Connect gets ReSourcE-ful

Professor Lesley Yellowlees’ laughing face beams out from the cover of the latest Royal Society of Edinburgh’s ReSourcE magazine following the redesign of the publication by Connect. 

The world-renowned inorganic chemist is one of 26 leading women scientists in Scotland that were celebrated by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in a photographic exhibition during its recent summer programme… and was just one of the stories that was featured in the new-style publication for the Society’s members. 

Connect was awarded the contract to redesign and produce ReSourcE magazine in August. The magazine is published three times a year and sent to more than 4,000 RSE members and stakeholders, not just in Scotland, but also across the world. 

The brief was to redesign the magazine to promote the Society as an inclusive, accessible and contemporary organisation in an engaging way. 

Connect conducted a full overhaul of ReSourcE, creating a modern look for the magazine with a professional uncluttered design, supporting authoritative thought-provoking writing and aligning it to the RSE’s objectives and its ethos of ‘Knowledge made useful’. 

The magazine, which is printed on uncoated stock, includes new features to showcase the Society’s work and the expertise of its Fellows. For example, there are features on the Society’s support for entrepreneurs through its RSE Unlocking Ambition programme and RSE Enterprise Fellowships, as well as highlighting current issues such as in ‘The Last Word?’ opinion piece which covers the ‘taboo’ of menstruation in society. 

Commenting on the new magazine, Sharon Simpson, RSE Head of Communications, said: “We felt that the time was right to update the image of ReSourcE to reflect our role as Scotland’s National Academy in the 21st century and Connect understood our vision and have delivered on it. 

“It’s been a delight to work with them – as well as experts in designing and producing magazines they are also extremely professional and approachable – and we are very pleased with the result.” 

The Royal Society of Edinburgh was established in 1783 for “the advancement of learning and useful knowledge”, and has counted among its members well-known figures such as Walter Scott, Benjamin Franklin and James Watt. Today, it has the same aim with members across a wide range of disciplines such as science and technology, arts, humanities, social science, business and public service: to play a leading role in the development of a modern enlightenment that will enable Scotland to contribute significantly to addressing the global challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.

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