Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
OCT
19

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-9

Weeds

“Are our weeds becoming new native species?”Professor Angela Moles FRSNEcology and Evolution Research CentreUNSW Sydney Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Joadja/Nattai Room All are welcome Summary: Introducing species to a new environment creates excellent conditions for evolution, as the species ...

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OCT
04

1316th OGM and Open Lecture

“Australia’s nuclear future: a new discourse for the 2040s” Helen Cook  Principal,  GNE Advisory   andDr Adi Paterson FRSN FTSE  Former Chief Executive Officer  ANSTO Date: Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 6.30—8.00 pm AEDT  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyVideo presentation: YouTube ...

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SEP
21

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-8

“Gender dysphoria: emerging teen challenges”Clare RowePrincipal Psychologist and DirectorRowe & Associates Date: Thursday, 21 September 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Joadja/Nattai Room All are welcome Summary: The last ten years have seen an exponential rise in the diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria in children and adole...

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SEP
06

1315th OGM and Open Lecture

“Challenges for Open Enquiry and Scholarship in a Divided Age”Professor Alan DavisonProfessor and DeanFaculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of Technology Sydney Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEST  Video presentation: YouTube video All are welcome Please click here to join the webinar --> Summary: Are the c...

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AUG
17

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-7

“Can plant breeding help us manage the challenges of climate change and food insecurity?”Professor Richard TrethowanDirector, Plant Breeding InstituteSydney Institute of AgricultureUniversity of Sydney Date: Thursday, 17 August 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: As agricultural produc...

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AUG
16

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2023-3

“Behavioural data science as a game changer for understanding the interface between human and digital systems in the new digital economy”Professor Ganna PogrebnaExecutive Director, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Futures InstituteCharles Sturt University Date: Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 6.00 — 8.00 pm (AEST) Venue: Engineering Building, Building ...

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AUG
10

Ideas@theHouse: August 2023

Professor Emma Johnston

Ideas@theHousepresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW “Ideas for marine stewardship and sustainability in a time of acceleration”Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FAA FTSEDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)University of Sydney Date: Thursday, 10 August 2023, 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEST (live streaming) Venue: Live stre...

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AUG
02

Charles Perkins Centre Annual Lecture 2023

“Public health sovereignty and public reason: a comparative perspective” Professor Sheila JasanoffPforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology StudiesHavard Kennedy School Date: Wednesday 2 August 2023, 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm AEST  Venue: University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus — venue to be confirmed Registration:  Registration through the...

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AUG
02

1314th OGM and Open Lecture

“Convergence: the hybridisation  of the future” In conversation: Associate Professor Catherine Ball  Futurist, Author, Researcher, Rebel   andMaria MacNamara  Director, Government Affairs and   Innovation Strategy, Kyndryl Date: Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 6.30—8.00 pm AEST  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library o...

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JUL
20

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-6

“A recent study of nuclear energy usage in Canada and the USA”Robert ParkerFounder, Nuclear for Climate Australia Date: Thursday, 20 July 2023, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: Robert Parker’s talk will detail his recent research, concluding with an outline of the benefits he sees to rural and r...

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JUL
20

Hunter Branch Meeting 2023-3

“Groundwater: When will we learn we can’t drink money?” Professor Craig T. Simmons FAA FTSE FAGUPro Vice-ChancellorCollege of Engineering, Science, and EnvironmentUniversity of Newcastle Date: Thursday 20 July 2023, 5.30 pm (AEST) for a 6.00 pm start Registration:  Registration is required by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 19 July 2023 through Membes. M...

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JUL
05

RSNSW Online Presentation 2023-2

“What we need to know about the Voice — before we vote”Panel comprising:Peter Baume AC DistFRSN, Megan Davis FRSN FASSA, Christopher Puplick AM, and Dean Ashenden Date: Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinarVideo presentation: YouTube video All are welcome Join the webinar here --> Summary: Peter Baume AC, who served as...

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JUN
20

Joint AIP, RACI, RSNSW, and ANSTO Presentation

“The Invisible Revealed” Dr Joseph BevittSenior Instrument Scientist, ANSTO Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 7.00 pm AEST Venue: Hybrid—ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights NSW, and live streamingEntry: No charge All are welcome Register now --> A joint presentation by the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP), the Royal Austr...

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JUN
15

Western NSW Branch Meeting 2023-2

“A new history of Australian political thought”Professor Wayne Hudson FAHAAdjunct Research Professor, Australian Centre for Christianity and CultureCharles Sturt University, Canberra Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023, 6.00 pm Venue: Charles Stuart University, 15 Blackall Street, Barton, ACTVideo presentation: YouTube video  All are welcome Ple...

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JUN
15

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-5

“Machines behaving badly: the morality of AI”Professor Toby Walsh FAA FACM FAAASScientia Professor of Artificial IntelligenceUNSW Sydney Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: RSL Mittagong, Carrington Room All are welcome Summary: Generative AI tools like Stable Diffusion and ChatGPT have caught public attention. But what new...

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JUN
14

Ideas@theHouse: June 2023

Dr Cathy Foley

Ideas@theHousepresented byHer Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW “Importance of scientific ideas and discovery to Australia's future”Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM DistFRSN FAA FTSEAustralia's Chief Scientist Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2023, 6.30 pm AEST Video presentation: YouTube videoEntry: No chargeAll are welcome Click here...

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JUN
07

1313th OGM and Open Lecture

“Making rights a reality — the need for a Human Rights Act for Australia”Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM FAALPresidentAustralian Human Rights Commission Date: Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, SydneyVideo presentation: YouTube video All are welcome Click here to register...

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MAY
18

Southern Highlands Branch Meeting 2023-4

“Brief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia”Susannah Fullerton OAM FRSNAuthor, Literary Lecturer, and Tour Leader Date: Thursday, 18 May 2023, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Chevalier College, Performing Arts Centre All are welcome Summary: Many Australians have no idea about the famous writers who came to this country in the 19th century a...

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MAY
11

Hunter Branch Meeting 2023-2

Kevin Galvin

“Invention, Innovation, Impact — the I’s have it!” Kevin Galvin FAA FTSE FIEAust CPEngLaureate Professor and DirectorARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-efficient Beneficiation of MineralsNewcastle Institute for Energy and ResourcesUniversity of Newcastle Date: Thursday 11 May 2023, gather from 5.00 pm for 5.45 pm (AEST)  Registration:&n...

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MAY
03

RSNSW Online Lecture 2023-1

“Artificial Intelligence myths debunked — how AI is transforming humanity for the global good”Professor Michael Blumenstein FACSProfessor and Acting DeanFaculty of Engineering & ITUniversity of Technology Sydney Date: Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 6.30 pm AEST  Venue: Zoom webinar Video presentation: YouTube video All are welcome Join the we...

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