Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
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Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-3

“Most of our universe is missing —Adventures in the dark side of the cosmos”Professor Geraint Lewis FRSN FLSWProfessor of AstrophysicsSydney Institute of AstronomyUniversity of Sydney Date: Thursday, 20 April 2023, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Alexandra Room All are welcome Click here to register --> Summary:  Most of the cosm...

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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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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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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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Western NSW Branch Meeting 2023-1

“Children should be seen AND heard: the importance of communication so children can thrive”Professor Sharynne McLeod FRSN FASSAProfessor of Speech and Language Acquisition, School of EducationCharles Sturt University Date: Thursday, 20 April 2023, 6.00 pm Venue: Engineering Building, Building 1305, Charles Sturt University, BathurstVideo presentati...

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156th AGM and 1312th OGM and Open Lecture

Professor Dietmar Muller

156th Annual General Meeting      and1312th Ordinary General Meeting   Date: Wednesday, 5 April 2022, 6.00 pm AEST Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyVideo Presentation: YouTube video Please register now --> This notice provides information about the: 156th Annual General Meeting and Council...

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Hunter Branch Meeting 2024-2

“Conservation, Frogs, and Citizen Science” Honorary Professor Michael Mahony AMSchool of Environmental and Life SciencesUniversity of Newcastle Date: Thursday, 11 April 2024, 5.30 pm (AEST) for a 6.00 pm start Venue:  King Street Room, NEX, Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, 309 King Street,  Newcastle West, NSW 2302Video present...

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1312th OGM and 2019 Clarke Memorial Lecture

“Reconstructing ancient oceans, sea-level fluctuations, the deep carbon cycle and biodiversity ”Professor Dietmar Müller FAA FAGUProfessor of GeophysicsSchool of GeosciencesUniversity of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyVideo presentation: YouTub...

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Western NSW Branch Meeting: 2024-2

“Out of Africa Arabia: how ancient human history gave us modern lifestyle diseases”Professor Alan CooperProfessor of Evolution and Environmental ChangeCharles Sturt University Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 4.00 — 5.00 pm (AEST) Venue: Port Macquarie campus (Building 802, Room 2330/7, Major Innes Road), Charles Sturt University and live-streamingE...

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Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2024-2

“The antiquity of life: Oldest (3.7 billion years old) stromatolite fossils discovered in Greenland”Professor Allen NutmanSchool of Earth, Atmospheric, and Life SciencesUniversity of Wollongong Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024, 6.30 pm AEDT  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: Parts of Greenland’s 3.8 and 3.7 ...

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Frontiers of Science Forum 2024

“Exploring major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology,  and chemistry” Prof John Mattick, UNSW SydneyDr Renee Goreham, University of NewcastleProf Katrina Jolliffe, University of SydneyAssoc Prof Richard Garner, Macquarie Univ. A joint meeting of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP),  the Teachers’ Guild of NSW (...

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Frontiers of Science Forum 2023

“Exploring major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology,  and chemistry” Hon Prof Robert Booy, University of SydneyDr Anna Romanov, UNSW SydneyAssoc Prof David Bishop, UTSAssoc Prof Susanna Guatelli, University of Wollongong A joint meeting of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP),  the Teachers’ Guild of NSW (TGNSW...

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Hunter Branch Annual General Meeting 2024

Notice of the RSNSW Hunter Branch 2024 Annual General Meeting Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024, 4.00 pm AEDT for a 4.05 pm start Venue: Zoom meeting Enquiries: By email to the Branch Secretary, Professor Philip Bolton Registration: Registration via Membes is required  before 5.00 pm on 20 March 2024 Only financial Members, Fellows, and ...

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Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2023

Franziska Teichmann

Energy in Germany and Europe — 2022 and beyond Franziska TeichmannHead, German Secretariat for Energy Cooperation with Australia and New Zealand A joint meeting of the Australian Institute of Energy, the Australian Nuclear Association, the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia, and the Royal Society of NSW — this year organised by the Austral...

