Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
FEB
10

RSNSW 1319 OGM: February 2024

An audience of more than 70 people, who attended the Society's 1319th Ordinary General Meeting held in the Metcalfe Theatre of the State Library of NSW on 7 February 2024, enjoyed an outstanding presentation and a lively discussion on “Productivity: what is it, and why it matters” by Emeritus Professor Roy Green AM FRSN, Special Innovation Advisor ...

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DEC
04

RSNSW 1318 OGM: November 2023

The Society's 1318th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 29 November 2023, was treated to a most thought-provoking lecture on sea-level rise by the winner of the 2022 RSNSW James Cook Medal, Emeritus Professor John Church AO FAA FTSE of the UNSW Sydney Climate Change Research Centre.  His talk, tit...

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NOV
16

RSNSW 1317 OGM: November 2023

The Society's 1317th Ordinary General Meeting and 2022 Clarke Memorial Lecture was held in the Metcalfe Theatre of the State Library of NSW on 8 November 2023 at which the audience enjoyed a highly informative presentation titled "Caves as observatories of groundwater recharge", on the critical role of groundwater, delivered by Professor Andy Baker...

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NOV
04

RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum: November 2023

The Royal Society of NSW and Learned Academies Forum for 2023, with the theme of  Our 21st Century Brain, was hosted at Government House Sydney by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC on 2 November 2023.  The archived page of the 2023 Forum, with links to the program brochure and video presentations, is now available from ...

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OCT
04

RSNSW 1316 OGM: October 2023

The Society's 1316th Ordinary General Meeting was held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 4 October 2023. An audience of approximately fifty people enjoyed a highly topical and thought-provoking presentation titled "Australia's nuclear future: a new discourse for the 2040s", delivered by international nuclear law specialist, He...

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AUG
10

Ideas@theHouse: August 2023 Gallery

The eighth 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 Thursday 10 August 2023 in the Ballroom of Government House Sydney. Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FAA FTSE, Deputy Vice-...

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AUG
02

RSNSW 1314 OGM: August 2023

The Society's 1314th Ordinary General Meeting was held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 2 August. An audience of approximately forty people enjoyed an outstanding presentation titled "Convergence: the hybridisation of the future", delivered as a conversation between Dr Catherine Ball — Futurist, Author, Researcher, and Rebel,...

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JUN
14

Ideas@theHouse: June 2023 Gallery

The evening of Wednesday 14 June 2023 was the occasion of the seventh in the Ideas@theHouse series—a joint presentation of Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor New South Wales, and the Royal Society of NSW—that took place in the Ballroom of Government House Sydney.   On that occasion, Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM DistFR...

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JUN
07

RSNSW 1313th OGM: June 2023

The Society's 1313th Ordinary General Meeting was held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 7 June. An audience of approximately forty people enjoyed an outstanding lecture titled "Making rights a reality — the need for a Human Rights Act for Australia", delivered by Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM FAAL, President of...

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APR
20

RSNSW Western Branch Meeting 2023-1: April 2023

The first meeting of the Society's Western Branch for 2023 was held in collaboration with Charles Sturt University at Bathurst on 20 April.  A face-to-face audience of 50 and an online audience of approximately 200 enjoyed a lecture delivered by Professor Sharynne McLeod FRSN FASSA, a renowned speech-language pathologist, who spoke powerf...

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APR
07

RSNSW 1312th OGM: April 2023

The Society's 156th Annual General Meeting and the 1312th Ordinary General Meeting were held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 5 April. An audience of approximately fifty people heard an excellent lecture titled "Reconstructing ancient oceans, sea-level fluctuations, the deep carbon cycle and biodiversity" delivered by Professor Di...

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MAR
22

RSNSW 2023 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation

The Society's  2023 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation was held in Meers Hall of Sydney Modern, the new wing of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, on the evening of 10 March 2023.  It was a wonderful occasion attended by many members, Award winners (shown in the adjacent image), and guests. Steven Miller, Head of Research Library...

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FEB
02

RSNSW 1310th OGM: February 2023

The Society's 1310th Ordinary General Meeting, and the first meeting of 2023, was held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 1 February.  An audience of approximately sixty people heard an enlightening and thought-provoking talk on "Drones, Smart Munitions, and Cyberspace: the 21st Century Defence of Ukraine and its implications f...

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DEC
08

RSNSW 1309th OGM: December 2022

The Society's 1309th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 7 December, enjoyed a stimulating lecture titled "Harnessing solar energy through catalysis to make chemicals and fuel", delivered by the RSNSW 2021 James Cook Medallist, Scientia Professor Rose Amal AC FRSN FAA FTSE of the School of Chemical Engi...

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NOV
26

RSNSW 1308th OGM: November 2022

The Society's 1308th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW on 23 November, enjoyed an entertaining and thought-provoking lecture on the dark universe titled "Most of our universe is missing!: Adventures in the dark side of the cosmos", delivered by renowned astrophysicist and science communicator Professor G...

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NOV
03

RSNSW and Learned Academies Forum: November 2022

The Royal Society of NSW and Learned Academies Forum for 2022, with the theme of  Reshaping Australia: Communities in Action, was hosted at Government House Sydney by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC on 3 November 2022.  Videos of the presentations are now available on the Society's YouTube Channel and a gall...

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OCT
05

RSNSW 1307th OGM: October 2022

The Society's 1307th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW, on 5 October saw an audience of nearly 50 people enjoy an excellent and thought-provoking lecture on "The Global Economy and Australia's Outlook: Geoff Harcourt's contribution to the theory of productivity growth" presented by Dr Don Russell, Chair,...

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AUG
04

Ideas@theHouse: August 2022

The evening of Thursday 4 August 2022 saw the fifth in the Ideas@theHouse series—a joint presentation of Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor New South Wales, and the Royal Society of NSW—take place in the Ballroom of Government House Sydney.   On that occasion, Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons AO FRS DistFRSN...

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JUL
06

RSNSW 1304th OGM: July 2022

The Society's 1304th Ordinary General Meeting, held in the Gallery Room of the State Library of NSW, on 6 July saw an audience of nearly 50 people enjoy an excellent and thought-provoking lecture on "This is going to be different: Learning to live with Chinese Power" presented by Professor High White AO FASSA, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studie...

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JUN
24

The Gala Dinner—Celebrating 200 years: June 2022

The Society’s bicentennial year culminated in a black-tie gala dinner on the evening of 24 June 2022 when 274 members and guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of the Society over 200 years. Preceding the dinner were pre-dinner drinks held in the University's Chau Chak Wing Museum, during which a number of Society-related objects from ...

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