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John's investiture in RSE

The investiture of John Birks to the Royal Society of Edinburgh took place on Monday 16 May 2016

Jocelyn Bell Burnell invites John Birks to sign the Fellows book of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
John signing the book at his investiture as a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
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John Birks was inducted as a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was introduced by his main proposer, Prof Des Thompson. He signed the book and was presented with his certificate by the President, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell. He then gave a short speech of thanks. A Corresponding Fellow is equivalent to an Honorary Fellow but does not live in the UK. The speech by Des Thompson and John's reply to it can be found at the link below.