Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
JAN
01

Calendar of Meetings 2024

Events Calendar for 2024 Please check this page regularly since the program is under ongoing development.Most recent update: 15 April 2024 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 Western NSW by the Western NSW Branch. Sydney Meetings ...

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NOV
29

1318th OGM and Open Lecture

“What do we really know about 20th- and 21st-century sea-level change?”Emeritus Professor John Church AO FAA FTSE FAMS FAGUClimate Change Research CentreUNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyVideo presentation: YouTube video All are welc...

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APR
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-3

“Webb’s wondrous window on the Universe”Professor Fred Watson AMAstronomer-at-LargeAustralian Government Date: Thursday, 18 April, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has been fully operational since July 2022. Its first science images made global headlines wi...

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MAY
01

1321st OGM and Open Lecture

“Brain Health Equity – a new frontier for healthy longevity”Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey FRSN FASSA FAHMSDeputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Population AgeingNeuroscience Australia, UNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 1 May June 2024, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar  Entry: No charge All are welcome Please click here to join...

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MAY
03

Joint RSNSW and State Library of NSW Special Event: May 2024

“On the history of Russian conflict with Ukraine” Emeritus Professor Dennis Reinhartz  University of Texas, Arlington   in conversation withEmeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSN  Royal Society of NSW and Univ. of Newcastle Date: Friday, 3 May 2024, 3.00 pm AEST  Venue: Maps Room, Mitchell Building, State Library of NSW, ...

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MAY
16

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-4

“Latest advances in radiation therapies for cancer”Distinguished Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld FRSNDirector, Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong Date: Thursday, 16 May, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: To be provided. Anatoly Rozenfeld is the Director and ...

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JUN
05

1322nd OGM and Open Lecture

“RNA and me: from the origins of life and nanomedicine to building an RNA ecosystem”Professor Pall Thordarson FRSNDirector, UNSW RNA InstituteUNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney  Entry: Members, $10; Non-members, $20; Students, $5 Regis...

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JUN
26

Western NSW Branch Meeting: 2024-3

“Onsite molecular testing methods and devices for healthcare and agriculture”Professor Muhammad J. A. ShiddikyDistinguished Professor in NanotechnologyRural Health Research InstituteCharles Sturt University Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 5.30 pm for a 6.00 pm start (AEST) Venue: Orange campus (Building 1008, Room 206), Charles Sturt University and ...

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NOV
16

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-10

“Secrets of cultural heritage revealed at ANSTO”Dr Joseph BevittSenior Instrument ScientistANSTO Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Joadja/Nattai Room All are welcome Summary:  In this lecture, Dr Bevitt will show how the use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques from the Australian Centr...

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JUL
03

1323rd OGM and Open Lecture

“Social Justice and Health Equity”Professor Sir Michael Marmot   CH FRCP FFPHM FMedSci FBAProfessor of Epidemiology andDirector, UCL Institute of Health EquityUniversity College London Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2024, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar Entry: No charge All are welcome Please click here to join theZoom webinar on 3 July at 6.3...

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NOV
16

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2023-4

“Thirst for power — the rivers of conflict in Southeast Asia”Professor Lee BaumgartnerExecutive Director, Gulbali Institute for Agriculture, Water, and EnvironmentCharles Sturt University Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023, 6.00 — 8.00 pm (AEDT) Venue: Gum's Cafe, Thurgoona, Charles Sturt University, AlburyVideo presentation: YouTube videoAll ar...

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NOV
08

1317th OGM and 2022 Clarke Memorial Lecture

“Caves as observatories of groundwater recharge”Professor Andy Baker FRSN FAGUSchool of Biological, Earth, and Environmental SciencesUNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, SydneyEntry: Society members, $10; Non-members, $20; Student, $5Video pr...

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JUL
19

Hunter Branch Meeting 2024-3

“Are you what you eat?Discovering the science of personalised nutrition” Laureate Professor Clare Collins AOCollege of Health, Medicine, and WellbeingUniversity of Newcastle Date: Friday, 19 July 2024, 5.30 pm (AEST) for a 6.00 pm Lecture start Venue:  The University Conservatorium, Laman Street, Cooks Hills, Newcastle, NSW 2302Registration:&n...

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NOV
02

RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum 2023

OUR 21st CENTURY BRAIN Date: Thursday, 2 November 2023, 8.30 for 8.45 am–5.00 pm AEDT Venue: Live streaming from Government House Sydney Video presentations: YouTube playlist Brochures: for the live streamed program — Summary (2.1 MB), Complete Program (6.3 MB) Please click here to register for the live stream --> Please click h...

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OCT
30

Joint UNE SRI and RSNSW Presentation: October 2023

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“CleanTech Futures 2023: Electrification and opportunities for community and business”Professor Renate EganExecutive DirectorAustralian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, UNSW Sydney Date: Monday, 30 October 2023, 5.30 — 7.00 pm (AEDT) Venue: NOVA, 122 Faulkner Street, Armidale NSW 2350 and live streaming by ZoomVideo presentation: YouTube vid...

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OCT
26

Hunter Branch Meeting 2023-4

“Electrical Energy Supply. So what’s all the fuss about” Professor Colin WatersProfessor of PhysicsUniversity of Newcastle Date: Thursday 26 October 2023, 5.30 pm (AEDT) for a 6.00 pm start Registration:  Registration is required by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 25 October 2023 through Membes. Max: 100 peopleVenue:  Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hal...

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OCT
19

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-9

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“Are our weeds becoming new native species?”Professor Angela Moles FRSNEcology and Evolution Research CentreUNSW Sydney Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Joadja/Nattai Room All are welcome Summary: Introducing species to a new environment creates excellent conditions for evolution, as the species ...

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OCT
04

1316th OGM and Open Lecture

“Australia’s nuclear future: a new discourse for the 2040s” Helen Cook  Principal,  GNE Advisory   andDr Adi Paterson FRSN FTSE  Former Chief Executive Officer  ANSTO Date: Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 6.30—8.00 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyVideo presentation: YouTube ...

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SEP
21

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-8

“Gender dysphoria: emerging teen challenges”Clare RowePrincipal Psychologist and DirectorRowe & Associates Date: Thursday, 21 September 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Joadja/Nattai Room All are welcome Summary: The last ten years have seen an exponential rise in the diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria in children and adole...

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SEP
06

1315th OGM and Open Lecture

“Challenges for Open Enquiry and Scholarship in a Divided Age”Professor Alan DavisonProfessor and DeanFaculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of Technology Sydney Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEST  Video presentation: YouTube video All are welcome Please click here to join the webinar --> Summary: Are the c...

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