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 the Hobart lectures. It has been decided to follow the example of our Launcestonian confreres and hold the lectures on Sunday afternoons at 3 pm (except where otherwise indicated). We hope that you will all find this convenient and an enlightening way to spend a Sunday afternoon, in the centre of Hobart’s cultural precinct.
(Lectures will be held in the usual Society lecture rooms at TMAG, except where otherwise indicated).
Here is the calendar of speakers for the first Sunday of every month commencing in March. We look forward to seeing you there. Your feedback is always welcome.
Sunday 1st March – Old Woolstore, Macquarie Street: Prof. Jean-Philippe Beaulieu: The Secret Garden at Recherche Bay – 1792
Sunday 5th April: Susannah Fullerton: Dr Johnson and his dictionary. The idea of a decent dictionary was first mooted by the Royal Society.
Sunday 3rd May: Lauren Black: A botanical artist’s journey
Thursday 21 May: Additional joint lecture with Geological Society of Australia (6pm – Geology lecture theatre Geo211, Geology/Geography Building, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay)
Sunday 7th June: Dr Geoff While: The social lives of lizard
Sunday 5th July: MR Banks medallist *TBC
Sunday 2nd August: TMAG Culture Curator Kirstie Ross: ‘In pursuit of Tasmania’s West: A curator’s view’
Sunday 6th Sep: Clive Lord medallist *TBC
Sunday 4th October: Doctoral award winners *TBC
Sunday 1st Nov: Post graduate evening
Tuesday 1st Dec, Dinner Lecture – CSIRO Lecture Theatre: TBA*
* Please check back for updates *