Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
APR
18

2017 Liversidge Lecture

    “Sensing our world: From glucose sensors to     counting single molecules and cells”     Scientia Professor Justin Gooding     University of NSW     Awarded the 2017 Liversidge Medal for     chemistry. Thursday 11 May 2017Tyree Room and Balcony, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Bios...

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APR
14

Annual Dinner 2017

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      Guests of Honour:  His Excellency General The Honourable David  Hurley AC DSC (ret’d.), Governor of New South  Wales and Patron of the Royal Society of New South  Wales, and Mrs Hurley       Distinguished Fellow's Lecture:  “Don’t blame the unemployed”  Hon Emeritus Professor Pe...

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MAR
10

1252nd OGM and open lecture

    “The science of beer”  Dr Greg Organ  Senior Sensory Specialist  Lion Company Wednesday 5 April 2017Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Dr Organ began with a description of beer’s four ingredients – yeast, water, malt and hops – and the brewing process. To fully enjoy your beer...

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FEB
13

1251st OGM and open lecture

   “Creative minds: Artistic and scientific  endeavour on polar expeditions 1851 to 1951”  Richard Ferguson FRGS   Executive Director, Craft Australia Wednesday 1 March 2017Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Increased specialisation of academic disciplines in the twentieth century...

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JAN
13

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2017

  “South Australia: a nuclear State in a global   solution”   Rear Admiral, The Honourable Kevin Scarce AC   CSC RAN (ret'd.) Thursday 23 February 2017International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour This talk focused on the challenge to Australia in moving to a reliable, low-carbon and lowest-possible-cost e...

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JAN
13

1250th OGM and open lecture


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Royal Society of New South Wales Scholarship Award Winners for 2017   Yik Lung (Jeremy) Chan,   School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney   Andrew Ritchie,   School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney   Isobel Ronai,   School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney W...

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NOV
18

1249th OGM and Christmas party


"Imaging with a deft touch: the scanning helium microscope – a modern pinhole camera!" Dr Matthew Barr, School of Mathematical and Physical Science, University of NewcastleJak Kelly Award winner for 2016 (award presented by Irene Kelly) Wednesday 7 December 2016 Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Inspired by the ancient...

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OCT
22

RSNSW & Four Academies Forum 2016

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    Hosted by His Excellency General The Honourable  David Hurley AC DSC (ret’d), Governor of NSW  and Patron of the Royal Society of NSW  “Society as a complex system: implications for  science, practice and policy” Tuesday 29 November 2016Government House, Sydney We live in an increasingly co...

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OCT
10

1248th OGM and public lecture

Presentation of Distinguished Fellowship to Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO, DistFRSN The President presented the certificate of Distinguished Fellowship to Dame Marie Bashir at the start of the OGM. Past President Hector read the citation.   “Finding the right course for the right horse:  recent evidence-based advances in  ...

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SEP
07

1247th OGM and public lecture

“From sand and rice bubbles to earthquakes and volcanoes”    Professor Itai Einav, School of Engineering,  University of Sydney   Director of the Sydney Centre in Geomechanics  and Mining Materials Wednesday 5 October 2016Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The Universe is granulat...

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SEP
08

2016 Dirac Lecture

  “Dark matter in the universe”  The Dirac Lecture and award of the Dirac Medal  Duffield Professor Kenneth Freeman FRS  Australian National University Thursday 13 October 2016Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW The Dirac Medal is based on rules established in 1990 by the then Vice Chancellor of t...

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AUG
19

1246th OGM and public lecture

 “A source of inspiration and delight:  The Mitchell Library”  Richard Neville   Mitchell Librarian and Director, Education &  Scholarship Wednesday 7 September 2016Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The State Library of New South Wales can trace its history back to 1826. In m...

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JUL
07

1245th OGM and public lecture

  “Celebrating the 200th birthday of Royal  Botanic Gardens: a personal history of  57 years of science”  Dr Barbara Briggs   Honorary Research Associate  Royal Botanic Gardens Wednesday 3 August 2016Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The Royal Society of New South ...

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NOV
20

Liversidge medal winner lecture 2014

"Recent studies on the total synthesis of natural products and related systems"  Professor Martin Banwell Research School of Chemistry Institute of Advanced Studies Australian National University Canberra Thursday 20 November 2014 Lecture Theatre 4, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney Professor Banwell is an organic c...

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FEB
16

Four Societies lecture 2015

"Latest developments in small modular reactors" Dr Adrian (Adi) Paterson Chief Executive Officer,Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Held in conjunction with the Nuclear Engineering Panel of the Sydney Branch of Engineers Australia, the Australian Nuclear Association and the Australian Institute of Energy Date: Monday 16 February...

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SEP
15

Four Academies Forum 2015

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“The future of work” Royal Society of NSW and Four Academies Forum His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (ret'd), Vice Regal Patron of the RSNSW Tuesday 15 September 2015Government House, Sydney The Royal Society of NSW and Four Academies Forum was the inaugural collaborative event between the Society and the NSW-chapters of the...

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MAY
06

Annual black-tie dinner 2015

Awardees at the Annual Dinner 2015

  Guest of Honour Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO   Vice Regal Patron of the Society   and Governor of NSW Tuesday 5 May 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Dame Marie Bashir was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal Society, was presented with the 2014 Royal Society of NSW Medal, and gave the Di...

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APR
01

1231st OGM, AGM and public lecture

“Is the brain the right size?”   Scientia Professor George Paxinos AO  School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Wednesday 1 April 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Scientia Professor George Paxinos described the outstanding body of research that he has conducted over many years on mapping the structure of th...

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OCT
07

1236th OGM and public lecture

“The revolution in radio astronomy”   Professor Elaine Sadler  University of Sydney Wednesday 7 October 2015Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Radio astronomy is currently entering a 'golden age', when new telescopes of unprecedented sensitivity will allow us to explore the Universe in ways that have neve...

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JUL
01

1233rd OGM and public lecture

“Science in literature”   Dr James Ley   Editor, Sydney Review of Books Wednesday 1 July 2015Union University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Literature and science have historically been seen as competing and sometimes opposed disciplines, confined to their own discrete modes of comprehension. James Ley will consider s...

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