Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
JAN
01

Calendar of Meetings 2024

Events Calendar for 2024 Please check this page regularly since the program is under ongoing development.Most recent update: 26 June 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 H...

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JUL
18

Ideas@theHouse: July 2024

Julie Inman Grant

Ideas@theHousepresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW “W x 3 — The World Wide Web (we weaved)”Julie Inman GranteSafety CommissionerAustralian Government Date: Thursday, 18 July 2024, 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEST Venue: Face-to-face (by invitation for Society members) and live streaming from Government House SydneyRe...

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JUL
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting: 2024-6

“Space Race 2.0”Dr Brad TuckerResearch School of Astronomy and Astrophysics Australian National University Date: Thursday, 18 July, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: Space exploration is happening at a rapid pace. Missions, projects, and events that are now happening were not even on th...

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JUL
19

Hunter Branch Meeting 2024-3

“Are you what you eat?Discovering the science of personalised nutrition” Laureate Professor Clare Collins AOCollege of Health, Medicine, and WellbeingUniversity of Newcastle Date: Friday, 19 July 2024, 5.30 pm (AEST) for a 6.00 pm Lecture start Venue:  The University Conservatorium, Laman Street, Cooks Hills, Newcastle, NSW 2302Registration:&n...

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AUG
07

1324th OGM and Open Lecture

Medy Hassan
Wilhelm Harnisch
Adrian Harrington
Rebecca Pinkstone
Sue Cripps

“Our Housing Crisis: Dissolving Barriers and Delivering Solutions”Medy Hassan OAM FRSN (Facilitator)together with an expert panelFounder and Managing DirectorHaus Holdings Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2024, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney  Entry: Members, $10; Non-members...

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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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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
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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JUL
03

1323rd OGM and Open Lecture

“Social Justice and Health Equity”Professor Sir Michael Marmot   CH FRCP FFPHM FMedSci FBAProfessor of Epidemiology andDirector, UCL Institute of Health EquityUniversity College London Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2024, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar Video presentation: YouTube video All are welcome Please click here to join theZoom we...

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JUN
26

Western NSW Branch Meeting: 2024-3

“Keeping plants and humans healthy: onsite molecular testing methods and devices for health and agriculture”Professor Muhammad J. A. ShiddikyDistinguished Professor in NanotechnologyRural Health Research InstituteCharles Sturt University Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 5.30 pm for a 6.00 pm start (AEST) Venue: Orange campus (Building 1008, Room 206)...

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JUN
20

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting: 2024-5

“Getting technological advances into the clinic — Things I wish I'd known 20 years ago!”Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace AO FAA FTSE FRSNDirector, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong Date: Thursday, 20 June, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: More than ...

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JUN
18

Joint AIP, RACI, RSNSW, and ANSTO Event: June 2024

Professor David Cohen

“Electrifying discoveries: using particle accelerators to research air pollution, radiobiology, and electronic chips that go into space” Professor David Cohen FTSE FAIPDistinguished Research ScientistCentre for Accelerator Science, ANSTO Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 7.00–8.00 pm AEST Venue: Hybrid—Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Enginee...

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MAY
16

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-4

“Latest advances in radiation therapies for cancer”Distinguished Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld FRSNDirector, Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong Date: Thursday, 16 May, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: To be provided. Anatoly Rozenfeld is the Director and ...

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JUN
05

1322nd OGM and Open Lecture

“RNA and me: from the origins of life and nanomedicine to building an RNA ecosystem”Professor Pall Thordarson FRSNDirector, UNSW RNA InstituteUNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Dixson Room, Mitchell Building State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, Sydney  Video presentation: YouTube video Regi...

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MAY
03

Joint RSNSW and State Library of NSW Special Event: May 2024

“On the history of Russian conflict with Ukraine” Emeritus Professor Dennis Reinhartz  University of Texas, Arlington   in conversation withEmeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSN  Royal Society of NSW and Univ. of Newcastle Date: Friday, 3 May 2024, 3.00 pm AEST  Venue: Maps Room, Mitchell Building, State Library of NSW, ...

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MAY
01

1321st OGM and Open Lecture

“Brain Health Equity – a new frontier for healthy longevity”Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey FRSN FASSA FAHMSDeputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Population AgeingNeuroscience Australia, UNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 1 May June 2024, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom Webinar  Video presentation: YouTube video Entry: No charge All are...

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APR
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-3

“Webb’s wondrous window on the Universe”Professor Fred Watson AMAstronomer-at-LargeAustralian Government Date: Thursday, 18 April, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has been fully operational since July 2022. Its first science images made global headlines wi...

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APR
17

157th AGM and 1320th OGM and Open Lecture

Peter Shergold and Kirsty Muir

157th Annual General Meeting      and1320th Ordinary General Meeting Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 6.00 pm AEST Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney Video presentation: YouTube video All are welcome, although only full voting members of the Society may attend the AGM Please note that only Mem...

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APR
17

1320th OGM and Open Lecture

“Putting the 'Civil' Back in Civil Society” Emeritus Professor Peter Shergold AC FRSN FASSA  Former Chancellor, Western Sydney University   andProfessor Kristy Muir  Chief Executive Officer  Paul Ramsey Foundation Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2023, 5.30 pm for 6.00–8.00 pm AEST  Venue: Metcalfe Theatre, State Library of N...

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