Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Recent Events now on YouTube: March 2022

Recorded RSNSW events now on YouTube All online events from the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw. There were three events, for which recordings are available, held in March 2022. 

In the first of these, the award winners of the Royal Society of NSW Student Awards for 2021 presented a sequence of short talks on their PhD and Masters by research studies.  Speaking on the evening of 2 March were Zain Mehdi of the Australian National University, winner of the Jak Kelly Award, and the Scholarship winners, Harry Marquis of the University of Sydney, and Sajad Abolpour Moshizi and Kevin Chau, both from Macquarie University. Their talks are now available on YouTube.  

On 15 March, the Western NSW Branch of the Society held their first meeting of the year from The Grange on the Bathurst campus of Charles Sturt University (CSU) — an excellent panel discussion on ‘Public Trust and Science in Times of Coronavirus’. The panellists were Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSN, Michelle Grattan AO  FASSA, Chief Political Correspondent of The Conversation, and Professor Jane Quinn of CSU, expertly led by the moderator, Professor Mark Evans FRSN, the newly appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at CSU and the incoming Chair of the Western NSW Branch. A recording of this forum is now available on our YouTube channel. 

The Royal Society's Clarke Memorial Lecture for 2020 was held on 17 March.  This event was jointly organised by the Society and Macquarie University at which the winner of the Clarke Medal for 2020, Michelle Leishman, is a Distinguished Professor.  Professor Leishman spoke on the topic 'From bulldozers, pests, and pathogens to climate change and urban futures: the tough life of plants', with her presentation now available on YouTube.

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