Events Calendar for 2024

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Most recent update: 14 February 2024


Follow the links below for meetings held by the Society in Sydney, in Newcastle by the Hunter Branch, in Mittagong by the Southern Highlands Branch, and in Western NSW by the Western NSW Branch.

Sydney Meetings 2024

Wednesday,
7 February

6.30 pm AEDT

1319th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW

Topic: Productivity: what it is, and why it matters
Emeritus Professor Roy Green FRSN
University of Technology Sydney 

Wednesday,
21 February

6.30 pm AEDT

Annual Four Societies' Lecture

Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW

Topic Resilience before Readiness — "... for the want of a horseshoe nail"
Vince Di Pietro AM CSC FRSN FRAeS FAICD
Independent Consultant,
Former Aviation Fleet Commander, Royal Australian Navy, and
Former CEO, Lockheed-Martin Australia

Friday,
1 March

6.30 pm AEDT

RSNSW Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards

Venue: Strangers' Room, Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney

After Dinner Speaker
Dr Saul Griffith FRSN

Wednesday,
6 March

6.30 pm AEDT

Ideas@theHouse: March 2023

Venue: Government House, Sydney (by formal invitation) and live-streaming

Shakespeare on politics: what can we learn?
John Bell AO OBE
Former Artistic Director, Bell Shakespeare

Wednesday,
13 March

6.30 pm AEDT

RSNSW Student Award and Early Career Citation Presentations 2023

Venue: Western Sydney University, Parramatta South  Campus

Presenters: 

Wednesday,
17 April

6.30 pm AEST

157th Annual General Meeting
1320th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW

Putting the Civil Back in Civil Society
Emeritus Professor Peter Shergold AC FRSN FASSA and Professor Kristy Muir
Former Chancellor, Western Sydney University and
Chief Executive Officer, Paul Ramsey Foundation

Wednesday,
1 May

6.30 pm AEST

1321st OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Brain Health Equity: a new frontier for healthy longevity
Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey FRSN FASSA FAHMS

Wednesday,
5 June

6.30 pm AEST

1322nd OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW

RNA and me: from the Origins of life and nanomedicine to building an RNA ecosystem
Professor Pall Thordason
Director, UNSW RNA Institute
UNSW Sydney

Wednesday,
3 July

6.30 pm AEST

1323th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Topic: TBA
Presenter: TBA

Wednesday,
7 August

6.30 pm AEST

1324th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: TBA

Topic: TBA
Presenters: TBA

Wednesday,
4 September

6.30 pm AEST

1325th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Topic: TBA
Presenter: TBA

Wednesday,
2 October

6.30 pm AEDT

1326th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW

Topic: TBA
Presenter: TBA

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? November

8.30 am AEDT

Royal Society of NSW and Learned Societies Annual Forum 2024

Venue: Government House, Sydney (by formal invitation) and Live Streaming

Theme: TBA

Wednesday,
13 November

6.30 pm AEDT

1327th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Topic: TBA
Presenter: TBA

Wednesday,
4 December

6.30 pm AEDT

1328th OGM and Open Lecture

Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW

Topic: TBA
Scientia Professor Helen Christensen AO FASSA FAHMS
The Black Dog Institute, UNSW Sydney

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Hunter Branch Meetings

The Hunter Branch Event Program for 2024 is still under development.

Monday, 19 February

5.15 pm AEDT

Joint RSNSW Hunter Branch and Australian Decorative And Fine Arts Society—Newcastle Lecture

Venue: Hunter Theatre, Cameron Street, Broadmeadow NSW

Exploring the Holographic
Dr Martina Mrongovius

Thursday, 11 April

5.15 pm AEST

Hunter Branch Meeting 2024-1

Venue: The King Street Room, NEX Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, Newcastle West

Conservation, Frogs, and Citizen Science
Honorary Professor Michael Mahony

Thursday, 20 June

5.15 pm AEST

Hunter Branch Meeting 2024-2

Venue: The King Street Room, NEX Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, Newcastle West

Topic: TBA
Presenter: TBA

Thursday, 15 August

5.15 pm AEST

Hunter Branch Meeting 2023-3

Venue: The King Street Room, NEX Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, Newcastle West

Topic: TBC
Presenter: TBC

Thursday, 24 October

5.15 pm AEDT

Hunter Branch Meeting 2023-4

Venue: The King Street Room, NEX Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, Newcastle West

Topic: TBC
Professor Francesco Paolucci

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Southern Highlands Branch Meetings

The Southern Highlands Branch Event Program for 2024 is still under development.

