Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
SEP
19

European tour: the history of science

map of Europe Tour 2019

Padua – Florence – Paris – London A tour for the Royal Society of NSW in conjunction with the State Library of NSW Foundation Owing to a cancellation, two places are available. 19 September – 4 October 2019 Overview Explore the history of science, from Vesalius in Padua to Galileo in Florence and the flourishing of modern science in Paris and Londo...

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JUN
04

RSNSW/SMSA 2018 Science Week talks

The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts are combining to offer a series of four talks as part of Science Week (https://sydneyscience.com.au/2018/) Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, SydneyRegistration essentialAll are welcomeEnquiries: phone SMSA on (02) 9262 7300 Talk 1: “Will...

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JUL
11

Great Australians you’ve never heard of

   Lecture 2   “The man from Ballarat      who injected himself      with the myxoma virus”   The Honourable Em Prof Peter Baume AC Monday 23 July 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts —...

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JUN
08

1264th OGM and open lecture

 “Can art really make a difference?”   Honorary Associate Professor   Joanna Mendelssohn   College of Fine Arts, UNSW Wednesday 4 July 2018Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Sydney Artists have long tackled global issues, throughout centuries of wars and humanitarian crises. Artists persist in challenging assumed...

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MAY
05

1263rd OGM and open lecture

   “No sex please, we’re Cape bees”   Professor Ben Oldroyd   School of Life and Environmental Sciences    University of Sydney Wednesday 6 June 2018 Gallery Room, State Library of NSW This was the first OGM and Open Lecture held at the Society's new home venue, the State Library of NSW. Ant and bee colo...

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MAY
10

Great Australians you’ve never heard of

   Lecture 1   “A Tasmanian convict who went from      an Irish rebel to become a Governor”   given by Thomas Keneally AO DistFRSN Friday 22 June 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts — the two oldest ...

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MAY
03

RSNSW Annual Dinner 2018

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   Guests of honour:   His Excellency General The Honourable David   Hurley AC DSC (ret’d.), Governor of New South   Wales and Patron of the Royal Society of New   South Wales, and Mrs Hurley    Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture   Thomas Keneally AO DistFRSN   “Mungo Man i...

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APR
09

Pollock Memorial Lecture 2018

   “Engineering for understanding:    how building quantum devices unveils    the meaning of quantum mechanics”      Professor Andrea Morello   Professor of Quantum Engineering   UNSW Sydney Wednesday 2 May 2018Club Bar, Roundhouse, UNSW Sydney, Kensington The Pollock Memorial Le...

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MAY
09

Combined AIP and RSNSW event

  “Big science - exploring the future of the world’s  most exciting STEM challenges and developments”  Professor Richard Garrett   Manager, Industry and External Engagement  Australian Nuclear Science and Technology  Organisation Tuesday 26 June 2018ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Ro...

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MAR
06

Annual Meeting of the Four Societies

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    “Exciting materials for energy     applications in 2050”    Professor Robin Grimes  Professor of Materials Physics,  Imperial College London,  and Chief Scientific Advisor,  UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Wednesday 14 March 2018UNSW Colombo Theatre Professor Grimes’ talk focused on exci...

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MAR
07

151st AGM, and 1262nd OGM and open lecture

Paul Fennell talking

  “The decarbonisation of industry”  Professor Paul Fennell  Professor of Clean Energy  Imperial College London The evening began with the AGM, at which there was an election of Council members Wednesday 4 April 2018Union, University & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney In order to meet the IPCC recommendation for an 80% c...

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MAR
08

Is the Enlightenment dead? Lecture 5: sophistry

  “The Enlightenment has failed”  Scientia Professor George Paxinos AO  School of Medical Sciences, UNSW This event’s unique format featured an optional buffet dinner followed by the sophistry and live music. Thursday 5 April 2018 Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney Scientia Professor George Paxino...

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FEB
07

1261st OGM and open lecture

“Precision healthcare – the coming revolution in medicine”   Professor Leslie Burnett  Chief Medical Officer of Genome One  Garvan Institute of Medical Research Wednesday 7 March 2018Union, University & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Medicine has entered a period of major transformation. Advances in DNA sequencing have led ...

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FEB
06

Learning, adaptation and the Enlightenment: the library

  Paul Brunton OAM   Emeritus Curator   State Library of NSW Thursday 1 March 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney The penal colony of New South Wales was a child of the Enlightenment. It was founded on the belief in personal improvement and progress. It was not a dumping ground for convict...

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JAN
02

Learning, adaptation and the Enlightenment: the museum

    Kim McKay AO  Director and CEO  The Australian Museum Monday 5 February 2018Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney This was the third in a series of lectures on the theme “Is the Enlightenment dead?” being co-hosted by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. Ki...

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JAN
03

1260th OGM and open lecture

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Cara Van der Wal small

Royal Society of NSW Scholarship Award Winners for 2018 Grace Causer, Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong Yu-wei Lin, Advanced Drug Delivery Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney Cara Van Der Wal, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney Wednesday 7 February 2018Union, U...

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NOV
16

1259th OGM and Christmas party

“How to store light: an optical memory based on sound waves”     Moritz Merklein   Department of Physics   University of Sydney   Jak Kelly Award winner for 2017 Wednesday 6 December 2017 Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney The Jak Kelly Award was created in honour of Professor Jak...

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NOV
22

The Dirac Lecture 2013

“Semiconductor nanostructures and quantum phenomena”   Professor Sir Michael Pepper FRS  Pender Chair in Nanoelectronics  University College London Dirac Lecture and Medal Presentation Professor Pepper was also presented with an Honorary Degree from UNSW after his lecture. Thursday 21 November 2013 Law Theatre, UNSW In...

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NOV
07

1216th OGM and public lecture

“Re-thinking science education in Australian schools: development and implementation of the National Science Curriculum”   Dr Mark Butler  Department of Education and Communities Wednesday 6 November 2013 Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney Dr Butler examined the development and nature of the new national senio...

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DEC
19

1217th OGM and Christmas party

“Probing the nano-world with the symmetries of light”   Xavier Zambrana-Puyalto  Department of Physics and Astronomy  ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered  Quantum Systems, Macquarie University  Winner of the RSNSW Jak Kelly Scholarship  Award for 2013 Wednesday 18 December 2013 Union, Unive...

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