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Annie Lennox 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.

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.

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