Thursday,
15 February

6.00 pm AEDT

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-1

venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room

Topic: Ten novels that changed the world
Susannah Fullerton OAM FRSN

Thursday,
21 March

6.30 pm AEDT

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-2

Venue: RSL Mittagong, carrington Room

The antiquity of life: Oldest (3.7 billion years old) stromatolite fossils discovered in Greenland
Professor Alan Nutman
University of Wollongong

Thursday,
18 April

6.30 pm AEST

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-3

Venue: RSL Mittagong

Topic: TBA
Professor Fred Watson, Astronomer-at-Large

Thursday,
16 May

6.30 pm AEST

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-4

Venue: RSL Mittagong

Topic: TBA
Distinguished Professor Anatoly Rosenfeld
University of Wollongong

Thursday,
20 June

6.30 pm AEST

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-5

Venue: RSL Mittagong

Machines behaving badly: the morality of AI

Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace
University of Wollongong

Thursday,
18 July

6.30 pm AEST

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-6

Venue: RSL Mittagong

Topic: TBA
Dr Brad Tucker
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Australian National University

Thursday,
15 August

6.30 pm AEST

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-7

Venue: RSL Mittagong

Topic: TBA
Dr Carolyn Hogg
University of Sydney

Thursday,
19 September

6.30 pm AEST

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-8

Venue: RSL Mittagong

Topic: TBA
Greta Bradman

Thursday,
17 October

6.30 pm AEST

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-9

Venue: RSL Mittagong

Topic: TBA
Professor Michael Kassiou
University of Sydney

Thursday,
21 November

6.30 pm AEST

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-9

Venue: RSL Mittagong

Topic: TBA
Scientia Professor Gordon Parker
UNSW Sydney

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Western NSW Branch Meetings

The Western NSW Branch Event Program for 2024 is still under development.

Wednesday,
28 February

6.00 pm AEDT

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2024-1

venue: Wagga Wagga campus (Riverina Playhouse), Charles Sturt University and live-streaming

Parasites, Australia's silent threat—
coincidence, nature's hand, or policy complacency

Professor Shookoofeh Shamsi
Professor of Veterinary Parasitology
Gulbali Institute
Charles Sturt University

Wednesday,
10 April

6.00 pm AEDT

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2024-2

Venue: Albury campus (Gum's Cafe—386 Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, Thurgoona), Charles Sturt University and live-streaming

Topic: TBA
Professor Alan Cooper
Adjunct Research Professor
Gulbali Institute
Charles Sturt University

Wednesday,
26 June

6.00 pm AEST

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2024-3

Venue: Orange campus (Building 1008), Charles Sturt University and live-streaming

Topic: TBA
Professor Muhammad Shiddiky
Rural Health Research Institute
Charles Sturt University

Wednesday,
28 August

6.00 pm AEST

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2024-4

Venue: Wagga Wagga campus (Riverina Playhouse), Charles Sturt University and live-streaming

Adapting to change—invasive plants and pests take up the challenge
Professor Leslie Weston FAA
Gulbali Institute for Agriculture, Water, and Environment
Charles Sturt University

Wednesday,
23 October

6.00 pm AEDT

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2024-5

Venue: Dubbo campus, Charles Sturt University and live-streaming

Topic: TBA
Professor Sarah O'Shea
Dean, Graduate Research
Charles Sturt University

Tuesday,
5 November

6.00 pm AEDT

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2024-6

Venue: Orange campus (346 Leeds parade), Charles Sturt University and live-streaming

Rural and Regional Health
Professor Allen Ross
Executive Director
Rural Health Research Institute
Charles Sturt University, Orange

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