Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
JUN
27

Annual Dinner 2020, Distinguished Fellow's Lecture and 199th Birthday Celebration

  YouTube video of the Event. Join us, online, for the Royal Society of NSW’s black-tie Annual Dinner and to celebrate our 199th Birthday, looking forward to our third century. Our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, will deliver her annual message to the Society. Easing of COVID-19 Restri...

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JUN
03

1283rd OGM and Open Lecture

“Drinking for three: Mother, baby and society” Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM FRSN FAHMSThe University of Sydney andSydney Children’s Hospital (Westmead) Date: Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 6.30pm Venue: Zoom Webinar Video recording: YouTube video Venue: Click here to access the Zoom webinar. Click here for help in getting started...

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MAY
27

Hunter Branch Meeting 2020-2

“COVID-19 and confusion: the story of a nasty but nice viral receptor” Emeritus Professor Eugenie Lumbers AM FAA DistFRSNHunter Medical Research Institute andUniversity of Newcastle Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 5.30pm Venue: Zoom webinar Click here to access the Zoom webinar. Click here for help in getting started with Zoom. Entry: No ch...

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MAY
21

[email protected]: May 2020

Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy

[email protected] byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW “Ten: the Mapping of Colonial Australia”Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSNThe University of Newcastle Date: Thursday, 21 May 2020, 7.00pm Venue: Zoom webinarVideo recording: YouTube video Zoom webinar, which will be open from 6.30pm. Click her...

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APR
22

Meeting Notice - 153rd AGM and 1282nd OGM

153rd Annual General Meeting 1282nd Ordinary General Meeting Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 6.00pm  Venue: Zoom Webinar (Connection link to be provided by email) Special Note: In line with evolving advice from Commonwealth and State health authorities regarding COVID-19, the Society has suspended face-to-face meetings for the indefinite futur...

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APR
22

1282nd OGM and Open Lecture

Presidential Reflections—science stuff and the President’s random path Emeritus Professor Ian Sloan AO FRSN FAA School of Mathematics and Statistics UNSW SydneyPresident, Royal Society of NSW Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 6.00pm Venue: Zoom webinarVideo presentation: YouTube video Zoom Webinar. Click here for help in getting started with Zoom. En...

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MAR
19

On the Shoulders of Giants: Lecture 1 - Henry Carmichael

POSTPONED: Please contact SMSA on 02 9262 7300 regarding bookings On the Shoulders of Giants: Creation of Learned Societies in NSW  Henry Carmichael — Educational Progressive, Social Reformer, Secularist, Winegrower Dr Lesley Scanlon Vice-President, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Date: Postponed Venue: Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics’ ...

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MAR
19

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2020-2

Murray-Darling Baasin diagram

“The Murray-Darling Basin Scheme: a challenge in complexity in balancing social, economic and environmental perspectives” Professor John WIlliams FTSE Adjunct Professor Australian National University and Charles Sturt University  Date: Thursday, 19 March 2020  Venue: Via email circulation  Summary The Murray–Darling Basin is the...

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MAR
12

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2020

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Challenges for the Future: Energy Storage and Waste Plastic — Two Australian Solutions Going Global’ Professor Thomas Maschmeyer FAA FTSE FMAE FRSN School of Chemistry, University of Sydney A joint meeting of the Australian Institute of Energy, the Australian Nuclear Association, the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia, and the Royal Society of ...

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MAR
06

Frontiers of Science Forum

“ Exploring major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry ” Professor Ben Eggleton, University of Sydney Professor Mary Myerscough, University of Sydney Julianna Kadar, Macquarie University Professor Richard Payne, University of Sydney A joint meeting the Australian Institute of Physics, the AIP, RACI, RSNSW Royal Au...

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MAR
04

1281st OGM and Open Lecture

Soils: the least understood part of science, yet vital for all of us Professor Robin J Batterham AO Kernot Professor of Engineering University of Melbourne Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 6.00pm for 6.30pm Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW (Entrance: Shakespeare Place, Sydney) Entry: $25 for Non-Members, $15 for Fellows, Members and Ass...

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FEB
27

Speaking of Music... The Magic of Solo Violin



Speaking of Music…   The Magic of the Solo Violin Presented by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts J S Bach’s solo violin works are regarded as one of the most sublime levels of musical thought in the entire Western canon. 2020 marks the 300th anniversary of these influential works. Interspersed with live performa...

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FEB
20

2018 RSNSW Liversidge Lecture

Royal Society of NSW Liversidge Lecture “The journey from simple polymers to nano-footballs: opportunities for better cancer treatment ” Scientia Professor Martina Stenzel FAA School of Chemistry, UNSW Sydney Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020, 5.30pm for 6.00pm Venue: The Galleries, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney Entry: No charge. The le...

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FEB
12

1280th OGM and Open Lecture

Presentations by the 2019 Royal Society of NSW Scholarship Recipients Emma Austin, University of Newcastle Shyam Balaji, University of Sydney Michael Papanicolao, University of Technology Sydney and the Garvan Institute Thomas Pettit, University of Technology Sydney Please note that the OGM will be held on the second Wednesday of February, rather t...

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JAN
31

Hunter Branch Meeting 2020-1

Mathematics in Industry: Optimisation in Action — Unlocking Value in the Mining, Energy, and Agriculture Industries Professor Ryan Loxton Curtin University of Technology A joint public lecture held as part of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group and supported by the Hunter Branch of the Royal Society of NSW, the University of Newcastle,the Austr...

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JAN
01

Calendar of Meetings 2020

The 2020 Event Program of the Royal Society of NSW concluded for the year on 9 December 2020. The 2021 Events Program will be posted on this website during January 2021.  This page lists the Calandar of Meetings for the Royal Society of NSW in 2020. Follow the links below for meetings held in Sydney, in Newcastle by the Hunter Branch, and in M...

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NOV
07

RSNSW and the Four Academies Forum 2019

Forum 2019 Governor and Students

Making SPACE for Australia Government House, Sydney 7 November 2019 Report by the Forum Convenors:      Emer. Prof. Roy MacLeod FRSN              and      Dr Susan Pond AM FRSN This year’s Royal Society of NSW and Four Academies Forum devoted to the ...

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DEC
04

1279th OGM, Jak Kelly Award Lecture and Christmas Party

All-integrated mid-infrared laser sources Gayathri Bharathan — Jak Kelly Award Winner (2019) Department of Physics and Astronomy Macquarie University Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 6.00pm for 6.30pm Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW (Entrance: Shakespeare Place, Sydney) The infrared (IR) part of the electromagnetic spectrum is sub-divide...

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NOV
12

Joint AIP, RSNSW and RACI Open Lecture 2019

   Diamonds and High Pressure Physics    Professor Jodie Bradby    The Australian National University Joint Open Lecture of the Australian Institute of Physics, Royal Society of NSW, and Royal Australian Chemical Institute Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019, 6.30pm Venue: University of Technology Sydney, Building 1 (Broadw...

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NOV
21

Women and Science: Lecture 7

     “An Accidental Astronomer”     Emeritus Professor Anne Green Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019, 6.00pm for 6.30pm Venue: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney An Accidental Astronomer As one of the first women radio astronomers, Anne Green faced unexpected challenges in undertaking panoramic and...

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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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