Speeches delivered at Society Events

Collected on this page are speeches delivered at major Society events, commencing with the addresses delivered at the 200th Anniversary Dinner of the Royal Society of NSW.

RSNSW 200th Anniversary Dinner — 24 June 2022 

RSNSW CrestThe Society’s bicentennial year culminated in a black-tie gala dinner on 24 June 2022 to celebrate its achievements over 200 years. The dinner was held in the Great Hall of The University of Sydney.

Nearly three hundred attendees heard from:

  • Dr Susan Pond AM FRSN, President, Royal Society of NSW, who delivered the President’s Address
  • Dr Alan Finkel AC—neuroscientist, inventor, researcher, entrepreneur, educator, policy advisor, and philanthropist—who delivered the after-dinner address titled “Choose your Flight to the Future”.



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