Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
MAR
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2021-2

“The general development of the Sydney Basin Coast and its recent history since the last ice age” Dr Howard Brady Date: Thursday, 18 March, 6.30pm AEDT !--Video Presentation: YouTube Video--> Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room (face-to-face) Entry: No charge All are welcome.  Summary: In 2009/2010 Howard Brady examined reports pre...

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MAR
10

Stewardship of Country from the Royal Societies of Australia: Webinar 2

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“Stewardship of Country: Resilience, regeneration and escaping the iron law of business-as-usual” Presented jointly by the Royal Societies of Australia and Inspiring Australia Victoria Date: Wednesday, 10 March, 6.00–8.00pm AEDT Venue: Live streaming on the RSA Facebook page Enquiries: via email  Entry: No charge for Facebook livestreaming.&nb...

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MAR
03

1291st OGM and Open Lecture

“What are the best options for growing Australia’s mental health through the COVID-19 recovery?” Professor Ian Hickie AM FRSN FASSA FAHMS FRANZCPCo-Director, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 3 March, 6.30pm AEDT Venue:Zoom webinar Video Presentation: YouTube Video !--Venue: Zoom webinar. Click here for help in getting st...

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FEB
24

Stewardship of Country from the Royal Societies of Australia: Webinar 1

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“Stewardship of Country: The Common Ground – A Convergence of Traditions” Presented jointly by the Royal Societies of Australia and Inspiring Australia Victoria Date: Wednesday, 24 February, 6.00–8.00pm AEDT Video presentation: Facebook video !-- Venue: Live streaming on the RSA Facebook page Enquiries: via email  Entry: No charge for Facebook...

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FEB
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2021-1

“The five islands off Port Kembla — an historical and ecological study” Dr Kevin MillsBotanist and Ecologist  Date: Thursday, 18 February, 6.30pm AEDT !--Video Presentation: YouTube Video--> Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room (face-to-face) Entry: No charge All are welcome.  Summary: To follow. Dr Kevin Mills is a botani...

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FEB
17

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2021

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UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Role of Nuclear Technology Ms Lenka Kollar  Co-founder, Helixos 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. Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 5.30 for 6.00pm Venue: Engineers ...

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FEB
25

ATSE Chaikin Oration 2021: The looming global food crisis

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The looming global food crisis: challenge and opportunity The Honourable John Anderson AO FTSE  The Chaikin Oration is presented by the NSW Division of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021, 12.40pm (AEDT) Venue: Zoom Webinar (Registration required) Entry: No charge Cost: $20 (includ...

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FEB
18

NSSN Ageing Grand Challenge Forum

“New South Wales Smart Sensing Network Ageing Grand Challenge Forum” Co-hosted by Prof. Ben Eggleton and Prof Justin Gooding, Co-Directors, NSSN Date: Thursday, 18 February 2021, 9.00am – 6.00pm AEDT Venue: Online. Registration through Eventbrite is required.  Enquiries: via email  Entry: No charge All are welcome.    About this...

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JAN
25

Introducing "The Long Enlightenment" from the Royal Societies of Australia

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The Royal Societies of Australia is a national umbrella organisation advocating for all of Australia’s Royal Societies, including the Royal Society of NSW. The Royal Societies of Australia and Halstead Press present a new book by Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSN on the achievements of Australian scientists, both famous and forgotten, from t...

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DEC
09

1289th OGM and Open Lecture

“Dispelling climate change myths—how ocean physics can help explain surprises in the modern-day climate record” Professor Matthew England FRSN FAAClimate Change Research Centre, UNSW Sydney Date: Wednesday, 9 December, 6.30pm AEST Venue: Zoom Webinar Video Presentation: YouTube Video Venue: Zoom webinar. Click here for help in getting started with ...

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DEC
02

Hunter Branch Meeting 2020-5

“Planetary Health—Safeguarding Health in the Anthropocene Epoch” Professor Tony Capon Professor of Planetary Health and Director, Sustainable Development Institute Monash University Date: Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 6.00pm AEDT Venue: Zoom Webinar Video Presentation:YouTube Video Venue: Zoom webinar. Click here for help in getting started with Zoom...

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JAN
01

Calendar of Meetings 2021

This page lists the Calendar of Meetings for the Royal Society of NSW in 2021. Please check this page regularly since the program is under ongoing development. Last update: 1 October 2021 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 wester...

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NOV
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2020-9

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“Relativity revealed: Einstein’s discoveries, the origin and shape of the universe” Ian Bryce Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 6.30pm AESTVenue: Mittagong RSL, Carrington Room  Enquiries: Hubert Regtop (*) All are welcome (*) This event will be the branch’s first face-to-face event since March.  Due to social distancing requirements, ...

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NOV
11

1288th OGM and Open Lecture

“Where have all the ulcers gone — long time passing?” Professor Adrian Lee FRSN and Professor Thomas Borody FRSNUNSW Sydney (1) and Centre for Digestive Diseases (2) Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 6.30pm AEDT Venue: Zoom Webinar. Video presentation: YouTube video Enquiries: via email All are welcome. --> This is the first presentation in t...

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NOV
05

RSNSW and Four Academies Forum 2020

“After COVID-19: Creating the Best of Times from the Worst of Times” Date: Thursday, 5 November 2020, 8.50am – 4.30pm Venue: Live streaming from Government House, Sydney. Report and Videos: Forum Report and YouTube Playlist Summary One hundred years after the 1918 Spanish flu claimed more than 50 million lives, pandemics remain on the list of ...

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OCT
27

Hunter Branch Meeting 2020-4

Professor Janet Nelson Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and InnovationUniversity of Newcastle Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 5.15pm AEDT Venue: Zoom Webinar Video presentation: YouTube video Eventbrite registration required. Entry: No charge All are welcome --> This event was presented jointly with the University of Newcastle as part of ...

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OCT
14

The Clancy Collection—an Exhibition of Early Maps

Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy

“Charting a Course: a 500-year story of discovery and the development of Sydney” Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSNRoyal Society of NSW Dates:  Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 3.00-4.30pm AEDT Venue: Manly Art Gallery and Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly NSW 2095 Entry: There is a limit of 20 attendees on each occasion due to COVID...

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OCT
07

1287th OGM and Open Lecture

Associate Professor Kristie Miller
Professor Alex Holcombe

“Where now for the study of time?” Professor Huw PriceBertrand Russell Professor of PhilosophyUniversity of Cambridge Date: Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 6.30pm AEDTVenue: Zoom webinar Video presentation: YouTube video Zoom webinar.  Click here for help in getting started with Zoom Enquiries: By email All are welcome.--> Summary: The sc...

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SEP
17

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2020-7

“Philosophical Ethics in Schools: Plan and Paradox” Adjunct Professor Sandra Lynch Institute for Ethics and SocietyUniversity of Notre Dame Australia Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 6.30pm AESTVenue: Zoom webinar Video presentation: YouTube video Venue: Zoom webinar. Click here for help in getting started with Zoom Enquiries: By email All...

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SEP
02

1286th OGM and Open Lecture

“The Dawn of Molecular Medicine—Gene Therapy: past, present and future” Professor John Rasko AORoyal Prince Alfred Hospital and Centenary Institute, University of Sydney Date: Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 6.30pm AEST Venue: Zoom webinar Video recording: YouTube Video Venue: Zoom webinar Video recording: YouTube video Venue: Zoom webinar.&...

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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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