2009 Sydney Lecture Series

​Wednesday
25 February

​The Four Societies Lecture. Hosted by Australian Nuclear Association, Nuclear Panel of Engineers Australia, Australian Institute of Energy and The Royal Society of NSW

An Industry Update on Global Nuclear Power and the Opportunities for Australia

Dr Selena Ng, Areva NC, Australia
This meeting will also be our 1168th Ordinary General Meeting

Venue: Engineers Australia Lecture Theatre, 8 Thomas St, Chatswood
Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm
​Friday
1 April

​Presidential Address: Constancy Amid Chaos: Defining our Place in the World

John Hardie, President of the Royal Society of NSW 2007-2009

142nd Annual General Meeting
and 1169th Ordinary General Meeting
​Thursday
30 April

​The Pollock Memorial Lecture, presented by the University of Sydney and the Royal Society of NSW.
 
The Universe from Beginning to End

Dr Brian Schmidt, Federation Fellow, Mount Stromlo Observatory, ANUThe Pollock Memorial Lecture 6.30 pm, Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Sydney Uni
​Wednesday
6 May

1170th General Meeting

A Scientist vs. the Law

Professor Brynn Hibbert, Chair of Analytical Chemistry, University of NSW​
​Wednesday
3 June

1171st General Meeting

New Environmentally Friendly Approaches to Cooling Buildings

Professor Geoff Smith, Professor of Physics, University of Technology, Sydney​
​Wednesday
1 July

​1172nd General Meeting

Accurate Measurement: the Vital Backbone of Australian Science & Industry

Dr Laurie Besley, Chief Executive & Chief Metrologist, National Measurement Institute
​Wednesday
5 August

​1173rd General Meeting

What Will Coral Reefs Look Like in 2050?

A/Professor Peter Ralph, Head, Aquatic Photosynthesis Group, University of Technology, Sydney
​Wednesday
2 September

​1174th General Meeting

Weird Animal Genomes and Sex


Professor Jenny Graves, Head, Comparative Genomics Research Group, Australian National University
Wednesday
7 October



​1175th General Meeting

The SKAMP Project - A Telescope Reborn to Look Back in Time

Professor Anne Green, Head of School of Physics, University of Sydney
​Friday
30 October

​Clarke Memorial Lecture

Climate Change through the Lens of the Geological Record: the Example of Sea Level

Professor Kurt Lambeck, AO, FAA, FRS, Distinguished Professor of Geophysics at the Australian National University, President of the Australian Academy of Science

Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney at 5.30 pm
​Wednesday
4 November

​1176th General Meeting

Hominid Biogeography in South East Asia: the real significance of Hobbits

Professor Mike Morwood, Professor of Archaeology, University of Wollongong
​Wednesday
2 December

​Studentship Awards

Studentship Awards 2009, in conjunction with our Christmas Party

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