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Eight University of St Andrews academics have been elected Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Their names/positions are as follows:

BAUCKHAM, Richard John, Professor of New Testament Studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor, University of St Andrews

BOYD, Ian Lamont, Director, NERC Sea Mammal Research Unit, Gatty Marine Laboratory; Chair in Biology, University of St Andrews

BROADIE, Sarah, Professor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews

BYRNE, Richard William, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, University of St Andrews

COLLIER CAMERON, Andrew, Reader in Astronomy, University of St Andrews

JOHNSTON, Derek William, Professor and Head of School of Psychology, University of St Andrews

KRAUSS, Thomas, Professor of Optoelectronics, University of St Andrews

WOOLLINS, John Derek, Professor of Synthetic Chemistry, University of St Andrews.

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Press inquiries should be directed to Stuart Brown, Public Relations Officer, The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Tel. 0131 240 5016; 077 11 710 249.

Notes for News & Features Editors & Pictures Desks:

1. A .jpg of President-Elect, Lord Sutherland of Houndwood and Sir William Stewart is available from the RSE, upon request.

2. The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is Scotland’s foremost learned society and Scotland’s National Academy of Science & Letters. Its purpose, laid down in the RSE’s Royal Charter of 1783, is and remains “the advancement of learning and useful knowledge¿, both by supporting research and by disseminating knowledge to a wider public. It is unique in the UK in that its elected Fellowship has always represented excellence across the spectrum of academic, professional and business interests.

3. Election to Fellowship of the Society honours outstanding achievement across all academic subjects, the professions, the arts, commerce, industry and public life. But conferring the accolade of Fellowship on people recognised as amongst the best minds in Scotland is the beginning, not the end, of the Society’s purpose. The collective expertise and experience of the Fellowship is the underpinning foundation of all the other goals of the Society. Information about The RSE can be found at: www.royalsoced.org.uk.

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Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: rse-march 2002-st a/standrews/chg/5march2002

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