After careful consideration and in line with evolving advice from Commonwealth and State health authorities regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Royal Society of New South Wales has decided to suspend face-to-face meeting for the immediate future. Options to provide a program of events through video streaming are underway.
YouTube and The Royal Society of New South Wales
At the tender age of 199, the Royal Society of New South Wales has launched their own YouTube Channel to make virtual events, lectures and performances freely available to the public, including:
The Periodic Table: ‘.. a medley of haphazard facts falling into line and order
Emeritus Professor Brynn Hibbert AM FRSN takes a ramble through the table, telling stories that have been collected by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and explaining just how we discover and name new elements.
The COVID Curve in Context: or Back to the Future—something old and something new
Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSN, Royal Society of NSW and the University of Newcastle examines the pattern of health in Australia, how COVID-19 fits this pattern and what we can learn from past pandemics
Growing Black Tall Poppies
Professor Peter Radoll, Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous, University of Canberra considers the contradictions of success intersecting with race, higher education and Indigenous cultural values?
Architecture and the Cultivation of Vitality
Professor Pia Ednie-Brown School, Architecture & Built Environment, the University of Newcastle on how the spaces we create affect our well-being, our creativity and cultural vitality
Why Art Matters in Times of Crisis
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor – Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney discussed the interrelationship of science and creativity and what role museums and galleries can play in these unsettling times where social distancing is the norm.
Evidence and Education in a Post-Truth, Post-COVID World
Professor Brian Schmidt – Vice-Chancellor of Australian National University and Nobel Laureate in Physics delivers the Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture at the RSNSW (Virtual) Annual Dinner 2020.
Drinking for three: Mother, baby and society
Professor Elizabeth Elliott discusses fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and the current state of play in Australia as part of her Open Lecture at the Societies 1283rd Ordinary General Meeting.
COVID-19 and confusion: the story of a nasty but nice viral receptor
A discussion of Recombinant ACE2 and SARS-CoV-2 presented at the Society’s Hunter Branch by Emeritus Professor Eugenie Lumber.
Ideas@theHouse: 21 May 2020 – Ten: the Mapping of Colonial Australia
Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy highlights a small part of cartographic history – the colonial period from 1788 to 1901. Telling a story through maps and records, covering a century where a jail of 1000 souls became an independent nation with one of the highest standards of living in the world.
Speaking of Music … The Magic of Solo Violin
A celebration of the 300th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach’s solo violin pieces with a lecture by Dr David Hush FRSN and performance by the award-winning violinist Anna Da Silva Chen.
RSNSW and the Four Academies Forum 2019: Making SPACE for Australia
Lectures from the 2019 forum Making SPACE for Australia held in conjunction with the four Learned Academies, celebrating our great interest in the heavens, and the place of humanity in the cosmos.
Governor presents Societies Awards
Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, presented the Societies 2019 Awards at an appropriately socially distant ceremony at Government House on Thursday, 13 August. The Governor spoke appreciatively of the Society’s role in the intellectual life of New South Wales and stated how pleased she was to present the awards at the first major event held at the venue since the beginning of the pandemic response. Congratulations to all the awardees!
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