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Patriotism and Place in 19th Century Tasmania

You are invited to a RST webinar delivered via Zoom, on Sunday November 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Writer and historian, Professor Henry Reynolds will discuss Patriotism and Place in 19th Century Tasmania, drawing on his extensive research on Tasmania’s social and political history. You must register to attend. Open this post for instructions.

2020 Lecture Program

While COVID-19 pandemic restrictions apply, lectures will be online, delivered using Zoom. Lectures will be on Sunday afternoons at 3 pm (except where otherwise indicated).  We hope that you will all find this a convenient and an enlightening way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  As usual, there is something for everyone and everything of value and […]

Butterfly Brilliance: The Lambkin-Knight Butterfly Collection

You are invited to a RST webinar delivered via Zoom, on October 25, 2020 at 1:30pm. A collection of around 12000 butterflies over 50 years has generously been donated to QVMAG. Hear from lepidopterist Trevor Lambkin about its compilation, and from QVMAG staff on its research potential and housing such a large collection. You must register to attend. Open this post for instructions.

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Update on the work of the Council’s Aboriginal Engagement Committee

The committee (AEC) has in recent weeks continued work in two areas. First, suggested wording for Acknowledgement of Country has been discussed with the Council, with variations proposed for the Papers and Proceedings and meetings. Second, we have advanced discussions with Council on the Apology to Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Open post for more details.

Australian Mineral Discoverers 1950-2010

The book “Australian Mineral Discoverers: 1950-2010” features the stories of 65 Australian mineral explorers and educators, and their discovery of buried minerals. Coming soon to the online shop.

COVID-19 response: Memo to Members

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA Memo to Members Thursday 2 July 2020 Dear Members,  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the office bearers and Council members have worked very hard to keep the Society thriving. We are offering a vibrant program of online lectures via Zoom webinar, and recordings of these can be viewed on our newly […]

Working on Water: Celebrating women in marine science

The Royal Society of Tasmania National Science Week 2020 Working on Water: Celebrating women in marine science Saturday 15th August. Aired on Edge Radio 99.3FM 2-4pm and released on the RST YouTube channel and wherever you get your podcast. For National Science Week 2020, the Royal Society of Tasmania secured $2,000 in grant funding from […]

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 of the […]

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