Virtual Lecture in May – Dr Edward Doddridge

For those who missed the lecture on 17 May, you can view the lecture here. Click the link to view and listen to the lecture on our new YouTube channel:→  GOING  WITH  THE   WIND ………… Ω The Royal Society of Tasmania  is pleased to present its first Virtual Lecture in May 2020 Ω …………. […]

That’s What I Call Science !

  Want to learn something new while stuck at home?   Tune in to “That’s What I Call Science”, a weekly radio show and podcast featuring interesting and relevant science happening in Tasmania and across Australia. . Niamh Chapman, one of our new Royal Society of Tasmania Council members, is the founding director and regular host […]

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 […]

2020 Northern Lecture Calendar

LECTURE MEETINGS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DIGITAL LECTURES  ARE PLANNED. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. 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 […]

2020 Lecture Calendar – Hobart

LECTURE MEETINGS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DIGITAL LECTURES  ARE PLANNED. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. 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 […]



Entomology GO by Bug Girl (aka Shasta Henry)

   The Royal Society of Tasmania Entomology Go challenge – what will you spot?   With nearly ten quintillion insects on earth you can’t catch em all!! But you may have a photo of an unknown insect on your phone, a dead one on your windowsill or a live one in your backyard? Royal Society […]

Inspirational Virtual Jigsaws

Some rare and precious gems from the Royal Society of Tasmania and UTAS Special and Rare Collections    Enjoy some jigsaws created by Heather Excell from the treasures of the UTAS Special and Rare Collections Library, including a map jigsaw from the Royal Society of Tasmania Map Collection:. Click here to go to the jigsaws     . These images represent […]

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 […]

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                         […]

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 ​     […]

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 […]