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RSNSW 2023 Student and Early Career Research Award Presentations

Jaime Alvarado-Montes
Sasha Bailey
Jayden McKinnon
Jacinta Martin
Abhimanu Pandey
Shoujin Wang
Robyn Williams

Royal Society of NSW 2023 Student and Early Career Research Award Presentations Dr Jaime Alvarado-Montes, MacquarieMs Sasha Bailey, Sydney Mr Jayden McKinnon, WollongongDr Jacinta Martin, NewcastleDr Abhimanu Pandey, ANUDr Shoujin Wang, UTS Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 6.30 pm AEDT Venue: Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus, O...

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Hunter Branch Meeting 2023-1

“From floods to drought? What might this year bring and what is causing these extremes” Dr Danielle Verdon-KiddAssociate Professor, Environmental and Life SciencesUniversity of Newcastle Date: Thursday 16 March 2023, 5.00 pm for 5.15 pm AEDT  Registration:  Registration is required by 5.00 pm on Tuesday 14 March 2023 through Membes. Max: ...

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Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-2

“The Kindness Revolution” Hugh Mackay AO FRSN Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023, 6.30 pm AEDT Venue: RSL Mittagong All are welcome  If we dare to dream of a more loving country - kinder, more compassionate, more cooperative, more respectful, more inclusive. Hugh Mackay is a social psychologist and the bestselling author of 22 books, including eigh...

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Ideas@theHouse: March 2024

John Bell AO OBE

Ideas@theHousepresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW “Shakespeare on politics — what can we learn”John Bell AO OBEFounder and Former Artistic DirectorBell Shakespeare Date: Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEDT Venue: Face-to-face (by invitation for Society members) and live streaming from Governmen...

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RSNSW 2024 Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards

Date and time: Friday, 1 March 2024 from 6.00 – 10. pm Venue and times:  Strangers' Room, Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney Registration: $200 (incl. GST) per person, closing at 9.00 am on Thursday, 22 February 2024 Dress: Black tie Enquiries: By email to RSNSW Annual Dinner enquiries All are welcome This year's Annual Dinner a...

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Hunter Branch Annual General Meeting 2023

Notice of the RSNSW Hunter Branch 2023 Annual General Meeting Date: Thursday 16 March 2023, 4.00 pm for 4.15 pm AEDT Venue: 40 Newcomen Street, Newcastle Entry: No charge Registration: Registration is required by 5.00 pm on Tuesday 14 March 2023 through Membes Only financial Members, Fellows, and Distinguished Fellows of the RSNSW Hunter Branc...

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Royal Society Events

The Royal Society of New South Wales organises events in Sydney and at its Branches throughout the year. 

In Sydney, these include:

  • Ordinary General Meetings (OGMs), normally held at the State Library of NSW normally at 6.00 for 6.30 pm on the first Wednesday of each alternate, even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October, and December). The OGMs comprise Society business, reports from Council, and the induction of new members and Fellows into the Society.  They are followed by a public lecture presented by an eminent speaker and are preceded by drinks, available from a cash bar in an adjacent room. All OGMs are open to the public. Registration for these events is required and there is a small charge to cover the costs associated with holding these meetings in the State Library. 
  • Online meetings, conducted as Zoom webinars, which are held normally at 6.30 pm on the first Wednesday of each alternate, odd-numbered month (March, May, July, September, and November).  All online meetings are open to the public and there is no charge for attendance.  
  •  The Ideas@theHouse series, conducted in collaboration with our Patron, the Governor of NSW, and held at Government House Sydney.  

A range of events is held in collaboration with other learned societies and academies. These include the:

  • Annual Forum — conducted jointly by the Royal Society of NSW and the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and normally held at Government House Sydney
  • Four Societies Lecture — conducted with the Australian Institute of Energy, the Nuclear Panel of Engineers Australia (Sydney Division), and the Australian Nuclear Association
  • Dirac Lecture — with UNSW Sydney and the Australian Institute of Physics
  • Liversidge Medal lecture — with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

In addition, there are the named lectures that are associated with the Society's awards.  In some cases, these lectures are conducted jointly with universities, normally the host institution of the winner of that award. 

In all cases, these events are advertised on these pages and registration for events held face-to-face is required.

Each of the Branches runs a regular program of face-to-face events in their local areas.  All branch events are included in the Events listed on these pages and individual Branch pages include just those events being organised by the local branch.  

The bulk of the Society's event program is recorded and made available on our YouTube channel.

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