Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
MAY
16

Recording of RSNSW Poggendorff Lecture 2020

In the event that you were unable to attend this fascinating lecture, "Are weeds becoming new native species?", delivered by the Professor Angela Moles FRSN of UNSW Sydney, and the RSNSW Poggendorff Lecturer for 2020, that was jointly presented by the Royal Society of NSW and UNSW Sydney in the Palm House of the Royal Botanic Garden on We...

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JUN
24

RSNSW Bicentennial Dinner

  Date: Friday 24 June 2022  Venue and times:  Chau Chak Wing Museum (pre-dinner drinks) 6–7 pm followed by dinner (7–10 pm) in the Great Hall, The University of Sydney Registration: Early-bird (if purchased on or before 27 May): $200 (incl. GST) per person or Standard (if purchased after 27 May and on or before 10 June): $250 (incl....

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APR
10

Recent Events now on YouTube: March 2022

All online events from the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw. There were three events, for which recordings are available, held in March 2022.  In the first of these, the award winners of the Royal Society of NSW Student Awards for 2021 presented a s...

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APR
06

RSNSW 1302nd OGM: April 2022 — Return to face-to-face

The Society's 1302nd Ordinary General Meeting held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW marked an important milestone — the return to face-to-face events after two year's of exclusively online events imposed by pandemic restrictions.  An audience of over 50 people enjoyed the opportunity to once again meet with fellow Society member...

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APR
06

RSNSW Council Elections 2022: Declaration of Results

The electronic ballot for the 2022 Council Elections of the Royal Society of NSW closed at noon on Tuesday, 5 April 2021. There were 222 ballots submitted by 670 eligible voters, representing an overall return of 33.1%. The outcome of the election is as follows. For the election of four (4) Council members There were 840 votes tallied with 12 ...

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APR
22

Nearer the Gods—Ensemble Theatre block booking for Society members

Nearer the Gods A block booking on 22 April forRoyal Society of NSW members Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2022, 8.00 pm AEST Venue: Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli Entry: $72 Booking: Ensemble Theatre Box Office: (02) 8918 3400 quoting the reference number 1924793 by COB on Thursday, 14 April Fellows and members of the Royal...

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APR
06

Statement by the Royal Society of NSW on Ukraine

The Royal Society of NSW, an inclusive learned institution founded on the principles of liberal democracy, encourages discourse and the free exchange of ideas that respect religious, political, and cultural freedoms. The Society condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a brutal assault on such values and on the Ukrainian people. It presents a re...

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APR
04

Society welcomes new Fellows and Members: March 2022

The Royal Society of NSW warmly welcomes 11 new members to the Society's ranks, effective from 2 March 2022. Fellows Professor Igor Aharonovich Professor Clive Baldock Professor Anthony Cunningham Professor Roy Green Professor Renee Elmina Leon Professor Tuan Van Nguyen Dr James RenwickProfessor Shawn Ross Biographical information about the new Fel...

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MAR
14

Society Fellow honoured with 2022 AAS Macfarlane Burnet Medal

Society Fellow, Professor Steven Simpson AC FRSN FRS FAA has been awarded one of the Australian Academy of Science's two highest honours — the 2022 Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture — for his research that has led to a groundbreaking approach to nutrition.  Professor Stephen Simpson, from the University of Sydney, has revolutionised the scie...

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MAR
10

Council Member, Kathy Belov, appointed interim DVC (Research) at the University of Sydney

Council Member and Society Fellow, Professor Kathy Belov AO FRSN, has just been appointed as the interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney.  Her term will extend from 2 April until the arrival in July of Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FTSE as the substantive replacement for Professor Duncan Ivison FRSN FA...

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MAR
02

Society welcomes new Fellows and Members: February 2022

The Royal Society of NSW warmly welcomes 13 new members to the Society's ranks, effective from 2 February 2022. Fellows Professor Mark Griffith EvansDr Peter KeeganProfessor Charles James LemckertProfessor Deborah LuptonMr David John van NunenProfessor Alistair Gary Beresford PooreMs Judith Maree Rae Biographical information about the new Fellows i...

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FEB
22

Royal Society of NSW Online Book Catalogue

Announcing a new service for Society members As a means of creating greater collegiality among members of the Society, the Publishing Committee, in conjunction with Halstead Press, has created a mechanism for all members to be made aware of some of the interesting, published works of your Society colleagues on a regular basis. Conversely, this is a...

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FEB
22

Recent Events now on YouTube: February 2022

All online events from the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw. In our first event of 2022 (2 February) that was held online, Professor Mark Scott AO FRSN, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, discussed “Where next for higher education...

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FEB
18

December 2021 Issue of the Journal now available

The December 2021 issue of the Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of NSW is now available online.  Members of the Society who subscribed to two issues of the hard-copy edition for 2021 will receive their December 2021 copy in the mail in coming weeks once it is printed. Members who did not renew their subscription to the pr...

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FEB
14

RSNSW Council Elections 2022: Call for Nominations

The Council is the Society’s governing body, and together with its Committees, is responsible for the planning and delivery of the Society’s programs and the initiatives of an ambitious triennial Strategic Plan. Amongst these initiatives are the successful delivery of the Bicentenary celebration during 2021–22, increasing the visibility, reach and ...

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FEB
09

Society Fellow, Emma Johnson, named as next DVC (Research) at the University of Sydney

Society Fellow, Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FTSE, has just been named as the incoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney.  She joins the University in July 2022.  Professor Johnston, who is currently the Dean of Science and previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UNSW (Sydney), is a leading authority in...

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FEB
03

Royal Society of NSW Awards for 2021

The Royal Society of NSW announced its Awards for 2021 at the 1300th Ordinary General Meeting on Wednesday, 2 February 2022.  These prestigious awards, awarded by Australia's oldest learned society, recognise outstanding achievements and excellence in science, engineering, philosophy and the arts. The awards and their recipients...

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FEB
02

Society welcomes new Fellows and Members: December 2021

The Royal Society of NSW warmly welcomes 12 new members to the Society's ranks, effective from 1 December 2021. Fellows Professor Simon HoProfessor Jennifer Louise Martin Professor Robert A. Minasian Associate Professor Alice Elizabeth Motion Professor Louis Michael Rendina Professor Emeritus Graham Edward Town Scientia Professor Toby Walsh Biograp...

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JAN
26

Australia Day Honours 2022

The Society is pleased to note the awards in the 2022 Australia Day Honours that have gone to Society Fellows: Members in the Order of Australia to Associate Professor Kristine Barlow-Stewart AM FRSN and  Ms Elizabeth Ann Macgregor AM OBE FRSN. Professor Barlow-Stewart, who is the Director of the Master of Genetic Counselling at the Unive...

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JAN
15

Vale Dr David Branagan AM FRSN

The Royal Society of NSW records with great regret the passing of one of its Past Presidents, Dr David F. Branagan AM FRSN, on 9 January 2022 at the age of 91. David Branagan was born in Broken Hill in 1930 and combined his love of geology with his equally strong love of singing and choral music, in which he was heavily involved. He was amongst Aus...

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