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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.

2016 Lecture Series

The program for 2016 is now complete, but 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.
The October and November 2016 lectures will be held at the Performing Arts Centre at Chevalier College - our usual venue.


Date Speaker Topic
Thu 18 Feb 2016

Dr. Charley Lineweaver
School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Earth Sciences, ANU

Death and Nothingness: Why did Death Evolve? Why is there Something Rather than Nothing?
Sat 12 Mar 2016 Dr Christian Heim and Dr Caroline Heim Special Event
An Afternoon with Chopin and George Sand
Thu 21 April 2016 Prof Gordon Parker
Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, University of NSW
Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute
Winston Churchill, bipolar disorder, and the Dardanelles campaign
Thu 19 May 2016 Dr Kathleen Riley
Freelance writer, theatre historian and critic
The Science of Spontaneity: Fred Astaire as the Consummate Craftsman
Thu 16 June 2016 Dr Ken McCracken
Solar physicist, foundation director of CSIRO Office of Space Science and of CSIRO Division of Mineral Physics
The Sun, Sunspots, and Space Weather
Thu 21 July 2016 Dr David Suhy
Chief Scientific Officer,
Benitec Biopharma
Silencing Genes for Life
Thu 18 Aug 2016 Ian Skinner
Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRa)
Chronic Pain
Thu 15 Sep 2016 Assoc Prof Tony Masters
Chair of the Academic Board, University of Sydney
Sustainability – Chemical Solutions for a Tricky Problem
  Thu 20 Oct 2016 Prof Gordian Fulde
Director of emergency at St Vincent's Hospital
Senior Australian of the Year 2016
Do we have a problem? - hospital emergency, alcohol and drugs
Thu 17 Nov 2016 Prof Gordon Wallace,
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong
BioPrinting: 3D Printing Parts for Bodies

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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