On August 8, in front of a packed audience at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, Thea Musgrave was presented with a Royal Medal from the Royal Society of Edinburgh by HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Dr Thea Musgrave CBE has been granted the distinction ‘for her outstanding contribution to the betterment of humankind through music.’
The Medals were instituted by Her Majesty The Queen in the year 2000. They are awarded annually, to individuals who have achieved distinction and are of international repute in any of the following categories: Life Sciences; Physical, Engineering and Informatic Sciences; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business, Public Service and Public Engagement. Candidates for the Royal Medals need not be RSE Fellows and should, preferably, have a Scottish connection, irrespective of place of domicile. Previous recipients include Dr Donald Runnicles OBE and Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws QC.
Established in 1783 the RSE is an educational charity, registered in Scotland, operating on an independent and non-party-political basis, providing public benefit throughout the country in a range of disciplines.