Our Hobart lecture program for 2019 is almost there; here’s a preliminary view:
MARCH 5 – Scott Rankin: Tasmanian Australian of the year for 2018.
APRIL 2 – Dr Elizabeth Robinson: On educating young people in Tasmania today.
MAY 6 – The Peter Smith Medal Lecture
JUNE 4 – Aboriginal language revitalisation: celebrating the 2019 International Year of Indigenous languages
JULY 2 – Neil Spark: On Road Safety in Tasmania
AUGUST 6 – Marley Large: A glimpse into 175 years of the Royal Society of Tasmania’s Minutes.
SEPTEMBER 3 – Doctoral Award Winner Lecture
OCTOBER 1 – Dr Anita Hansen: The first 175 years of the Royal Society of Tasmania.
NOVEMBER 5 – UTas Postgraduates Lecture Evening.
DECEMBER 3 – John Williamson: Hobart’s Antarctic connection.
The full program for the 2019 Launceston Lecture Series can be viewed HERE
In the meantime, our 175 Anniversary celebrations continue with exhibitions and events. Please check our anniversary program for more details :-
The student friendly symposium about dinosaurs and the evolution of life takes place at the University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus, over the weekend of 23 – 24 March. You can register for the symposium and pay for tickets on our website :
An exhibition of art works by Louisa Anne Meredith at the Lady Franklin Gallery opened on 2 February and goes until the end of the month. The gallery is open weekends only.
An exhibition of the watercolour works of Tasmanian vistas by Francis Guillemard Simpkinson de Wesselow (1819–1906) will be on at TMAG from 21 March – 11 June.
The Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition continues at TMAG until May.
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 David Wilson
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 of knowledge in Tasmania. (Governor’s remarks)
Royal Society Vice President, Mary Koolhof, responded to the Governor’s remarks thanking Her Excellency for her continued patronage. Mary acknowledged the importance of the Society’s relationships with a number of other Tasmanian institutions, in particular, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and the University of Tasmania. Mary also praised the Society’s recent excellent publications and gave a foretaste of the events organised for the anniversary celebrations. Particular thanks were given to Drs. Anita Hansen and Brita Hansen for lending their considerable talents and effort to create such an outstanding program of the 175 Anniversary.