Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
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
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
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
04

1296th OGM and Open Lecture

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“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
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
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
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

[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
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
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
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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DEC
09

1289th OGM and Open Lecture

“Dispelling climate change myths—how ocean physics can help explain surprises in the modern-day climate record” Professor Matthew England FRSN FAAClimate Change Research Centre, UNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 9 December, 6.30pm AEST Venue: Zoom Webinar Video Presentation: YouTube Video Venue: Zoom webinar. Click here for help in getting started with ...

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