Annie Lennox chose to become a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox is one of 80 new fellows who have been selected to join Scotland’s National Academy of Sciences and Letters.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) awards a scholarship to people from the arts, business, public service, civil society and academia who the organization’s judges consider to have achieved outstanding achievements in social progress and development.
This year’s group will join RSE’s current community of around 1,700 high-flyers, recognized as some of the greatest thinkers, scientists and practitioners working in or with Scotland today.
In addition to topping the charts with Eurythmics, Lennox also had a distinguished, award-winning solo career.
She is also Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University, the 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.
Lennox spoke of being nominated as a fellow in the RSE and said she is “really humble and honored”.
“Apart from a lifetime of music production, 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 actual implementation of human rights and justice, especially with regard to. the lives of women and girls in all four corners of the world, ”she said.