14 Nov. “And so to bed…” Susannah Fullerton

This lecture by Susannah Fullerton OAM will take place on Wednesday, 14 November  2018 at 8:00 pm in the Central Gallery of TMAG, Hobart The diary of Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) has long been considered the greatest diary in the English language.  Historians have found it invaluable, but it is also a superb work of literature […]

25 Nov. – Tasmania’s Forgotten Emus – David Maynard, at QVMAG

The November lecture for the Northern Branch of the Royal Society will take place on Sunday the 25th of November at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Inveresk, at 1.15 pm. The lecture by David Maynard entitled Tasmania’s Lost Emus will be preceeded by the northern launch of the latest Royal Society publication Poles Apart: […]

Christmas Lecture and Dinner – 4 Dec. 2018

The Royal Society of Tasmania Christmas dinner will be held in the CSIRO dinning room at Battery Point, Hobart, on Tuesday 4th of December 2018 at 6:00 pm.   This year’s Christmas lecture will be delivered by Professor Rufus Black at 6.00pm in the CSIRO lecture theatre prior to dinner. Rufus Black is the Vice Chancellor […]

Dinosaur Symposium – Call for Papers by 12 Jan. 2019

A Symposium: Dinosaurs and Evolution of Life. Hobart, Tasmania 23-24thMarch 2019 Supported by The Royal Society of Tasmania, Geological Society of Australia (Tas. Div.) and  The University of Tasmania   Register for the Symposium here     Abstract submission deadline 12 January 2019   First circular: Call for abstracts The Organizing and Scientific Committee of DEL2019, invites you to […]

Massive Dinosaur Picnic

Saturday 10 November. In the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens the Royal Society of Tasmania put on a dinosaur party, the likes of which have not been seen for about sixty-five million years. The crowds came from far and wide for this Jurassic celebration. Thanks to everyone who made this great event a great event.   Photography by […]

Official Book Launch – Poles Apart

The Official Launch by the Governor of Tasmania on 6 November at TMAG   The second book created as part of the 175th Anniversary celebrations of The Royal Society of Tasmania, Poles Apart: Fascination, Fame and Folly edited by Dr Anita Hansen and Dr Brita Hansen, was launched yesterday evening by at the Tasmanian Museum […]

RST Doctoral Awards – Nominations Open

The Royal Society of Tasmania Annual Doctoral (PhD) Awards   Nominations are now open for the Annual Doctoral Awards. Two such awards are offered each year. The final date for submitting nominations is 30 November 2018. Awards will be announced at the Society’s Annual General meeting in March 2019.   Nominations should be submitted by […]

Government House Reception for 175th Anniversary

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania, and Mr Warner generously hosted a reception for Society members on 16 October to celebrate to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Royal Society of Tasmania. The Governor gave a brief history of the Society and congratulated members on their continued enthusiasm for the advancement […]

Dinosaur Picnic

Dinosaur Picnic in the Botanical Gardens, Saturday 10th November 2018, 11.00am to 2.00pm. A free event for the whole family sponsored by the Royal Society of Tasmania and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

175th Anniversary Program

  In October 2018, the Royal Society of Tasmania will be celebrating 175 years – a terquasquicentennial anniversary. The Royal Society of Tasmania was the first Royal Society to be established outside the United Kingdom The Society was founded in 1843 by Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, Lieutenant Governor, as the Botanical and Horticultural Society of Van […]