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*
MARCH 5 – Scott Rankin: Tasmanian Australian of the year for 2018.
APRIL 2 – Dr Elizabeth Robinson: On educating young people in Tasmania today.
MAY 7 – Doctoral Award Winner Lectures: Feng Pan and Jack Mulder
JUNE 4 – Annie Reynolds: 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 – The Peter Smith Medal 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.
5th March: Rosalie Martin – Transforming lives – the role of speech pathology in improving prisoners’ lives and society’s future
10th April: M.R. Banks medal winner Prof Michael Breadmore: Chemical answers now – safer food, water and environment through chemistry on a chip
1st May: Ms Sophie Muller Director of the Tasmanian Climate Change Office in the Department of Premier and Cabinet –Putting the change in climate change
5th June: Dr Andreas Klocker – Sistema Huautla, Cave diving for science in one of the world’s most spectacular deep caves
3rd July: Joint Astronomy lecture
10th August: Margaret MacMillan, the noted Canadian historian of WW1, in Hobart as part of a short National speaking tour
2nd October: Postgraduate night
14th November: Susannah Fullerton OAM FRS (N), President of the Jane Austen Society – And so to bed … The Diary of Samuel Pepys
4th December: UTAS Vice Chancellor Prof. Rufus Black for Christmas Lecture and dinner.
20177th March – Kathryn Medlock, TMAG – The history of the Thylacine in Tasmania and the Royal Society 4th April – Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stuart, University of Tasmania – Height, Health and History 2nd May – R.M Johnston Memorial Lecture, David Green – ‘Tectonic plates’ and ‘seismic shifts’ have crept into common language – what are they and why do they occur? 6th June – Professor Barry Brook, ARC Laureate Fellow, University of Tasmania – The Future of Humanity
4th July – Dr Meredith Nash – What is it like to be a woman in STEMM? Gender bias, sexual harassment, and the myth of meritocracy 1st August – Dr Henry Reynolds – From Tasmanian patriotism to Australian nationalism: A little known story in three acts 5th September – Dr Tas van Ommen – Ice cores and climate: looking back over a million years of earth history
3rd October – Prof Maggie Walters – Looking Back to Move Forward: The Royal Society and Tasmanian Aborigines
7th November – Assoc Prof Tracey Dickson – Cortical Inhibitory Dysfunction in Motor Neuron Disease: How can we get the balance back 14th November – Saul Eslake – @Government House – Australia’s ongoing quest for ever-greater ‘security’ – is it rational and
has it made us safer? 5th December –Dr John Simons – Queen Victoria’s Hippopotamus