Singer Annie Lennox has been elected to join the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox is one of 80 new scholars to be elected to join the Scottish National Academy of Science and Letters.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) awards a scholarship to individuals from the arts, business, public service, civil society and academia who the judges of the organization judge to have made outstanding achievements for the social progress and development.

This year’s group will join the current CSR community of around 1,700 high profile individuals recognized as some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland today.

In addition to topping the charts with the Eurythmics, Lennox has also had a distinguished and award-winning solo career.

Annie Lennox is Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University (Jane Barlow/PA)

She is also Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University, founder of The Circle: a non-profit organization of women working together to achieve equality for women and girls, and was previously special envoy to the Scottish Parliament.

Speaking about being named a member of RSE, Lennox said she was “really humbled and honoured”.

“Apart from a lifetime of creating music, my burning passion lies in the most crucial issues facing all of humanity at this precarious time, namely the sustainability of our precious planet and the effective implementation of human rights. rights and justice, especially in relation to the lives of women and girls around the world,” she said.

“My hope has always been to create a positive influence and contribute to lasting transformative change.”

Others honored as fellows include Professor Mark Logan, co-founder of Ipso-Facto, where he is an investment and start-up advisor.

He is also a professor of computer science at the University of Glasgow and a former chief operating officer of flight booking site Skyscanner.

With 25 years of senior management experience and award-winning business leadership, he currently leads the Scottish Government’s development program for Scotland’s high-tech sector.

Professor Logan said: “I am honored to have been elected a CSR Fellow, joining the company of such remarkable people.

“I look forward to working with fellows in a variety of sectors, to help make Scotland a global center of excellence for entrepreneurship.”

Theresa Shearer, chief executive of Enable Group, which provides community projects, campaigns and education for people with learning disabilities, was also honored.

She previously led a national campaign to offer living wages to social service workers, is commissioner for the UK Family Commission on Civil Society and Vice-Chair of Inclusion Europe, advocating for an end to segregation and discrimination. institutionalization of people with disabilities.

“Working with colleagues at RSE, I look forward to continuing to influence public policy as we seek to emerge from the pandemic and lay the foundations for a more resilient, inclusive and equitable society in Scotland and around the world. “said Ms. Shearer. noted.

“We will promote public, private and third sector collaboration, backed by data and evidence, to empower and enable positive change in Scotland.”

Professor Sir John Ball, president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, said each individual elected to this year’s cohort has demonstrated “exceptional levels of expertise and insight in their chosen field”.

He added, “We look forward to working with our diverse community which provides a crucial link between the world of academic research and practice with government, business and civil society.”

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