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Are you ready for National Science Week?

Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology transpires each year in August. It features hundreds of events from around the country, including those delivered by universities, schools, libraries, museums and of course, Australia’s Royal Societies.

Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It aims to encourage an interest in scientific pursuits among the […]

Are you ready for National Science Week?2020-08-09T08:10:44+00:00

The Basser Library and Australia’s Royal Societies

Australia’s Royal Societies have been at the forefront of intellectual thought and practice since the precursor of the Royal Society of New South Wales came into being in July 1821. They each have an immense reservoir of collective wisdom and to this day, continue to produce authoritative peer-reviewed journals, proceedings, and significant publications.

One of the foremost collections of Australian Royal Societies literature belongs to the […]

The Basser Library and Australia’s Royal Societies2020-07-18T09:20:08+00:00

Upcoming Virtual Events from Australia’s Royal Societies!

In these socially distant times Australia’s Royal Societies offer a rich program of virtual events designed to deepen our knowledge and understanding of science, technology and art in everyday life. 

This July join the Royal Society of NSW for their 1284th Ordinary General Meeting and Open Lecture Why Art Matters in Times of Crisis; then follow up with the Hunter Branch […]

Upcoming Virtual Events from Australia’s Royal Societies!2020-06-30T04:23:25+00:00

Royal Society of NSW: Virtual Annual Dinner, Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture and 199th Birthday Celebration

The Royal Societies of Australia is delighted to wish the Royal Society of New South Wales a very happy 199th Birthday!

This momentous occasion is to be celebrated with a black-tie Annual Dinner where the Societies Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, will deliver her annual message. Professor Brian […]

Royal Society of NSW: Virtual Annual Dinner, Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture and 199th Birthday Celebration2020-06-23T08:12:51+00:00

Australian and International Royal Societies public programming online

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 […]

Australian and International Royal Societies public programming online2020-04-14T05:56:58+00:00

The RSA and our response to COVID-19

After careful consideration and in line with evolving advice from Commonwealth and State health authorities regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Royal Societies of Australia have decided to suspend our in-person gatherings for the immediate future. We hope to proceed with our events later this year.

The RSA and our response to COVID-192020-03-24T01:03:25+00:00

Part-time Coordinator joins the RSA

As part of its agreement with the Australian Academy of Science, the RSA has appointed a part-time Coordinator, Clare McLellan, to work in conjunction with the Academy where the position is based. The role is two days per week with the other three days devoted to archival and other work for the Academy.

Part-time Coordinator joins the RSA2020-03-12T02:42:53+00:00

The Royal Society

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of distinguished scientists drawn from all, areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The Society traces its beginnings to the 1660s and has as its fundamental purpose to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society has played a part in some of the […]

The Royal Society2020-03-18T05:56:30+00:00