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 The RUSI NSW Office in the Anzac Memorial re-opened 11 October 2021.     The Ursula Davidson Library is scheduled to re-open to RUSI NSW members and to members of the public who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption on Monday 25 October 2021. 

 
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 26 October 2021 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
(A requirement to be fully vaccinated will apply as required by the NSW Government. Do book, places will be limited. Presentation will not be available online.)
Hyde Park South, Sydney
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Commander Andrew Hough RAN
Subject: The History of the Aegis Combat System

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RUSI NSW AGM
The RUSI NSW AGM planned for 26 October 2021 will be held later in the year due to COVID restrictions. The RUSI NSW Board is planning to hold a face-to-face meeting in December 2021. Members will be advised of the date as soon as is possible.

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Tuesday 23 November 2021 (1200-1700), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
Hyde Park South, Sydney
SEMINAR
Subject: Island Australia - Improving Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Region
Opening Address given by Our RUSI NSW Patron the Governor Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC via a virtual presentation.
The topics and speakers will include:
The Contribution of RAN to Improving Resilience
by Commander Australian Fleet: RADM Mark Hammond AM RAN
Contribution of Forces Command to Improving Resilience
by Commander Forces Command: MAJGEN Matt Pearce AM
Contribution of RAAF to Improving Resilience
by Air Commander Australia: AVM Joe Iervasi AM CSC
Contribution of ADF to Civil Resilience
by Commander 2nd Division: MAJGEN David Thomae AM
NSW Defence Industry Strategy and Resilience
by NSW Defence Advocate: AVM Kym Osley AM CSC (Ret'd)
Contribution of NSW Based Industry to Improving Resilience
by Chief Executive Officer of Thales Australia and New Zealand: Mr Chris Jenkins
Contribution of Universities and Research in Improving Resilience
by Vice Chancellor of University of Newcastle (and previous Chief Defence Scientist): Prof Alex Zelinsky AO.
Details will be provided shortly on the seminar program and how you can register to attend this interesting seminar.
It is likely that you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID to be able to attend the Anzac Memorial.

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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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