Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
MAY
16

Recording of RSNSW Poggendorff Lecture 2020

In the event that you were unable to attend this fascinating lecture, "Are weeds becoming new native species?", delivered by the Professor Angela Moles FRSN of UNSW Sydney, and the RSNSW Poggendorff Lecturer for 2020, that was jointly presented by the Royal Society of NSW and UNSW Sydney in the Palm House of the Royal Botanic Garden on We...

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JUN
24

RSNSW Bicentennial Dinner

  Date: Friday 24 June 2022  Venue and times:  Chau Chak Wing Museum (pre-dinner drinks) 6–7 pm followed by dinner (7–10 pm) in the Great Hall, The University of Sydney Registration: Early-bird (if purchased on or before 27 May): $200 (incl. GST) per person or Standard (if purchased after 27 May and on or before 10 June): $250 (incl....

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APR
10

Recent Events now on YouTube: March 2022

All online events from the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw. There were three events, for which recordings are available, held in March 2022.  In the first of these, the award winners of the Royal Society of NSW Student Awards for 2021 presented a s...

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APR
06

RSNSW 1302nd OGM: April 2022 — Return to face-to-face

The Society's 1302nd Ordinary General Meeting held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW marked an important milestone — the return to face-to-face events after two year's of exclusively online events imposed by pandemic restrictions.  An audience of over 50 people enjoyed the opportunity to once again meet with fellow Society member...

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APR
06

RSNSW Council Elections 2022: Declaration of Results

The electronic ballot for the 2022 Council Elections of the Royal Society of NSW closed at noon on Tuesday, 5 April 2021. There were 222 ballots submitted by 670 eligible voters, representing an overall return of 33.1%. The outcome of the election is as follows. For the election of four (4) Council members There were 840 votes tallied with 12 ...

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APR
22

Nearer the Gods—Ensemble Theatre block booking for Society members

Nearer the Gods A block booking on 22 April forRoyal Society of NSW members Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2022, 8.00 pm AEST Venue: Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli Entry: $72 Booking: Ensemble Theatre Box Office: (02) 8918 3400 quoting the reference number 1924793 by COB on Thursday, 14 April Fellows and members of the Royal...

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APR
06

Statement by the Royal Society of NSW on Ukraine

The Royal Society of NSW, an inclusive learned institution founded on the principles of liberal democracy, encourages discourse and the free exchange of ideas that respect religious, political, and cultural freedoms. The Society condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a brutal assault on such values and on the Ukrainian people. It presents a re...

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APR
04

Society welcomes new Fellows and Members: March 2022

The Royal Society of NSW warmly welcomes 11 new members to the Society's ranks, effective from 2 March 2022. Fellows Professor Igor Aharonovich Professor Clive Baldock Professor Anthony Cunningham Professor Roy Green Professor Renee Elmina Leon Professor Tuan Van Nguyen Dr James RenwickProfessor Shawn Ross Biographical information about the new Fel...

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MAY
18

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2022-2

“Making a living on the plains — Stone tools and archaeology of Aboriginal societies” Dr Colin Pardoe FRSN MAIATSISBiological Anthropologist and Archaeologist Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 12.00 pm AEST  Venue:  Wal Fife Lecture Theatre (Building 14, Room 212),Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga Campus) and live-streaming by ZoomEntry:&...

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MAY
19

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-3

“Longer life and fertility: the promise of ageing research” Dr Lindsay WuNH&MRC Senior Research FellowUNSW Sydney Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room Summary: The dream of a “fountain of youth” can be found across diverse cultures dating back thousands of years. Today, scientists are studyin...

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MAY
01

RSNSW Exhibition: NEXUS 2022

Jean Garling RoomMitchell Building, State Library of NSW1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney EXHIBITION NOW OPEN Opening Hours: Monday 2-5 pm; Thursday 2-5 pm; Saturday 2-5; Sunday 2-5 pm until 30 June 2022 About the Exhibition: This Exhibition begins a year of celebrations to mark the Society’s contributions to the intellectual life of NSW over 200 ye...

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JUN
01

1303rd OGM and Open Lecture

“Federalism, borders, and National Cabinet — What has the pandemic taught us?” Professor Anne Twomey AOProfessor of Constitutional LawSydney Law School, University of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, Sydney Entry: $35 for Society members; $45 ...

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MAR
12

RSNSW Government House Garden Party — March 2022

The year 2022 is an important year for the Royal Society of NSW as it continues to celebrate its 200th year ending in June. To mark this anniversary, our Patron, The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, graciously hosted a Garden Party at Government House, Sydney on the morning of Saturday, 12 March. Images from that occa...

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JUN
10

RSNSW Clarke Memorial Lecture 2021

The changing tide of human populations: an infertility trap John Aitken FRSE FRSN FAA FAHMS Distinguished Emeritus Laureate ProfessorSchool of Environmental and Life Sciences University of Newcastle   Date: Friday 10 June 2022, 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm AEST Venue: The University Conservatorium, Laman Street, Cooks Hill, Newcastle Entry:  No...

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JUN
21

Joint AIP, RACI, RSNSW, and ANSTO Presentation

“Big Science of Gen IV Power Reactors” Dr Mark HoReactor Heat Transfer Specialist, ANSTOVice-President, Australian Nuclear Association Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2022, 7.00 pm AEST  Venue: Hybrid—ANSTO Discovery Centre, Lucas Heights NSW and live streaming (link sent on the day of the event)Enquiries: 02 9717 3090 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it....

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JUN
24

RSNSW 200th Anniversary Dinner

  Date: Friday 24 June 2022  Venue and times:  Chau Chak Wing Museum (pre-dinner drinks) 6–7 pm followed by dinner (7–10 pm) in the Great Hall, The University of Sydney Registration: Early-bird (if purchased on or before 27 May): $200 (incl. GST) per person or Standard (if purchased after 27 May and on or before 10 June): $250 (incl....

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JUL
06

1304th OGM and Open Lecture

“This is going to be different: Learning to live with Chinese Power” Professor Hugh White AO FASSAEmeritus Professor of Strategic Studies, Australian National University Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar.  Click here for help with getting started with Zoom. Entry: No Charge All are welcome Summ...

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MAR
14

Society Fellow honoured with 2022 AAS Macfarlane Burnet Medal

Society Fellow, Professor Steven Simpson AC FRSN FRS FAA has been awarded one of the Australian Academy of Science's two highest honours — the 2022 Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture — for his research that has led to a groundbreaking approach to nutrition.  Professor Stephen Simpson, from the University of Sydney, has revolutionised the scie...

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SEP
07

1306th OGM and Open Lecture

“Is Fairweather an Australian artist? And does it matter?” Claire Roberts FAHA (1)     in conversation with Nicholas Jose (2)(1) Associate Professor of Art History, University of Melbourne(2) Novelist and Emeritus Professor, University of Adelaide Date: Wednesday, 7 September 2022, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar.  Click ...

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MAR
10

Council Member, Kathy Belov, appointed interim DVC (Research) at the University of Sydney

Council Member and Society Fellow, Professor Kathy Belov AO FRSN, has just been appointed as the interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney.  Her term will extend from 2 April until the arrival in July of Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FTSE as the substantive replacement for Professor Duncan Ivison FRSN FA...

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