Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
JUN
01

1303rd OGM and Open Lecture

“Federalism, borders, and National Cabinet — What has the pandemic taught us?” Professor Anne Twomey AOProfessor of Constitutional LawSydney Law School, University of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, Sydney Entry: $35 for Society members; $45 ...

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MAY
18

RSNSW Exhibition: NEXUS 2022

Jean Garling RoomMitchell Building, State Library of NSW1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney EXHIBITION NOW OPEN Opening Hours: Monday 2-5 pm; Thursday 2-5 pm; Saturday 2-5; Sunday 2-5 pm until 30 June 2022 About the Exhibition: This Exhibition begins a year of celebrations to mark the Society’s contributions to the intellectual life of NSW over 200 ye...

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JUN
21

Joint AIP, RACI, RSNSW, and ANSTO Presentation

“Big Science of Gen IV Power Reactors” Dr Mark HoReactor Heat Transfer Specialist, ANSTOVice-President, Australian Nuclear Association Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2022, 7.00 pm AEST  Venue: Hybrid—ANSTO Discovery Centre, Lucas Heights NSW and live streaming (link sent on the day of the event)Enquiries: 02 9717 3090 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it....

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JUN
24

RSNSW 200th Anniversary Dinner

  Date: Friday 24 June 2022  Venue and times:  Chau Chak Wing Museum (pre-dinner drinks) 6–7 pm followed by dinner (7–10 pm) in the Great Hall, The University of Sydney Registration: Early-bird (if purchased on or before 27 May): $200 (incl. GST) per person or Standard (if purchased after 27 May and on or before 10 June): $250 (incl....

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JUL
06

1304th OGM and Open Lecture

“This is going to be different: Learning to live with Chinese Power” Professor Hugh White AO FASSAEmeritus Professor of Strategic Studies, Australian National University Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar.  Click here for help with getting started with Zoom. Entry: No Charge All are welcome Summ...

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SEP
07

1306th OGM and Open Lecture

“Is Fairweather an Australian artist? And does it matter?” Claire Roberts FAHA (1)     in conversation with Nicholas Jose (2)(1) Associate Professor of Art History, University of Melbourne(2) Novelist and Emeritus Professor, University of Adelaide Date: Wednesday, 7 September 2022, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar.  Click ...

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MAY
19

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-4

“Longer life and fertility: the promise of ageing research” Dr Lindsay WuNH&MRC Senior Research FellowUNSW Sydney Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room Summary: The dream of a “fountain of youth” can be found across diverse cultures dating back thousands of years. Today, scientists are studyin...

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MAY
18

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2022-2

“Making a living on the plains — Stone tools and archaeology of Aboriginal societies” Dr Colin Pardoe FRSN MAIATSISBiological Anthropologist and Archaeologist Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 12.00 pm AEST  Venue:  Wal Fife Lecture Theatre (Building 14, Room 212),Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga Campus) and live-streaming by ZoomVideo p...

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MAY
11

 RSNSW Poggendorff Lecture 2020

Professor Angela Moles

Date: Wednesday, 11 May 2022, Time 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm AEST  Venue: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Palm House, Mrs Macquarie's Road, Sydney Video presentation: YouTube video. The Poggendorff Lecture: The Royal Society of NSW and UNSW (Sydney) are pleased to present the Society’s Poggendorff Lecture. The Poggendorff Lecture, which is awarded p...

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MAY
04

RSNSW Liversidge Lecture 2020

“Drug Discovery Inspired by Natural Products ” Professor Richard J Payne FRSN FRSC FRACIProfessor of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, The University of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 4 May 2022, Time 6.00–8.00 pm AEST. Doors open at 5.45 pm. Drinks and canapés follow the lecture. Venue:  Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium (D17), University...

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APR
27

Hunter Branch Meeting 2022-1

“COVID 19: past performance, present practice, and future prospects” Nick Talley ACDistinguished Laureate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle andHunter Institute of Medical Research Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 5.15 pm for 5.30 pm AEST  Venue:  Newcastle Club, 40 Newcomen Street, Newcastle NSW 2300Entry:  Free + an option to register...

