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Welcome to the new Council Members

  In this update the Royal Society of Tasmania introduces our new Vice President – Professor Jocelyn McPhie, Niamh Chapman – Councillor, Shasta Henry – Student Councillor, and Peter Manchester – Councillor   §   Vice President – Professor Jocelyn McPhie – Vulcanologist     Jocelyn McPhie is a geologist and for most of her career (1990 […]

April in Hobart – CANCELLED

The Council of the Royal Society has taken the decision to cancel this lecture. We will resume our program as soon as possible and hope to re-schedule the lecture at a later date. Thank you for your understanding. The Royal Society of Tasmania invites you to a lecture by Susannah Fullerton “Dr Johnson and his Dictionary” […]

Joint Geology Lecture May – UTAS

The Royal Society of Tasmania together with the Geological Society of Australia -Tasmanian Division    are pleased to present Dr Tony Webster a joint lecture at the Geology Lecture Theatre, School of Earth Sciences, UTAS, Sandy Bay 21 May 2020 @ 6.00 pm   Geology, landscape and European settlement: small things meant a lot.   Abstract: Historical accounts […]

2020 Lecture Calendar – Hobart

The Royal Society of Tasmania Hobart lecture program for 2020:   We are pleased to present the Hobart lecture program for 2020. As usual, there is something for everyone and everything of value and interest to inquiring minds of all persuasions.   We would also like to announce a change to the session time for […]

2020 Northern Lecture Calendar

The Northern Chapter of the Royal Society of Tasmania is pleased to present the 2020 Calendar for the Launceston Lecture series, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Inveresk. The program commences on 23 February 2020. A few dates are still to be finalised so please check back for updates.



COVID-19 response: Memo to Members

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA  Memo to Members Wednesday 18 March 2020   Dear Members,    Thank you all for such a strong start to the year for our Society, with a great turnout at our AGM on 1 March.  In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Council has taken steps to help protect the […]

AGM (Northern) 22 March – CANCELLED

The committee of the Royal Society of Tasmania Northern Chapter regrets to inform you that we need to defer the AGM and lecture which were to have been held on Sunday 22 March 2020. We have made this decision reluctantly, but it has been made following the best medical advice. The health and well-being of […]

The Royal Society of Tasmania Council Election

A new year begins for the Royal Society of Tasmania   At the Annual General Meeting held on 1 March, the following office bearers and Council members were elected:   PRESIDENT: ​   Mrs Mary Koolhof VICE-PRESIDENT: ​   Prof. Jocelyn McPhie SECRETARY: ​   Mrs Marley Large TREASURER: ​   Mr David Wilson   COUNCIL POSITIONS:       Dr Greg Lehman ​     […]

Australian Academy of Science – Statement on Bushfires & Climate Change

The Australian Academy of Science has released a statement on the science behind bushfires and climate change.    See the Statement below or follow the Link to the Australian Academy of Science website:  AAS – Statement on bushfires   Statement regarding Australian bushfires                         […]

Royal Society Bursary Awards for 2019

 Royal Society of Tasmania awards bursaries to Tasmanian students  Ω In 2019, the Royal Society offered bursaries to Tasmanian secondary/senior secondary students to represent Australia at an international event. The bursaries were offered in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, arts, humanities, and social sciences, in keeping with the aim of the society of ‘advancing […]

Student Bursaries 2020

Royal Society of Tasmania BURSARIES for TASMANIAN STUDENTS 2020   The Royal Society of Tasmania is offering bursaries for Tasmanian secondary/senior secondary students who have been selected through a competitive process to represent Australia at an international event. The amount of each bursary may be up to $1000.   What is the Royal Society of […]