Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
MAR
17

RSNSW Clarke Lecture 2020

“From bulldozers, pests, and pathogens to climate change and urban futures: the tough life of plants” Professor Michelle LeishmanDistinguished Professor of BiologyDirector, Centre for Smart Green Cities, Macquarie University Date: Thursday, 17 March 2022, Time 5.30–7.00 pm AEDT Venue:  Live Streaming only.  The previously announced face-t...

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MAR
02

1301st OGM and Open Lecture

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Harry Marquis
Kevin Chau

Royal Society of NSW 2021 Student Award Presentations  Zain Mehdi, ANUSajad Abolpour Moshizi, Macquarie University Harry Marquis, University of SydneyKevin Chau, Macquarie University   Date: Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 6.30 pm AEDT Venue: Zoom Webinar. Video presentation: YouTube video The evening’s program comprises four short talks present...

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FEB
16

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2022

Stephen Wilson
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Engineering and related Challenges in Decarbonising the Electricity System Professor Stephen Wilson  University of Queensland A joint meeting of the Australian Institute of Energy, the Australian Nuclear Association, the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia, and the Royal Society of NSW — this year organised by the Australian Nuclear Associa...

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FEB
02

1300th OGM and Open Lecture

“Where next for higher education after COVID-19?” Professor Mark Scott AO FRSNVice-Chancellor and PrincipalThe University of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Zoom Webinar. Video presentation: YouTube video All are welcome Summary:  The COVID-19 pandemic forced dramatic changes to teaching, resea...

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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
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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