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The Royal Society of New South Wales - Southern Highlands Branch

General information about our lectures - start time, venue, admission, etc - may be found here.

2017 Lecture Series

The program for 2017 is a work in progress, and some entries below need more information.
Please check this page nearer the date of any lecture you are interested in, in case there have been changes.
Lectures will be held at the Performing Arts Centre at Chevalier College - our usual venue - for the time being, but we know that the Centre is likely to be refurbished during 2017. During refurbishment, we will be at some other venue. We will post the details here when we know them.


Date Speaker Topic
Thu 16 Feb 2017

Prof Adam Guastella
Principle Research Fellow Psychiatry, School of Medical Sciences, Brain & Mind Research Institute

Autism and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Thu 16 Mar 2017 Dr Barbara Briggs Two hundred years of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australia’s oldest continuing scientific institution.
Thu 20 April 2017 Dr Michael Kennedy
Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist, St Vincent's Hospital
Post mortem drug studies : What happens to drugs after death
 At the usual venue - Performing Arts Centre.
Thu 18 May 2017 Prof Gregg Suaning
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of NSW
The Bionic Eye
"... to do for vision what the Cochlear implant has done for hearing"
Please check the venue before each lecture. We can't be sure that the  Performing Arts Centre will be available for all lectures. Thanks.
Thu 15 June 2017 Dr Michael Birrell Luxor Temple: the shrine of Amun-Re
Thu 20 July 2017 Dr Wes Stein
CSIRO
Solar Power Generation [exact topic to be advised]
Thu 17 Aug 2017 Hugh Mackay
Psychologist, Sociologist and Social Researcher
The changing place of religion in Australia
Thu 28 Sep 2017
NB. Date change!!!
Prof Peter Schofield
Executive Director and CEO, NeuRA
(Neuroscience Research Australia)
Alzheimer's [exact topic to be advised]
  Thu 19 Oct 2017 Prof Dean Rickles
Professor of History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, University of Sydney
Quantum Gravity (exact topic to be advised)
Thu 16 Nov 2017 Yik Lung (Jeremy) Chan
School of Life Science,
University of Technology Sydney
Effects of Maternal Cigarette Smoke Exposure

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Details of our lectures and recent years' events can be found here:

Southern Highlands Meetings

Lectures 2017
Lectures 2016
Lectures 2015
Lectures 2014
Lectures 2013
Lectures 2012
Lectures 2011
Lectures 2010
Lectures 2009
Lectures 2008
Lectures 2007