Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
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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DEC
11

RSNSW Exhibition: NEXUS – Now Open

Jean Garling RoomMitchell Building, State Library of NSW1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney EXHIBITION NOW OPEN Opening Hours: Monday 2-5 pm; Thursday 3-6 pm; Sunday 2-5 pm until 31 March 2022, with a break from 21 December 2021 to 9 January 2022 over the holiday period. About the Exhibition: This Exhibition begins a year of celebrations to mark the S...

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DEC
01

1299th OGM and Open Lecture

“Managing psychological distress in times of stress: the stress of COVID-19 and all that” Professor Richard Bryant AC FASSA FAA FAHMSScientia Professor of Psychology &Director, Traumatic Stress ClinicUNSW (Sydney) Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Zoom WebinarVideo Presentation: YouTube video All are welcome  ...

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NOV
09

AIP Postgraduate Awards and the RSNSW Jak Kelly Prize 2021

AIP Postgraduate Awards 2021 Jointly sponsored by the:Australian Institute of Physics, Royal Society of NSW, andRoyal Australian Chemical Institute Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 2.00 pm AEDT  Venue: Zoom WebinarEntry: No charge All are welcome.  Summary: The NSW Branch of the Australian Institute of Physics will hold its Annua...

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NOV
04

RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum 2021

  POWER AND PERIL OF THE DIGITAL AGE Dates: Thursday and Friday, 4–5 November 2021, 9.00 am–12.30 pm AEDT Venue: Live streaming and subsequently on YouTube Cost: No charge. Registration: Please register now through the Public Sector Network portal.Brochure: The brochure is available in two forms: (a) an abridged document (pdf: 5...

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OCT
19

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2021-1

“With the Falling of the Dusk” Professor Stan GrantVice Chancellor's Chair of Australian-Indigenous BelongingCharles Sturt University Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 1.00 pm AEDT  Venue:  Zoom WebinarVideo Presentation: YouTube videoAll are welcome This meeting is presented jointly by Charles Sturt University and the Royal Society of NSW....

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OCT
06

1298th OGM and Open Lecture

“Privacy and Identity in anAI world” Professor Toby Walsh FAA FACM FAAASScientia Professor of AISchool of CSE, UNSW (Sydney) Date: Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Zoom WebinarVideo presentation: YouTube video All are welcome.   Summary: Artificial Intelligence is making great advances, many of which challenge our...

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SEP
15

Our Energy Future: Part 2 of a two part event from RSNSW

Dr Adi Paterson

Our Energy Future: The Unrecognised Opportunity in Glasgow — In Two ActsPart 2: Crushed Rocks Dr Saul Griffith FRSNincluding a conversation withDr Adi Paterson FRSN Date: 12.30 pm AEST, Wednesday 15 September 2021 (Part 2) Venue: Zoom webinar Video presentation: YouTube videos for Part 1 and Part 2 Society Members and Fellows, and members...

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SEP
14

Inaugural Meeting to establish the Western NSW Branch of the Society

Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 2.00 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinar.  For assistance in getting started with Zoom, please click here. Enquiries: via email  Entry: No charge All Society members are invited to join this historic occasion.  The Council has resolved to establish a new branch of the Society in Western NSW coveri...

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SEP
01

1297th OGM and Open Lecture

“Taking humour and laughter seriously: Exploring the multi-disciplinary field of humour studies” Dr Jessica Milner Davis FRSNHonorary Associate, University of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinar.  For assistance in getting started with Zoom, please click here.Video Presentation: YouTube vi...

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AUG
25

Our Energy Future: Part 1 of a two-part event from RSNSW

Dr Adi Paterson

Our Energy Future: The Unrecognised Opportunity in Glasgow — In Two ActsPart 1: Context and CastlesPart 2: Crushed Rocks Dr Saul Griffith FRSNincluding a conversation withDr Adi Paterson FRSN Date: 12.30 pm AEST, Wed. 25 August 2021  Venue: Zoom webinarsVideo presentation: YouTube videos for Part 1 and Part 2 Society Members and Fell...

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AUG
25

Hunter Branch Meeting 2021-3

“Did the Aged Care Royal Commission provide a blueprint to fix Australia's aged care system? If not, what else needs to happen?” Professor Kathy EagarDirector, Australian Health Services Research InstituteUniversity of Wollongong Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 6.00 pm AEST  Venue:  Zoom WebinarVideo Presentation: YouTube ...

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AUG
04

1296th OGM and Open Lecture

Huxley Image

“The Intimate History of Evolution: The Huxleys 1825–1975” A contribution to National Science Week Professor Alison Bashford FRSN FAHA FRHistS FBALaureate Professor of HistoryUNSW (Sydney) Date: Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinar.   Video presentation: YouTube video   Summary: At Life Maga...

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JUL
22

[email protected]: July 2021

Greta Bradman

[email protected] byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW “Music as a Superfood: How music can help us live longer, sleep better, calm down, find flow, and feel happier”Greta J. Bradman Writer, broadcaster, psychologist, and performing artist Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021, 6.30pm AEST Venue: Zoom webinar. F...

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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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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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