The Royal Society of New South Wales Southern Highlands

The Royal Society of New South Wales is the oldest learned society in the Southern Hemisphere, tracing its origin to the Philosophical Society of Australasia, founded in Sydney in 1821.

While COVID-19 restrictions continue, there will not be any physical meetings. We will instead send information and presentations from each speaker to everyone on our emailing list. If you would like your email to be added to this list, Please see our Contact page.

Next Lecture

Jun 2021

Looking to the Future: Hydrogen Fusion

Lecture by
Max La Galle - introduction by Prof Ken McCracken AO
In 2019 Max attended the National Youth Science Forum and was then selected to represent Australia at the London International Youth Science Forum where he visited both the Joint European Torus and CERN. Max's primary interest is in fusion as a power source: the challenges, the promise - and the problems. Max has been accepted to study materials science and chemical engineering at UNSW. Max will be introduced by Prof Ken McCracken AO. Ken is well-known to our Southern Highlands audiences, having given many lectures over the years. He was recently awarded the COSPAR Space Science Award for “outstanding contributions to space science”, and a Minor Planet (8258) has been named “McCracken” in his honour.
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May 4, 2020
Keeping our shared interests alive during COVID 19
Hubert Regtop

In order to keep our shared interests in science, the arts, literature and philosophy alive in this COVID 19 period of hibernation...

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