Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
AUG
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-7

“The cycle of rainfall in Eastern NSW” > Professor Michael AstenandProfessor Ken McCracken Date: Thursday, 18 August 2022, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room  All are welcome Summary: Michael Asten and Ken McCracken will present evidence for an 80-year on-off cycle in extreme rainfall and flood events in the Hawke...

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JUL
21

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-6

“The Rise of Fragility and Poor Mental Health in our Youth: Where are we going wrong?” Clare RoweEducational and Developmental PsychologistRowe and Associates Child and Family Psychology Date: Thursday, 21 July 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Alexander Room (1st Floor) All are welcome Summary: In order to combat the steep rise of ment...

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JUN
16

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-5

“From the RNA world to building an RNA ecosystem” Professor Pall ThordarsonDirector, UNSW RNA InstituteUNSW Sydney Date: Thursday, 16 June 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room Summary: The RNA world idea within the origin of life field centres around the observation that the RNA molecule can do both: carry information (e.g....

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MAY
19

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-4

“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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APR
21

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-3

“Space Race 2.0” Dr Bradley TuckerAstrophysicist and CosmologistAustralian National University Date: Thursday, 21 April 2022 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room Summary: Space exploration is happening at a rapid pace. Missions, projects, and events that are now happening were not even on the radar a few years ago. From pri...

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MAR
17

 Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-2

“Transgenerational Epigenetics ” Dr Alyson AsheSenior Lecturer, School of Life and Environmental ScienceUniversity of Sydney Date: Thursday, 17 March 2022 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room Summary: Epigenetics – one of the mechanisms by which cells control the expression of genes – has long been known to be heritable acr...

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FEB
17

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-1

“Uranium: Australia’s secure energy and climate solution” Mr Robert ParkerFormer PresidentAustralian Nuclear Association Date: Thursday, 17 February 2022 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room Summary: Increasing costs and uncertainty over energy reliability means that nuclear energy is now viable in Australia. The nation is also ...

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JAN
01

Calendar of Meetings 2022

Events Calendar for the Royal Society of NSW in 2022. Please check this page regularly since the program is under ongoing development and may be affected by the prevalence of COVID-19 during early 2022. Last update: 5 August 2022 Follow the links below for meetings held by the Society in Sydney, in Newcastle by the Hunter Branch, in Mittagong ...

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JUL
15

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2021-6

“ANSTO’s WOMBAT Project” Dr Helen Maynard-CaselySenior Instrument ScientistAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Date: Thursday, 15 July  Venue: Via email circulation   Summary Dr Maynard-Casely was due to present this talk at the Mittagong RSL on 15 July 2021. Unfortunately, because of the updated COVID-19 restrictions a...

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JUN
17

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2021-5

“Burnout — the hottest issue” Max La Galle introduced by Dr Ken McCracken Date: Thursday, 17 June, 6.30 pm AEST Venue: RSL Mittagong, Nattai/Joadja Rooms All are welcome  Summary: Science has progressed beyond our wildest predictions in these 200 years and it is no wonder that young aspiring scientists these days are now walking in t...

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MAY
20

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2020-4

“Burnout — the hottest issue” Professor Gordon Parker AOScientia Professor of PsychiatryUNSW (Sydney) Date: Thursday, 20 May, 6.30pm AEST Venue: RSL Mittagong (face-to-face) All are welcome.  Summary:If constant stress has you feeling helpless, disillusioned and completely exhausted, you may be on the road to burnout. In this lecture, Pro...

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APR
15

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2021-3

“Particle radiation therapy and human space exploration: commonality in challenges and solutions” Professor Anatoly RosenfeldUniversity of Wollongong Date: Thursday, 15 April, 6.30pm AESTVenue: RSL Mittagong, Nattai/Joadja Rooms (face-to-face) Entry: No charge All are welcome.  Summary: Particle therapy is advantageous for the treatm...

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MAR
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2021-2

“The general development of the Sydney Basin Coast and its recent history since the last ice age” Dr Howard Brady Date: Thursday, 18 March, 6.30pm AEDT !--Video Presentation: YouTube Video--> Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room (face-to-face) Entry: No charge All are welcome.  Summary: In 2009/2010 Howard Brady examined reports pre...

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FEB
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2021-1

“The five islands off Port Kembla — an historical and ecological study” Dr Kevin MillsBotanist and Ecologist  Date: Thursday, 18 February, 6.30pm AEDT !--Video Presentation: YouTube Video--> Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room (face-to-face) Entry: No charge All are welcome.  Summary: To follow. Dr Kevin Mills is a botani...

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JAN
01

Calendar of Meetings 2021

This page lists the Calendar of Meetings for the Royal Society of NSW in 2021. Please check this page regularly since the program is under ongoing development. Last update: 1 October 2021 Follow the links below for meetings held by the Society in Sydney, in Newcastle by the Hunter Branch, in Mittagong by the Southern Highlands Branch, and in wester...

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NOV
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2020-9

Professor Michelle Simmons
Ian Bryce

“Relativity revealed: Einstein’s discoveries, the origin and shape of the universe” Ian Bryce Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 6.30pm AESTVenue: Mittagong RSL, Carrington Room  Enquiries: Hubert Regtop (*) All are welcome (*) This event will be the branch’s first face-to-face event since March.  Due to social distancing requirements, ...

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OCT
15

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2020-8

“Literary England: Susannah’s Top Ten Places” Susannah Fullerton OAM FRSNLiterary Lecturer and President, Jane Austen Society of Australia Date: Thursday, 15 October 2020  Venue: Via email circulation While pandemic restrictions on group activities prevail, the South Highlands Branch continues to send members information and summaries from our...

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SEP
17

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2020-7

“Philosophical Ethics in Schools: Plan and Paradox” Adjunct Professor Sandra Lynch Institute for Ethics and SocietyUniversity of Notre Dame Australia Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 6.30pm AESTVenue: Zoom webinar Video presentation: YouTube video Venue: Zoom webinar. Click here for help in getting started with Zoom Enquiries: By email All...

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JUL
20

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2020-5

“Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the end of the Universe” Dr Brad TuckerAstronomer and Research Fellow, Research School of Astronomy and AstrophysicsAustralia National University Date: Thursday, 20 July 2020  Venue: Via email circulation  While pandemic restrictions on group activities prevail, the South Highlands Branch continues to se...

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JUN
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2020-4

“Light, sound, and the magic of the Fourier Transform” Professor Geordie Williamson FRS FAADirector, Mathematics Research InstituteUniversity of Sydney Date: Thursday, 18 June 2020  Venue: Via email circulation Summary Why do guitars, flutes and voices sound different? How do we hear the different notes in a piece of music? What would music lo...

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