RSA News

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 Societies2020-06-02T05:18:42+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 RSA and the Australian Academy of Science sign inaugural agreement

The RSA is pleased to announce that the Australian Academy of Science and the Royal Societies of Australia have signed an agreement whereby the two organisations will share a position located in Canberra which will enable the RSA to have a presence in the nation’s capital. The role will be based in the Academy’s buildings in Canberra and will be responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of the RSA, […]

The RSA and the Australian Academy of Science sign inaugural agreement2020-03-11T05:32:17+00:00

The Governor-General accepts role as Patron of the Royal Societies of Australia

The Office of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia has informed the RSA that His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd.) has accepted the RSA’s invitation to become Patron of the organisation.
Photo credit: Office of the Governor-General of Australia [CC BY]

The Governor-General accepts role as Patron of the Royal Societies of Australia2020-03-11T08:05:10+00:00

The Royal Society of Queensland joins the RSA

The Council of the Royal Society of Queensland has decided to formally join the Royal Societies of Australia. In doing so it  recognises the national dimension of many of the policy issues that impact on Queensland’s scientists. The RSA would like to welcome the RSQ into the national conversation and looks forward to the contribution of its unique perspectives to its future directions.

The Governor-General accepts role as Patron of the […]

The Royal Society of Queensland joins the RSA2020-03-11T08:10:18+00:00