Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
FEB
02

RSNSW 1310th OGM: February 2023

The Society's 1310th Ordinary General Meeting, and the first meeting of 2023, was held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 1 February.  An audience of approximately sixty people heard an enlightening and thought-provoking talk on "Drones, Smart Munitions, and Cyberspace: the 21st Century Defence of Ukraine and its implications f...

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DEC
08

RSNSW 1309th OGM: December 2022

The Society's 1309th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 7 December, enjoyed a stimulating lecture titled "Harnessing solar energy through catalysis to make chemicals and fuel", delivered by the RSNSW 2021 James Cook Medallist, Scientia Professor Rose Amal AC FRSN FAA FTSE of the School of Chemical Engi...

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NOV
26

RSNSW 1308th OGM: November 2022

The Society's 1308th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 23 November, enjoyed an entertaining and thought-provoking lecture on the dark universe titled "Most of our universe is missing!: Adventures in the dark side of the cosmos", delivered by renowned astrophysicist and science communicator Professor G...

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NOV
03

RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum: November 2022

The Royal Society of NSW and Learned Academies Forum for 2022, with the theme of  Reshaping Australia: Communities in Action, was hosted at Government House Sydney by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC on 3 November 2022.  Videos of the presentations are now available on the Society's YouTube Channel and a gall...

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OCT
05

RSNSW 1307th OGM: October 2022

The Society's 1307th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW, on 5 October saw an audience of nearly 50 people enjoy an excellent and thought-provoking lecture on "The Global Economy and Australia's Outlook: Geoff Harcourt's contribution to the theory of productivity growth" presented by Dr Don Russell, Chair,...

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AUG
04

[email protected]: August 2022

The evening of Thursday 4 August 2022 saw the fifth in the [email protected] series—a joint presentation of Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor New South Wales, and the Royal Society of NSW—take place in the Ballroom of Government House Sydney.   On that occasion, Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons AO FRS DistFRSN...

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JUL
06

RSNSW 1304th OGM: July 2022

The Society's 1304th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW, on 6 July saw an audience of nearly 50 people enjoy an excellent and thought-provoking lecture on "This is going to be different: Learning to live with Chinese Power" presented by Professor High White AO FASSA, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studie...

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JUN
24

The Gala Dinner—Celebrating 200 years: June 2022

The Society’s bicentennial year culminated in a black-tie gala dinner on the evening of 24 June 2022 when 274 members and guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of the Society over 200 years. Preceding the dinner were pre-dinner drinks held in the University's Chau Chak Wing Museum, during which a number of Society-related objects from ...

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JUN
01

RSNSW 1303rd OGM: June 2022

The Society's 1303rd Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW, on 1 June 2022 saw an audience of nearly 50 people enjoy a stimulating and insightful lecture on  "Federalism, borders, and National Cabinet — What has the pandemic taught us?" presented by Professor Anne Twomey AO, Professor of Constituti...

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APR
06

RSNSW 1302nd OGM: April 2022 — Return to face-to-face

The Society's 1302nd Ordinary General Meeting held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW marked an important milestone — the return to face-to-face events after two year's of exclusively online events imposed by pandemic restrictions.  An audience of over 50 people enjoyed the opportunity to once again meet with fellow Society member...

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MAR
12

RSNSW Government House Garden Party — March 2022

The year 2022 is an important year for the Royal Society of NSW as it continues to celebrate its 200th year ending in June. To mark this anniversary, our Patron, The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, graciously hosted a Garden Party at Government House, Sydney on the morning of Saturday, 12 March. Images from that occa...

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FEB
23

RSNSW Awards Ceremony: February 2022

The Society's Awards for 2020 and 2021, together with some awards dating back to 2019 were presented by the Patron of the Society, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley, Governor of New South Wales, at a ceremony held at Government House Sydney on the evening of 23 February 2022. The names of the recipients, together with brief biographies...

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NOV
05

RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum: November 2020

The Royal Society of NSW and Learned Academies Forum for 2020, with the theme of After COVID-19: Creating the Best of Times from the Worst of Times, was hosted at Government House Sydney by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC on 5 November 2020.  Videos of the presentations are available Society's YouTube Channel and...

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AUG
13

RSNSW Awards Ceremony: August 2020

The Society's Awards for 2019 were presented by the Patron of the Society, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley, Governor of New South Wales, at a ceremony held at Government House Sydney on the morning of 13 August 2020. The names of the recipients, together with brief biographies, are found on the Awards pages of this website. Images fr...

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NOV
07

RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum: November 2019

The Royal Society of NSW and Learned Academies Forum for 2019, with the theme of Making SPACE for Australia, was hosted at Government House Sydney by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC on 7 November 2019.  Videos of the presentations are available from the playlist on our YouTube channel.  Links to slides from the p...

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