Annie Lennox Elected Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox is one of 80 new associates elected to join the Scottish National Academy of Sciences and Literature.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) awards fellowships to people in the arts, business, public service, civil society and academia, who consider the organization’s judges to have achieved outstanding achievements for the advancement and advancement of society.
This year’s group will join RSE’s current fellowship of approximately 1,700 high-ranking officials who are currently recognized as some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland.
In addition to charting #1 with Eurythmics, Lennox has also had a stellar, award-winning solo career.
She is also President of Glasgow Caledonian University, founder of Circle, a women’s non-profit organization working together to achieve equality for women and girls, and formerly a Special Envoy to the Scottish Parliament.
Lennox said he was “really humble and honored” to be nominated as a Fellow at RSE.
“Apart from the music production of a lifetime, my ardent passion lies in the most important issues facing all humanity at this precarious time: the sustainability of our precious planet and the practical implementation of human rights and justice, especially the most important issues. The lives of women and girls everywhere on the planet,” she said.