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APR
27

Hunter Branch Annual General Meeting 2022

Notice of the RSNSW Hunter Branch 2022 Annual General Meeting Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 5.00 pm AEST Venue: Newcastle Club, 40 Newcomen Street, Newcastle Entry: No charge Registration: Registration is required by 21 April through Membes Only financial Members, Fellows, and Distinguished Fellows of the RSNSW Hunter Branch are eligible to ...

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APR
21

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-3

“Space Race 2.0” Dr Bradley TuckerAstrophysicist and CosmologistAustralian National University Date: Thursday, 21 April 2022 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room Summary: Space exploration is happening at a rapid pace. Missions, projects, and events that are now happening were not even on the radar a few years ago. From pri...

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APR
20

[email protected]: April 2022

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Date: Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 6.30 pm  AEST Venue: Live Streaming from Government House Sydney Entry: No charge All are welcome “Nothing” is a show concept the Australian Chamber Orchestra is developing with its partners at Melbourne University and expects to produce in the near future. Following the talk, Richard will engage in a conversati...

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APR
08

ANA 2022 Conference: Progress in Nuclear

Date: Friday, 8 April 2022, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm AEST Venue: UTS Aerial Function Centre, Level 7, UTS Building 10, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW Registration: Registration is required Entry: The registration fee is $280 including morning tea, a good lunch, afternoon tea, and conference reception ($260 early bird before 31 March), with a concessio...

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APR
06

1302th OGM and Open Lecture

“New frontiers in smart sensor technology for a healthier, safer and sustainable future” Professor Benjamin Eggleton FRSN FAA FTSE FOSA FIEEE FSPIEDirector, University of Sydney Nano Institute and Co-Director, NSW Smart Sensing Network Date: Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm AEST (lecture follows the Annual General Meeting whic...

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APR
06

 155th AGM and 1302nd OGM and Open Lecture

Professor Benjamin Eggleton

  Date: Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm AEST  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, Sydney Registration:Registration for the AGM and OGM is required through Membes. Please register only if you are attending in person.  There is no live streaming but the lecture will be available on YouTube shortly...

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MAR
25

Frontiers of Science Forum 2022

“Exploring major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology,  and chemistry” The Hon. Alister Henskins SC MPProf Johannes Le Coutre FRSN, UNSW SydneyProf Benjamin Eggleton FRSN FAA FTSE, University of SydneyProf Chris Tisdell FRSN, UNSW SydneyProf. Martina Stenzel FRSN FAA, UNSW Sydney A joint meeting of the Australian Institute...

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MAR
17

RSNSW Clarke Lecture 2020

“From bulldozers, pests, and pathogens to climate change and urban futures: the tough life of plants” Professor Michelle LeishmanDistinguished Professor of BiologyDirector, Centre for Smart Green Cities, Macquarie University Date: Thursday, 17 March 2022, Time 5.30–7.00 pm AEDT Venue:  Live Streaming only.  The previously announced face-t...

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MAR
17

 Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2022-2

“Transgenerational Epigenetics ” Dr Alyson AsheSenior Lecturer, School of Life and Environmental ScienceUniversity of Sydney Date: Thursday, 17 March 2022 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room Summary: Epigenetics – one of the mechanisms by which cells control the expression of genes – has long been known to be heritable acr...

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Royal Society Events

The Royal Society of NSW organizes events in Sydney and in its Branches throughout the year. 

In Sydney, these include Ordinary General Meetings (OGMs) held normally at 6.00 for 6.30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month (there is no meeting in January), in the Gallery Room at the State Library of NSW. At the OGMs, society business is conducted, new Fellows and Members are inducted, and reports from Council are given.  This is followed by a public lecture presented by an eminent expert and an optional dinner.  Drinks are served before the meeting.  There is a small charge to attend the meeting and lecture, and to cover refreshments.  The dinner is a separate charge, and must be booked in advance.  All OGMs are open to members of the public.

Since April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face meetings have been replaced by virtual meetings, conducted as Zoom webinars, allowing the events program to continue uninterrupted.  It is hoped that face-to-face meetings can be resumed in 2022. 

Other events are held in collaboration with other groups, including:

  • The Four Societies lecture — with the Australian Institute of Energy, the Nuclear Panel of Engineers Australia (Sydney Division), and the Australian Nuclear Association
  • The Forum — the Australian Academy of Science, with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
  • The Dirac lecture — with UNSW Sydney and the Australian Institute of Physics
  • The Liversidge Medal lecture — with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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