The Academy starts the 236th academic year on Thursday May 10 at the seat of the Academy Library. On this occasion, the 2018 Medals will be presented and the newly elected members Giovanni Appendino, professor of Chemistry at the University of Eastern Piedmont  (Novara), and Ferdinando Auricchio, professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Pavia, will be inducted officially into the Academy. Member Appendino will deliver the induction speech on ‘Cannabis, 101 reasons for not letting it go up in smoke’.