Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
AUG
13

National Science Week 2019: talk 2

Robert Clancy

  “Unexpected results - Australian  science to 1950”  Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy  AM FRSN Tuesday 13 August 2019, 6pm for 6.30Venue: Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt StCost: $15 for RSNSW Fellows and Members and SMSA members, $20 for othersBooking: here or call 9...

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AUG
12

National Science Week 2019: talk 1

Ragbir Bhathal

 “Aboriginal astronomy” Dr Ragbir Bhathal FRSN Monday 12 August 2019, 6pm for 6.30Venue: Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, SydneyCost: $15 for RSNSW Fellows and Members and SMSA members, $20 for othersBooking: here or call 9262 7300 For over 60,000 years the Aboriginal peoples of Australia have ...

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JUL
18

Women and science: Lecture 4

Barbara Gillam

  “Visual perception in Aboriginal art”  Emeritus Professor Barbara Gillam  FASSA FRSN  School of Psychology, UNSW Thursday, 18 July 2019Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney Aboriginal painting now has a world-wide reputation.  However it has largely been regarded as conceptual rathe...

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AUG
16

UNSW Centre for Ideas event

  “The telomere effect”   Professor Elizabeth Blackburn   AC FAA FRS DistFRSN   Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics   University of California San Francisco Friday 16 August 2019, 6.30pmCity Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney Cost: $35 without discount, $25 for RSNSW Members and Fellows, and for U...

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JUL
03

1274th OGM and open lecture

   “Past, present and future of polymers:    is the plastics age over?”   Emeritus Professor Robert Burford FRSN   UNSW Wednesday 3 July 2019Gallery Room, State Library of NSW The search for synthetic alternatives (including polymers) to scarce natural materials is not new, and substitution occurred well befo...

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JUN
20

Women and science: lecture 3

Lesley Hughes

   “Climate change and our    life support system”   Professor Lesley Hughes FRSN   Dept. of Biological Sciences   Macquarie University Thursday, 20 June 2019Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney Our climate system is changing rapidly as a result of the burning of fossil fuels. I...

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SEP
19

Sci-Fi Series - The future is here.




Sci-Fi Series - The future is here.  Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019 Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Venue: Australian National Maritime Museum (Tasman Light Gallery and Theatre)             2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney This series of lectures, Sci-Fi Series – Future Planet  was presented by a panel of le...

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JUN
05

1273rd OGM and open lecture

   “This talk may cause side effects:      nocebo effects in medicine”   Dr Kate Faasse   School of Psychology   UNSW Wednesday 5 June 2019Gallery Room, State Library of NSW Almost everyone has experienced unpleasant side effects from a medical treatment. But what if I were to tell you tha...

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APR
08

Annual Dinner 2019 and Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture

Guest of Honour:  The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC                               Governor of New South Wales   Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture:   “The new field of atomic electronics”  Michelle Simmons FRS FAA FTSE DistFRSN &n...

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MAY
02

Women and Science: lecture 2

This is the second in a series of lectures about Women and Science presented jointly by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. The series examines the huge changes we have seen in the roles women have played in science, and the view science has held of women.    “Ada Lovelace, without whom   we might ...

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MAR
21

Women and science: lecture 1

Mary Shelley

The Women and Science lecture series is co-hosted by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. It examines the huge changes in the roles women play in science, and the view science has of women. Prohibited for much of history from having a serious interest in such a ‘masculine’ domain, women now abound in science, mathemati...

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APR
03

152nd AGM, 1272nd OGM and retiring president’s address

   “Measuring what we can:    or how to lose weight on May 20th”   Emeritus Professor Brynn Hibbert   School of Analytical Chemistry   UNSW Wednesday 3 April 2019 Gallery Room, State Library of NSW Galileo said “Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so”, which is a statement of...

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MAR
06

1271st OGM and open lecture

    “Using genomics to conserve      Australia’s biodiversity”    Katherine Belov    School of Life and Environmental Sciences    University of Sydney There was also a 3-minute thesis (3MT) talk: “Pee-cycling: transforming our urine into valuable fertiliser” by Federico Volpin, University of Te...

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FEB
25

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2019

Helen Cook 4 Societies

     “Legal considerations pertaining to     nuclear energy as an option for Australia”   Helen Cook    GNE Advisory Monday 25 February 2019 Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney This presentation gave an overview of international approaches to the development of nuclear power...

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FEB
26

Speaking of music: lecture 1

dr wes

The Speaking of Music lecture series is co-hosted by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. Our speakers will examine music, its relation to the world and its profound power to affect us – sometimes in surprising ways.        “Jazz and democracy”    Dr. Wesley J. Watkins IV   Jazz ...

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FEB
06

1270th OGM and open lecture

Evelyn Todd

Royal Society of NSW Scholarship Award Winners for 2018 Fiona McDougall, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University Evelyn Todd, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney There was also a 3-minute thesis (3MT) talk: “Finding the best-fitting jeans for railway foundations” by Mr Chuhao Liu, 2018 3MT winner, Univers...

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DEC
31

Calendar of Sydney meetings in 2019

Wednesday 6 February 1270th OGM and open lecture: 2018 Scholarship presentations Evelyn Todd, University of Sydney “Using genetics to improve athletic performance in throughbred horses” Fiona McDougall, Macquarie University “Human-associated bacteria and antibiotic resistance in grey-headed flying foxes” Venue: State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Pla...

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NOV
15

1269th OGM open lecture and Christmas party

Jak Kelly Award lecture and Christmas party“Hydroxyl as a probe of the molecular interstellar medium”   Anita Petzler, Jak Kelly Award winner for 2018  Department of Physics and Astronomy  Macquarie University Wednesday 5 December 2018State Library of NSW, Sydney The Jak Kelly AwardThis award was created in honour of P...

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NOV
10

RSNSW and Four Academies Forum 2018

“Towards a prosperous and sustainable Australia: what now for the lucky country?” Hosted by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (ret’d.), Governor of NSW and Patron of the Royal Society of NSW Thursday 29 November 2018Government House, Sydney A day dissecting the big questions facing Australia today and into the future. Austra...

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SEP
07

1267th OGM and open lecture

   “3D printing of body parts: practical applications   and fundamental explorations”    Professor Gordon Wallace AO FRSN   Director, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute   University of Wollongong There was also a 3-minute thesis talk, “Knowing your alien”, by Mr Yingyod Lapwong, Faculty of ...

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