Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
NOV
30

RSNSW Poggendorff Lecture 2021

“A plant breeder’s perspective on food security and climate change”Professor Richard TrethowanProfessor of Plant BreedingDirector, Plant Breeding InstituteSydney Institute of AgricultureUniversity of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 4.00 – 6.00 pm AEDT  Venue: Ground Floor Auditorium, Michael Spence Building (F23), Corner, Eastern Ave...

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DEC
07

1309th OGM and Open Lecture

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“Harnessing solar energy through catalysis to make chemicals and fuel”Scientia Professor Rose Amal AC FRSN FAA FTSEScientia Professor of EngineeringSchool of Chemical EngineeringUNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, Sydney Entry: Society members, $10; Non-membe...

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JAN
01

Calendar of Meetings 2023

Events Calendar for the Royal Society of NSW in 2023 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: 15 November 2022 Follow the links below for meetings held by the Society in Sydney, in Newcastle by the Hunter Branch, in Mittagon...

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FEB
01

1310th OGM and Open Lecture

“Drones, Smart Munitions, and Cyberspace: the 21st Century Defence of Ukraine and its implications for Australia” Major General (Retd) Fergus (Gus) McLachlan AO   Date: Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, Sydney Entry: Society members, $10; Non-members, $20; Students...

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NOV
17

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-10

“Green Steel” Dr Samane MaroufiCentre for Sustainable Materials, Research and TechnologyUNSW Sydney Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room  All are welcome Summary: Dr Maroufi’s field of research is high temperature metallurgical processes and iron-steel making to develop new science and...

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NOV
16

2022 Linnean Society of NSW Natural History Field Symposium

“Natural History of the Northeastern Sydney Basin”Call for Presentations and Early Registration Dates: Wednesday/Thursday 16–17 November (oral presentations), Friday 18 November (field trip)  Venue: Hornsby RSL Club, 4 High Street, Hornsby (oral presentations), Kuring-gai Chase National Park, West Head (field trip) Registration:  Register...

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NOV
14

Joint RSNSW-Law Society of NSW Public Lecture

“The US Supreme Court: A Rogue Court in a Fragile Democracy” Linda GreenhouseSenior Research Scholar, Yale Law School     andPresident, American Philosophical Society Date: Monday, 14 November 2022, 9.00 am  AEST Venue: Webinar — details to follow Registration: through the Law Society of NSW is required Important note: Due ...

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NOV
03

RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum 2022

  RESHAPING AUSTRALIA: COMMUNITIES IN ACTION Dates: Thursday 3 November 2022, 9.30 am–5.30 pm AEDT Venue: YouTube live streaming from Government House Sydney Video presentation: YouTube playlist Brochure: Complete document comprising the program, abstracts, and speaker biographies The Royal Society of New South Wales and the Learned Acade...

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OCT
20

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-9

“Judging a Jest: Humour and Censorship” Dr Jessica Milner Davis FRSNHonorary Research AssociateUniversity of Sydney Date: Thursday, 20 October 2022, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room  All are welcome Summary: Of all types of humour, satire is the one that most often falls foul of the law. Since by definition it sets...

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OCT
05

1307th OGM and Open Lecture

“The Global Economy and Australia's Outlook: Geoff Harcourt's contribution to the theory of productivity growth” Dr Don Russell (1)Ms Jane Drake-Brockman (2)Emeritus Professor Robert Marks FRSN (3) 1. Chair, AustralianSuper2. Visiting Fellow, University of Adelaide3. Emeritus Professor, UNSW (Sydney) Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 6.30 pm AEDT&nb...

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OCT
12

Joint RSNSW-University of Sydney Business School Public Lecture—CANCELLED

“A New Way to Wealth: The Role of Social Response Capitalism” Bruce Piasecki PhDNew York Times Bestselling Author andFounder of AHC Group, Inc. The Society and the University of Sydney Business School regret to announce the cancellation of this lecture. Everyone who registered through the University of Sydney registration site will be notified acco...

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SEP
20

In memory of Emeritus Professor Robin King

“Our respects to Emeritus Professor Robin KingFRSN FTSE HonFIEAust CPEng (Ret)”A hybrid memorial event organised by Engineers Australia Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 6.00 – 8.30 pm  AEST Venue: Engineers Australia Sydney Office, Mezzanine Floor, 44 Market Street, Sydney or online webinar (Engineers Australia Webex) Registration: Through th...

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JUL
02

Display of Society-related objects in the Chau Chak Wing Museum

Display of Society-related objects in the Chau Chak Wing Museum University of Sydneyon weekends 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm from Saturday 1 July 2022until Sunday 25 September 2022 As part of our 200-year celebrations, the Chau Chak Wing Museum (CCW Museum) at the University of Sydney has curated a display of Society-related objects from the Macleay Collecti...

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SEP
15

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-8

“Scattering neutrons to explore the materials found on the dwarf planets of our solar system”  Dr Helen Maynard-CaselySenior Instrument Scientist, ANSTO Date: Thursday, 15 September 2022, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room  All are welcome Summary: Our solar system contains a great array of small planetary bodie...

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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. Video p...

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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 Hawk...

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AUG
04

[email protected]: August 2022

Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons

[email protected]Housepresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW “Manufacturing at the Atomic Scale”Michelle Simmons AO FRS DistFRSN FAA FTSEScientia Professor, UNSW SydneyDirector, ARC Centre of Excellence (CQC2T)Founder, Silicon Quantum Computing Date: Thursday, 4 August 2022, 6.30 pm AEST Venue: Live-streamed from ...

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AUG
03

1305th OGM and Open Lecture

“Marsupials: Their secrets are all in their genes!” Professor Kathy Belov AO FRSN FAA (1)     andDr Elizabeth Deane FRSN (2) (1) Professor of Comparative Genomics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), University of Sydney(2) Education Consultant Date: Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinarVideo presen...

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JUL
28

Hunter Branch Meeting 2022-3

“The Intersection between Science and Law” Dr Xanthé MallettAssociate Professor of CriminologyUniversity of Newcastle Date: Thursday, 28 July 2022, 5.15 pm for 5.30 pm AEST  Venue:  Newcastle Club, 40 Newcomen Street, Newcastle NSW 2300Entry:  Free + an option to register for dinner at $95 (incl GST) per head following the lecture Dr...

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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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