Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
JUL
07

1295th OGM and Open Lecture

“Society as an information processing system, and the influence of the media” Dr Erik Aslaksen FRSNPhysicist, Engineer, and Author Date: Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinarVideo presentation: YouTube video  Summary: We are concerned about our environment, and rightfully so: the air we breathe, the water we ...

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JUN
30

Hunter Branch Meeting 2021-2

“Extreme bushfires and the age of violent pyroconvection” Professor Jason SharplesSchool of ScienceUNSW (Canberra) Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 6.00 pm AEST  Venue:  Zoom WebinarVideo presentation: YouTube video (*) Note:  Please note the change to both the time of the event and the venue/format. The current uncertainty r...

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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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JUN
02

1294th OGM and Open Lecture

“Murray-Darling Basin turmoil:past, present, and future” Professor Richard Kingsford FRSNProfessor of Environmental Science Director, Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW (Sydney) Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 6.30pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinar Video presentation: YouTube video Summary:  The Murray-Darling Basin is Australia's most devel...

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MAY
26

Hunter Branch Meeting 2021-1

“On readying our region for low emissions technology” Dr Alan Finkel AO FTSE FAAFormer Chief Scientist of Australia Date: Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 5.30pm AEST  Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music (cnr Auckland and Laman Streets, Newcastle) and Zoom live-streaming Video presentation:YouTube video In Conversation with Dr Alan Finkel AO. This...

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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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MAY
05

1293rd OGM and Open Lecture

“Big, bad fires in NSW” Emerita Professor Mary O’Kane AC FRSN FTSE Hon FIEAustChair, NSW Independent Planning Commission Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 6.30pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar Video presentation: YouTube video Summary:  As noted in the NSW Bushfire Inquiry, “The 2019-20 bush fire season was extreme, and extremely unusual. It s...

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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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APR
15

[email protected]: April 2021

Thomas Keneally AO DistFRSN

[email protected] byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW “Australia and the Dickens Boys”Thomas Keneally AO DistFRSN Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6.00pm AESTVenue: Zoom Webinar Video Presentation: YouTube Video Image credit: Tom Keneally in the Tom Keneally Centre at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. Photo b...

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APR
07

1292nd OGM and Open Lecture

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“Antarctica, this ain’t no mirage: the value of art in disseminating scientific information” Lea Kannar-LichtenbergerContemporary Artist Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 6.00pm AEST (preceded by the Annual General Meeting) Venue: Zoom Webinar Video Presentation:YouTube Video About this Event In this talk Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger will explore jus...

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APR
07

154th AGM and 1292th OGM and Open Lecture

Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger

  Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 6.00pm AEST Venue: Zoom Webinar This notice provides information about the: 154th Annual General Meeting and Council Elections1292nd Ordinary General Meeting and Open Lecture Annual General Meeting Rule 4(c) of the Society's Rules requires that an Annual General Meeting (AGM) must be held in April of each year....

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MAR
31

RSNSW Hunter Branch Annual General Meeting 2021

Notice of the 1st Annual General Meeting of the RSNSW Hunter Branch Date: Wednesday, 31 March, 5.00pm AEDT Venue: Collaborative Teal Room, X201, NUSpace, University of Newcastle (Hunter St) and via Zoom live-streaming Entry: No charge Only financial Members and Fellows of the RSNSW Hunter Branch are eligible to attend. Notice is hereby given o...

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MAR
24

Stewardship of Country from the Royal Societies of Australia: Webinar 3

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“Stewardship of Country: From Past to Future – Australian Stewardship of Country” Presented jointly by the Royal Societies of Australia and Inspiring Australia Victoria Date: Wednesday, 24 March, 6.00–8.00pm AEDT Venue: Live streaming on the RSA Facebook page Enquiries: via email  Entry: No charge for Facebook livestreaming.  Paid re...

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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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MAR
10

Stewardship of Country from the Royal Societies of Australia: Webinar 2

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“Stewardship of Country: Resilience, regeneration and escaping the iron law of business-as-usual” Presented jointly by the Royal Societies of Australia and Inspiring Australia Victoria Date: Wednesday, 10 March, 6.00–8.00pm AEDT Venue: Live streaming on the RSA Facebook page Enquiries: via email  Entry: No charge for Facebook livestreaming.&nb...

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MAR
03

1291st OGM and Open Lecture

“What are the best options for growing Australia’s mental health through the COVID-19 recovery?” Professor Ian Hickie AM FRSN FASSA FAHMS FRANZCPCo-Director, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 3 March, 6.30pm AEDT Venue:Zoom webinar Video Presentation: YouTube Video !--Venue: Zoom webinar. Click here for help in getting st...

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FEB
24

Stewardship of Country from the Royal Societies of Australia: Webinar 1

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“Stewardship of Country: The Common Ground – A Convergence of Traditions” Presented jointly by the Royal Societies of Australia and Inspiring Australia Victoria Date: Wednesday, 24 February, 6.00–8.00pm AEDT Video presentation: Facebook video !-- Venue: Live streaming on the RSA Facebook page Enquiries: via email  Entry: No charge for Facebook...

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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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FEB
25

ATSE Chaikin Oration 2021: The looming global food crisis

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The looming global food crisis: challenge and opportunity The Honourable John Anderson AO FTSE  The Chaikin Oration is presented by the NSW Division of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021, 12.40pm (AEDT) Venue: Zoom Webinar (Registration required) Entry: No charge Cost: $20 (includ...

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FEB
03

1290th OGM including Open Lecture

Matthew Donnelly
Sajad Razavi Bazaz
Daniel Fox
Phillipa Specker

Royal Society of NSW 2020 Student Award Presentations  Matthew Donnelly, UNSW (Sydney) Sajad Razavi Bazaz, UTS  Daniel Fox, ANU Philippa Specker, UNSW (Sydney)   Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 6.30pm AEDT Venue: Zoom Webinar. Video presentation: YouTube video The evening’s program comprises four short talks presented by PhD C...

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