Australia’s Royal Societies may have hit a pandemic related pause on their public events, but that does not mean you can’t connect with them online.
At nearly 200 years old, the Royal Society of New South Wales has created their own YouTube channel, with lectures and performances freely available, and have converted many of their meetings to webinars. The Royal Society of Victoria is streaming discussions on their Facebook page, uploading lectures to their website and holding meetings of members remotely. At the same time, the Royal Society of Queensland is crowd sourcing knowledge and calling for papers for Volume 129 of their Annual Proceedings.
The Royal Societies of Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania have all adapted content for their websites and social media pages.
Internationally, the Royal Society in London has made accessible all research findings and data from their Journals that are relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and drawn together a list of their resources, activities and videos that could be used to support home learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Canada and Te Aparangi (New Zealand) are posting videos and telling stories. The Royal Society of South Africa is promoting their essay contest, and the Royal Irish Academy has even placed their History of Ireland in 10 Words pop-up exhibition online.