Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
AUG
15

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-7

“Biodiversity, Bilbies, and Battling Extinction”Professor Carolyn Hogg FRSNDeputy Director, External EngagementSydney Environment Institute University of Sydney Date: Thursday, 15 August, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: Biodiversity is all life on earth and is underpinned by three pil...

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OCT
26

Hunter Branch Meeting 2023-4

“Electrical Energy Supply. So what’s all the fuss about” Professor Colin WatersProfessor of PhysicsUniversity of Newcastle Date: Thursday 26 October 2023, 5.30 pm (AEDT) for a 6.00 pm start Registration:  Registration is required by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 25 October 2023 through Membes. Max: 100 peopleVenue:  Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hal...

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FEB
02

RSNSW 1310th OGM: February 2023

The Society's 1310th Ordinary General Meeting, and the first meeting of 2023, was held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 1 February.  An audience of approximately sixty people heard an enlightening and thought-provoking talk on "Drones, Smart Munitions, and Cyberspace: the 21st Century Defence of Ukraine and its implications f...

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OCT
19

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-9

Weeds

“Are our weeds becoming new native species?”Professor Angela Moles FRSNEcology and Evolution Research CentreUNSW Sydney Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Joadja/Nattai Room All are welcome Summary: Introducing species to a new environment creates excellent conditions for evolution, as the species ...

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AUG
28

Western NSW Branch Meeting: 2024-4

“Adapting to change — invasive plants and pests take up the challenge”Professor Leslie Weston FAAResearch Professor of Plant BiologyGulbali Research InstituteCharles Sturt University Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2024, 5.30 pm for a 6.00 pm start (AEST) Venue: CSU Riverina Playhouse, 8 Cross Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW,  and live-streaming Registrat...

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SEP
04

1325th OGM and Open Lecture

“HECS-HELP: History, effects, international comparisons, and the University Accord”Emeritus Professor Bruce Chapman AO FASSA Sir Roland Wilson Chair of EconomicsResearch School of EconomicsAustralian National University Date: Wednesday, 4 September 2024, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar Entry: No charge All are welcome Please click here to jo...

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OCT
04

1316th OGM and Open Lecture

“Australia’s nuclear future: a new discourse for the 2040s” Helen Cook  Principal,  GNE Advisory   andDr Adi Paterson FRSN FTSE  Former Chief Executive Officer  ANSTO Date: Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 6.30—8.00 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyVideo presentation: YouTube ...

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SEP
21

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-8

“Gender dysphoria: emerging teen challenges”Clare RowePrincipal Psychologist and DirectorRowe & Associates Date: Thursday, 21 September 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Joadja/Nattai Room All are welcome Summary: The last ten years have seen an exponential rise in the diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria in children and adole...

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OCT
31

Ideas@theHouse: October 2024

Timothy Stephens

Ideas@theHousepresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW The Big Thaw: Who Governs Antarctica’s Ice?Professor Tim Stephens FAALProfessor of International LawUniversity of Sydney Law School Date: Thursday, 31 October 2024, 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEST Venue: Face-to-face (by invitation for Society members) and live stre...

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SEP
06

1315th OGM and Open Lecture

“Challenges for Open Enquiry and Scholarship in a Divided Age”Professor Alan DavisonProfessor and DeanFaculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of Technology Sydney Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEST  Video presentation: YouTube video All are welcome Please click here to join the webinar --> Summary: Are the c...

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AUG
17

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-7

“Can plant breeding help us manage the challenges of climate change and food insecurity?”Professor Richard TrethowanDirector, Plant Breeding InstituteSydney Institute of AgricultureUniversity of Sydney Date: Thursday, 17 August 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: As agricultural produc...

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AUG
16

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2023-3

“Behavioural data science as a game changer for understanding the interface between human and digital systems in the new digital economy”Professor Ganna PogrebnaExecutive Director, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Futures InstituteCharles Sturt University Date: Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 6.00 — 8.00 pm (AEST) Venue: Engineering Building, Building ...

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AUG
10

Ideas@theHouse: August 2023

Professor Emma Johnston

Ideas@theHousepresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW “Ideas for marine stewardship and sustainability in a time of acceleration”Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FAA FTSEDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)University of Sydney Date: Thursday, 10 August 2023, 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEST (live streaming) Venue: Live stre...

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AUG
02

Charles Perkins Centre Annual Lecture 2023

“Public health sovereignty and public reason: a comparative perspective” Professor Sheila JasanoffPforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology StudiesHavard Kennedy School Date: Wednesday 2 August 2023, 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm AEST  Venue: University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus — venue to be confirmed Registration:  Registration through the...

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AUG
02

1314th OGM and Open Lecture

“Convergence: the hybridisation  of the future” In conversation: Associate Professor Catherine Ball  Futurist, Author, Researcher, Rebel   andMaria MacNamara  Director, Government Affairs and   Innovation Strategy, Kyndryl Date: Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 6.30—8.00 pm AEST  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library o...

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JUL
20

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-6

“A recent study of nuclear energy usage in Canada and the USA”Robert ParkerFounder, Nuclear for Climate Australia Date: Thursday, 20 July 2023, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: Robert Parker’s talk will detail his recent research, concluding with an outline of the benefits he sees to rural and r...

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JUL
20

Hunter Branch Meeting 2023-3

“Groundwater: When will we learn we can’t drink money?” Professor Craig T. Simmons FAA FTSE FAGUPro Vice-ChancellorCollege of Engineering, Science, and EnvironmentUniversity of Newcastle Date: Thursday 20 July 2023, 5.30 pm (AEST) for a 6.00 pm start Registration:  Registration is required by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 19 July 2023 through Membes. M...

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JUL
05

RSNSW Online Presentation 2023-2

“What we need to know about the Voice — before we vote”Panel comprising:Peter Baume AC DistFRSN, Megan Davis FRSN FASSA, Christopher Puplick AM, and Dean Ashenden Date: Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinarVideo presentation: YouTube video All are welcome Join the webinar here --> Summary: Peter Baume AC, who served as...

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JUN
20

Joint AIP, RACI, RSNSW, and ANSTO Presentation

“The Invisible Revealed” Dr Joseph BevittSenior Instrument Scientist, ANSTO Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 7.00 pm AEST Venue: Hybrid—ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights NSW, and live streamingEntry: No charge All are welcome Register now --> A joint presentation by the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP), the Royal Austr...

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JUN
15

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2023-2

“A new history of Australian political thought”Professor Wayne Hudson FAHAAdjunct Research Professor, Australian Centre for Christianity and CultureCharles Sturt University, Canberra Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023, 6.00 pm Venue: Charles Stuart University, 15 Blackall Street, Barton, ACTVideo presentation: YouTube video  All are welcome Ple...

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