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Recent Events on YouTube: August 2021

Recorded RSNSW events now on YouTube All online events from the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and are made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel,, as well as being curated on the Presentations page of this website (under the Publishing menu). 

Amongst the most recent events are Music as a Superfood presented as part of the Ideas@theHouse series by renowned writer, broadcaster, psychologist, and operatic soprano, Greta Bradman on 22 July 2021, and The Intimate History of Evolution: The Huxleys 1825–1975, presented on 4 August 2021 by noted historian Professor Alison Bashford FRSN FAHA FRHistS FBA of UNSW (Sydney).

In Music as a Superfood, Greta Bradman discusses how music can help us live longer, sleep better, calm down, find flow, and feel happier.  Regrettably, due to rights restrictions, the YouTube recording is available only until 21 October.

In The Intimate History of Evolution: The Huxleys 1825–1975 Alison Bashford explores the contribution of Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895) and his grandson Julian Huxley (1887–1975) in communicating to the world the great modern story of the theory of evolution by natural selection. Thomas Huxley, a mid-nineteenth century natural scientist was Darwin’s most outspoken spokesman, while Julian Huxley, a well-known mid-twentieth century science writer, zoologist, conservationist, was that generation’s David Attenborough. Together, they were ‘trustees of evolution’, a phrase that Julian Huxley often used to describe all of humankind, but which Alison Bashford uses to describe the Huxleys themselves. 




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