Christmas Lecture and Dinner – 4 December 2018 @ 6.00pm – CSIRO, Hobart

The Royal Society of Tasmania Christmas dinner will be held in the CSIRO dinning room at Battery Point on Tuesday 4th of December 2018.   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 and President at the […]

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 […]

Royal Society of Tasmania Annual 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.   The Royal Society of Tasmania […]

175 Anniversary Event – Play Reading at QVMAG – The Laughing Gas Cure + Cake

Stella Kent’s one act play, The Laughing Gas Cure, debuted at QVMAG in Inveresk on 30 October to great acclaim.   Set in the 1770s, the eccentric lead character Dr Thomas Beddoes is convinced that consumption can be cured by inhaling the breath of cows. Aided by his brilliant young assistant, Humphry Davy, he embarks […]

Dinosaur Symposium – Call for Papers – Deadline: 12 December 2018

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   Abstract submission deadline 12 December 2018   First circular: Call for abstracts The Organizing and Scientific Committee of DEL2019, invites you to participate in a 2 day symposium to […]

Obituary – Professor Patrick Gerard Quilty AM  (1939-2018)

Professor Patrick Gerard Quilty AM    Patrick Quilty had a long and distinguished career in Earth Science and Antarctic exploration. His many contributions to the Royal Society of Tasmania have been very significant and highly regarded by members and Council. In 1986 he was elected the senior vice-president of the Royal Society of Tasmania, when […]