This breadth of expertise makes the Royal Society of Edinburgh unique in the UK.