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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.

2018 Lecture Series

Please check this page nearer the date of any lecture you are interested in, in case there have been changes.
Venue for 2018 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 15 Feb 2018 Dr Madeleine Beekman
University of Sydney, Life and Environmental Sciences
Are you smarter than a Slime Mould?
Thu 15 Mar 2018 Dr Bradley Tucker
Australian National University, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Black Holes and the Milky Way
Thu 12 Apr 2018 Prof Anne Cutler
University of Western Sydney, Speech and Language
Babies are working harder than we think
Thu 17 May 2018 Prof Gordon Parker
Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, University of NSW
Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute
An Overview of Depression in our Society
Thu 21 Jun 2018 Dr David Suggett
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Team leader, Future Reefs program
Future Reefs
How climate change will impact coral reefs
Thu 19 Jul 2018 Dr Ken McCracken
Solar physicist, foundation director of CSIRO Office of Space Science and of CSIRO Division of Mineral Physics
Ice Ages, Big and Small
Thu 16 Aug 2018 Dr Philip Cam
President, Philosophy in Schools Association, NSW
Philosophy in Schools
Thu 20 Sep 2018 Prof Bert Roberts
University of Wollongong, Archaeological Science
When did Australia's History Begin?
(Title has changed)
Thu 18 Oct 2018 Hugh Mackay
Psychologist, Sociologist and Social Researcher
The State of the Nation starts in your Street
Thu 15 Nov 2018 Dr Dana Cordell
Research Director (Food Systems), Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS
This talk will be given by Dr Brent Jacobs, a colleague of Dr Dana Cordell.
Sydney Food Futures
Competing priorities for Sydney's fertile farmland.

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