Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Society's 200th anniversary featured on the ABC Science Show

RSNSW ABC Science Show ImageThe Society‘s 200th anniversary was featured on the ABC Science Show, which aired on 13 August 2022. In the segment, the Society‘s President, Dr Susan Pond AM FRSN was interviewed by Robyn Williams AO, host of The Science Show, to discuss key events in the Society‘s 200-year history, including a range of matters about which she spoke in her speech to the 200th-anniversary dinner, held on 24 June 2022 at the University of Sydney Great Hall.  

The Science Show website notes that the “Society’s founders helped establish the University of Sydney in 1827, and later an early form of the Australian Academy of Science. The NSW Government gave the society a headquarters, Science House in the Rocks in Sydney. The building was threatened with demolition by a later government but was saved by bans imposed by the Builders Labourers Federation under Jack Mundy.”

 

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