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The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW


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 Please note our office at the Anzac Memorial Sydney is currently closed and will remain so until Sydney's COVID lockdown is lifted. 

 
Activities

Key dates for your diary are shown below.

We have a regular programme of monthly lunchtime-lectures covering either current or historical Defence and Security issues. We also occasionally arrange multi-speaker seminars and group visits to sites of Defence interest. (CLICK HERE to review some of our previous presentations.) Each August, Members enjoy our formal Annual Dinner and a convivial lunch is usually held prior to Christmas.

For Lunchtime-Lecture Attendees: Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW Lectures are usually provided on the last Tuesday of the month. All Lunchtime Lectures are held in the Anzac Memorial Auditorium, Hyde Park South, Liverpool Street, Sydney. The Memorial is a short walk from Museum Railway Station (CLICK HERE for instructions on how to get to the institute). The lectures run from 1300 'till 1400. An entry charge of $10 for Members, $15 for Non-Members applies. Lectures are open to Members, their Guests and Visitors. For any enquiries, please contact the Office Manager on 8262-2922. Lectures at the Anzac Memorial are preceded by a Social Hour beginning at 12 noon, during which tea and coffee are served and a light sandwich lunch may be purchased for $8.00 (sanwich lunch must be booked by noon on the Monday preceding the lecture, please use button below).

Pre-booking and payment including for your sandwich lunch is advised as seating will be limited. Please use the button below by noon on the Monday preceding the lecture.

 
 

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Tuesday 24 August 2021
 ONLINE ONLY LECTURE - Live session cancelled due to NSW COVID restrictions
Speaker: Commissioner Christine Nixon AO APM Ret'd
Subject: Resilience in Policing

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Tuesday 14 September 2021
Visit to Lancer Barracks and Museum
Includes guided tour and live vehicle display
Lancer Barracks Parramatta 1000 - 1200
Parking available on site - barracks are 50 m from Parramatta Railway Station
Cost $10 per head - BOOK and PAY
Luncheon venue (at cost) Commercial Hotel, adjacent Lancer Barracks
CLICK HERE for more information on Lancer Barracks and Museum.
CLICK HERE for the location of Lancer Barracks.

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Tuesday 28 September 2021 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
Hyde Park South, Sydney
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Commander Andrew Hough RAN
Subject: The History of the Aegis Combat System

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Tuesday 26 October 2021 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
Hyde Park South, Sydney
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO CSC Ret'd
Subject: Rebuilding Australia's Maritime Fleet

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Tuesday 26 October 2021 (Start Time: 1400), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
Hyde Park South, Sydney
RUSI NSW AGM
To be held in the Auditorium after the lecture

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Tuesday 23 November 2021 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
Hyde Park South, Sydney
Seminar
Subject: Island Australia - Improving Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Region
Opening Address: Her Excellency The Hon Margaret Beazley AC, Governor of NSW
Speakers: Commander Australian Fleet; Commander Forces Command; Commander 2 DIV; CEO Thales Australia and; Vice Chancellor Newcastle University

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Tuesday 14 December 2021 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
Hyde Park South, Sydney
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Peter Hartcher, Political & International Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald
Subject: Sir Herman Black Lecture - The Year in Review

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Wednesday 15 December 2021 (Start Time: 1230)
Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Castlereagh Street, Sydney
RUSI of NSW Christmas Luncheon
Speaker: Brad Manera
Senior Historian, Anzac Memorial Sydney
Cost: TBA


 
Please use the button to your left to check out videos of the Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW's past presentations.

All Institute Educational Events attract
Continuing Professional Education Credits

Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW Lectures: One hour credit;
Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW Half Day Seminars: Four hours credit;
Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW All Day Seminars: Six hours credit.

To obtain a certificate for an educational event you attended please contact our office.


PO Box A778, SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235; Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park South, SYDNEY NSW; Telephone: +61 (0)2 8262 2922; Email:
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