The Royal Society advance and promote research and scholarly activity, the pursuit of knowledge.
The act that governs them talks about science, technology and humanities. In practice that includes engineering, applied science, and social sciences; and effectively the pursuit of knowledge in general.
They foster a culture that supports science, technology, and the humanities by:
- raising public awareness, knowledge, and understanding
- advancing education
The Royal Society: encourage, promote, and recognise excellence, support infrastructure for professional development, maintain a Code of Professional Standards and Ethics, provide expert advice on important public issues, all other lawful things conducive to advancement and promotion of research and scholarly activity.