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March for Science April 22nd 2017

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The Royal Society of NSW supports the March for Science to be held on April 22nd

At its Council meeting of 15th March the Society passed the following motion:

The Society supports the principles upon which the “March for Science” is based and encourages Fellows and Members of the Society to participate in it

For more details about the March go to its website  here

The event was a great success, with many people marching in support of science around the world. 

Planned Sydney meetings 2017

 

Wednesday 1 February

1250th OGM and Open Lecture

2015 Scholarship Presentations

Yik Lung (Jeremy) Chan, School of Life Sciences,
University of Technology Sydney

“Effects of maternal cigarette smoke exposure on brain health in offspring”

Andrew Ritchie, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

“New Ways of Modelling the Ancient Past to Understand Evolution”

Isobel Ronai, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

“Anarchy in the honey bee colony: the genetic basis of worker sterility”

Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

Thursday 23 February

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies

"South Australia: A Nuclear State in a Global Solution"

Rear Admiral, The Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (rt'd.)

Venue: International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm (reception from 5.30pm)

Wednesday 1 March

1251st OGM and Open Lecture

"Creative Minds: Artistic and Scientific Endeavour on Polar Expeditions 1851 to 1951"

Richard Ferguson FRGS, Executive Director, Craft Australia

Venue: University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney

Wednesday 5 April

AGM and 1252nd OGM and Open Lecture

“The Science of Beer”

Dr Greg Organ. Chief Scientist, Lion Company

Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney

Time: 5.45 for 6.00pm start of AGM. Open lecture and OGM 6.30pm

Wednesday 3 May

Annual Dinner. Royal Society of NSW

Guest of Honour The Honourable General David Hurley C DSC (Ret'd) Governor of NSW and Mrs Hurley

Distinguished Fellows Lecture and presentation of Awards for 2016

Distinguished Fellows Address: Peter Baume

Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney

Time: 6.30 for 7.00pm

Wednesday 7 June

1253rd OGM and Open Lecture

"Are you smarter than a slime modl?"

Professor Madeleine Beekman, University of Sydney

Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

Wednesday 5 July

1254th OGM and Open Lecture

"Understanding Quantum Theory

Professor Adrea Morella, University of NSW

Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

Wednesday 2 August

1255th OGM and Open Lecture

“Self Driving Cars: Will the help?

Professor Ann Williamson, University of NSW

Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

Dates August  Science Week: Royal Society of NSW lunchtime science talks
Wednesday 6 September

1256th OGM and Open Lecture

“The Complexity of Music”

Helen Mitchell, Conservatorium of Music

Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

Wednesday 4 October

1257th OGM and Open Lecture

“Understanding Social Networks ”

Professor Pip Pattison, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Sydney

Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

Date tbc

Royal Society of NSW and Four Learned Academies Forum

"Science and society in a post truth world"

Venue: Government House

Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm (tbc)

Wednesday 1 November

1258th OGM and Public Lecture

"Women in Art"

Pamela Griffith

Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

Wednesday 6 December

1259th OGM and Open Lecture

Royal Society of NSW 2016 Jak Kelly Award and Christmas Party

Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street Sydney

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

Royal Society of NSW Events for 2017

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