RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum Committees


On behalf of the Council, the RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum Committees lead the planning and program development for the Annual Forum held at Government House, Sydney, in partnership with Australia’s Learned Academies. The Program is designed to draw together, in one day, authoritative voices from the natural, technological, medical and social sciences, and the humanities, to consider high impact issues in a way that will inform Australian public policy and public opinion in the decades ahead.

There are two committees: the Planning Committee which attends to logistic arrangements, and the Program Committee which develops the Forum Program and recruits eminent speakers.   

Detailed information about the Committee’s Terms of Reference is available from the preceding link.


For 2021–2022, the Planning Committee is:  

Chair Dr Susan Pond AM FRSN FTSE FAHMS
Secretary Emeritus Robin King FRSN FTSE
Member Emeritus Professor Lindsay Botten FRSN (Webmaster)


and the Program Committee comprises:

Chair Dr Susan Pond AM FRSN FTSE FAHMS
Members Professor Anne Castles FASSA
Professor Tony Cunningham FAHMS
Emeritus Professor Annabelle Duncan PSM FRSN FTSE
Professor Toby Walsh FAA
Professor Richard Waterhouse FAHA

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