Professor officially admitted to Royal Society of Edinburgh

Hazel Hall becomes Fellow of the RSE

Date posted

25 May 2017


Last updated

19 March 2020

An award-winning academic has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Professor Hazel Hall is one of 60 new Fellows appointed by RSE President Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell at a ceremony at the society’s headquarters in Edinburgh on 15 May.

The prestigious society brings together distinguished individuals from the arts, business, science, technology and academia worlds to advance learning and knowledge in Scottish public life.

The breadth of the Fellowship – which includes over 1600 individuals from the UK and abroad – enables the RSE to provide a wide range of leadership and expertise.

Professor Hall joins fellow 2017 inductees author Val McDermid, broadcaster James Naughtie, Professor Iain Stewart and Kirsty Wark. HRH The Duke of Cambridge also joins the cohort as a Royal Honorary Fellow.

It is the latest recognition for Professor Hall after she was awarded the Jason Farradane Award at last year’s Internet Librarian International Conference in London for her major contributions to the theory, practice and teaching of information science. She was also praised for her work in raising the profile of information professions.

Professor Hall said: “It is a great honour to have been admitted as a Fellow of the RSE. I am looking forward to supporting the work of the Society, especially that which relates to learning and research for the economic benefit of Scotland."

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is a leading educational charity which operates on an independent and non-party-political basis to provide public benefit throughout Scotland. Established by Royal Charter in 1783 by key proponents of the Scottish Enlightenment, the RSE now has around 1600 Fellows from a wide range of disciplines. The work of the RSE includes awarding research funding, leading on major inquiries, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning.