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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.

2019 Lecture Series

The program for 2019 is still a work in progress.
Please check this page nearer the date of any lecture you are interested in, in case there have been changes.
Venue for 2019 is Mittagong RSL, 1st Floor, Joadja/Nattai Rooms. NB, if the main carpark is full, there is a second carpark: From the Old Hume Highway entry just go straight through the main carpark. From Bessemer Street, go in and turn left.

Date Speaker Topic
Thu 21 Feb 2019 Prof Rodney Croft
The Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR)
The Effect of Non Ionisation Electromagnetic Radiation on our Health
Thu 21 Mar 2019 Susannah Fullerton OAM
Author. President of the Jane Austin Society of Australia. Patron of the Rudyard Kipling Society of Australia.
The Life and Diary of Samuel Pepys.
[A past President of the Royal Society]
Thu 18 Apr 2019
[NB. Date has changed back to the 3rd Thursday of the month. We hope that being so close to the Easter break will not cause problems.]
Prof Richard Kemp
UNSW School of Psychology
Psychology of Eyewitness Memory
Thu 16 May 2019 Dr Damian Wrigley
ANU Botanical Gardens
The Importance of a Seed Bank in Future Preservation of Plant Species.
Thu 20 Jun 2019 Prof Ken Baldwin
Director of the Energy Change Institute at ANU. Deputy Director of the Research School of Physics and Engineering.
Nuclear Energy.
Thu 18 Jul 2019 Dr Christian Heim and Dr Caroline Heim Understanding the Mental Health Crisis and how your Relationships can save you
Thu 15 Aug 2019 Prof Rick Shine AM
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Uni of Sydney.
Sequencing the Cane Toad Genome (DNA).
Thu 19 Sep 2019 Dr Rebecca Carey
Volcanologist, Senior Lecturer Earth Sciences, University of Tasmania
Volcanology (exact topic t.b.a.)
Thu 17 Oct 2019 Prof Toby Walsh
Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW and Data61.
2062 - The World that Artificial Intelligence made.
Thu 21 Nov 2019 Prof Geordie Williamson
Founding Head of the University of Sydney's new Mathematics Centre.
[Youngest living Fellow of The Royal Society]

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

Southern Highlands Meetings

Lectures 2019
Lectures 2018
Lectures 2017
Lectures 2016
Lectures 2015
Lectures 2014
Lectures 2013
Lectures 2012
Lectures 2011
Lectures 2010
Lectures 2009
Lectures 2008
Lectures 2007