Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
JUN
10

King's Birthday Honours 2024

The Society is delighted to learn of the awards to the following Society Fellows and Members who appear in the 2024 King's Birthday Honours List. The following have been honoured as Officers of the Order of Australia (AO). Emeritus Professor Suzanne Joan Hand AO FRSN, Emeritus Professor at UNSW Sydney, for distinguished service to palaeontolog...

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MAY
05

Recent Events on YouTube: May 2024

Most face-to-face events and all online events conducted by the Royal Society of New South Wales are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/royalsocnsw. On Wednesday, 1 May, the Royal Society of NSW held its 1321st OGM and Open Lecture online. Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey FRSN FASSA FAHMS, Deputy ...

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MAY
01

Society welcomes new Members and Fellows: April 2024

The Royal Society of NSW warmly welcomes 26 new members to the Society's ranks, effective from 17 April 2024. FellowsProfessor Christopher ArmstrongProfessor Andrew BakerProfessor Lyria Bennett MosesProfessor Michael BlumensteinProfessor Trevor BrownProfessor David CurrowProfessor Alan DavisonProfessor Peter GrayProfessor Victoria HaskinsProfessor ...

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APR
20

Society Fellow, Craig Simmons, appointed as the new SA Chief Scientist

Professor Craig Simmons FRSN FAA FTSE, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Engineering, Science, and the Environment at the University of Newcastle has recently been announced as the new Chief Scientist of South Australia. He will take on a three-year term in this past-time role while continuing as Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcast...

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APR
19

Recent Events on YouTube: April 2024

Most face-to-face events and all online events conducted by the Royal Society of New South Wales are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/royalsocnsw. On 11 February, an audience of more than 30 people attended the second meeting of the Hunter Branch's program of events for 2024 at the Newcastl...

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APR
17

RSNSW 1320 OGM: April 2024

An audience of more than 60 people, who attended the Society's 1320th Ordinary General Meeting held in the Metcalfe Theatre of the State Library of NSW on 17 April 2024, enjoyed an outstanding conversation and a lively discussion on “Putting the 'Civil' Back in Civil Society” by Professor Kristy Muir, CEO of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, and Emeritus...

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APR
17

Council Elections 2024: announcement of results

At the Society's 157th Annual General Meeting, held on 17 April 2023, the results of the 2024 Council elections were announced. The election was conducted by electronic ballot over three weeks from noon on 25 March until noon on 15 April.  Some 200 ballots were submitted by 691 eligible voters, corresponding to a return rate of 29%. Proce...

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APR
13

New York Times article references JProcRSNSW paper

On April 8, a column in the New York Times contained a live link to a 2016 paper in the Journal & Proceedings of the RSNSW. The linked paper was “The Curious Economist: William Stanley Jevons in Sydney,” by Ian Castles. The column (which requires subscription access) was “The Economic Luminary Who Loved Solar Eclipses. Inspired by science,...

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APR
11

Maria McNamara MRSN appointed as CEO of Space Industries Association of Australia

Society Member, Maria MacNamara MRSN, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) — the national peak body for the Australian space industry. The SIAA, formed in 1992, works closely with Australian governments, international partners, academia, and industry to advance Australia’s space ind...

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APR
06

ABC Science Show features winners of the 2023 RSNSW Jak Kelly Prize, Scholarships, and ECR Awards

The Society’s 2023 Awards for Students and Early Career Researchers were presented at a ceremony held at the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University on 13 March 2024. Each of the award winners was introduced and interviewed by the renowned ABC science journalist and presenter of the ABC Science Show, Robyn Williams AM FRSN FAA, on their rese...

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APR
06

Academy of Science 2024 Honorific Awards won by Society Fellows

Professor Anthony Weiss AM FRSN FTSE, the McCaughey Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology of the University of Sydney, and Professor Anita Ho Baillie FRSN, the John Hooke Chair in Nanoscience, also at the University of Sydney,  have been named as winners in the Academy of Science (AAS) Honorific Awards for 2024.  Professor Ant...

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APR
04

Society Fellow, Johannes le Coutre, elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science & Technology

The Council of the Society was delighted to learn that Fellow, Professor Johannes le Coutre FRSN, of the UNSW School of Chemical Engineering, was recently elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) for his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the global food industry. At UNSW Sydney, where P...

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MAR
22

RSNSW Council Elections 2024

Voting in the RSNSW Council Elections for 2024 will commence on Monday 25 March at noon and will continue for three weeks, closing at noon on Monday 15 April. This precedes the Society's Annual General Meeting, to be held in the Metcalfe Theatre of the State Library of NSW, commencing at 6.00 pm AEDT on 17 April. Full members of the Society, i.e., ...

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MAR
13

RSNSW Student and ECR Awards Presentations 2023: March 2024 Gallery

The Society’s 2023 Awards for Students and Early Career Researchers were presented at a ceremony kindly hosted by Western Sydney University (WSU) at its Parramatta South Campus in Rydalmere on the evening of Wednesday 13 March 2024. The evening was introduced by Professor Clare Pollock, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost of WSU, with the awa...

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MAR
13

Recent Events on YouTube: March 2024

Most face-to-face events and all online events conducted by the Royal Society of New South Wales are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/royalsocnsw. Three events have been posted to YouTube from late February into early March 2024. On 21 February, an audience of more than 60 people attended t...

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MAR
06

Ideas@theHouse: March 2024 Gallery

The ninth in the series of Ideas@theHouse events — joint presentations of Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, and the Royal Society of New South Wales — was held on the evening of Wednesday 6 March 2024 in the Ballroom of Government House Sydney. Acclaimed actor and theatre director, John Bell AO OBE, ...

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MAR
01

RSNSW 2024 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation

The Society's  2024 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation was held in the Strangers' Room of Parliament House Sydney on the evening of 1 March 2024.  It was a wonderful occasion attended by over 200 members, the 2023 Award winners (shown in the adjacent image), and guests. Dr Saul Griffith FRSN, a renowned engineer and entrepreneur specia...

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FEB
21

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies: February 2024

The audience of more than approximately 60 people who attended the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Four Societies (Australian Institute of Energy, the Australian Nuclear Association, Engineers Australia, and the Royal Society of NSW) in the Metcalfe Theatre of the State Library of NSW on 21 February 2024, enjoyed an outstanding presentation and a lively...

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FEB
19

Peter Shergold included in SMH expert panel on effects of school closures during the COVID pandemic

The Sydney Morning Herald of Monday, 19 February 2024 led with the headline ‘We made the wrong decisions: COVID-era mass school closures condemned’. The SMH had convened a panel of Australian experts to examine the impacts that school closures had on students’ education and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the panel was Society ...

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FEB
11

Recent Events on YouTube: February 2024

Most face-to-face events and all online events conducted by the Royal Society of New South Wales are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/royalsocnsw. The first event of 2024 was the 1319th Ordinary General Meeting held at the State Library of NSW on Wednesday, 7 February.  Following the OGM, a...

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