The Royal Societies of Australia is deeply saddened by the passing of our inaugural Patron, Major General The Honourable Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) who died on 18 December at the age of 83. Our thoughts are with his family and the wider Australian community at this time. General Jeffery was Australia’s twenty-fourth Governor-General following a term as Governor of Western Australia and a distinguished career in […]
The Royal Societies of Australia congratulate Dr Cathey Foley AO on her appointment as Australia’s next Chief Scientist by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Karen Andrews MP. Dr Foley is a renowned physicist with a distinguished career at CSIRO, her scientific excellence and influential leadership have been recognised with numerous awards and fellowships, including a Eureka Prize for the promotion of science, NSW Woman of the Year, […]
The Royal Societies of Australia supports #NAIDOCWeek 2020!
To celebrate this year’s theme, the Australian Museum has worked with First Nations people to translate ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ into their respective languages in recognition that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65, 000 years. Take a look […]
The NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science and Engineering seek to recognise excellence in science and engineering, and reward leading researchers for cutting-edge work that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for New South Wales.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, especially those from Australia’s Royal Societies.
Professor Thomas Maschmeyer of the University of Sydney is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales and has been awarded the 2020 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation for translating his research in fields that address environmental problems into two pioneering technologies: the Catalytic […]
The Royal Societies of Australia is delighted to reveal the RSNSW and Four Academies Forum After COVID-19: Creating the Best of Times from the Worst of Times, will be held at Government House, Sydney on November 5, 2020. The event will be livestreamed and subsequently made available on the Societies YouTube channel.
One hundred years after the 1918 Spanish flu claimed more than […]
A virtual event series beginning in early 2021 Stewardship of Country will consider major issues relating to the long-term management of Australia’s landscape. This virtual event series is an opportunity for those interested in long term sustainable land management to hear from experts and define areas of concern as we plan for the future.
Stewardship of Country will consider the challenges of regenerative land use, what can be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.