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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: RUSI-NSW Lectures are usually provided on the last Tuesday of the month. All Lunchtime Lectures are held at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts. SMSA Mitchell Theatre (Level 1) 280 Pitt Street Sydney. The lectures run from 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. an entry charge will be levied at the door of $10 for Members, $15 for Non-Members (new Requirement as of January 2014). Lectures are open to Members, their Guests and Visitors. Should members of the public wish to attend as unaccompanied Visitors, or for any other enquiries, please contact the Office Manager, Ms. Theo Fox on 9393-2325. Lectures at the Mechanics Institute 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.

AS OF Friday 30 June 2017

RUSI DSS NSW Membership renewals are due (CLICK HERE to renew online after 1 May 2017)

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Tuesday 26 June 2018 (Start Time: 1 pm), Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, City
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speakers: Major General Gus McLachlan AM
Subject: Following Beersheba: how do we define a 5th Generation Army?


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Tuesday 31 July 2018 (Start Time: 1 pm), Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, City
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speakers: Lieutenant Colonel Peter Sweeney RFD
Subject: Battle of Hamel 1918– the blueprint for future Allied offensives on the Western Front


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Friday 17 August 2018
RUSIDSS-NSW 130th Anniversary Luncheon
Boutique Hotel, Castlereagh Street, Sydney.


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Tuesday 28 August 2018 (Start Time: 1 pm), Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, City
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speakers: Mr Sam Roggeveen, Lowy Institute
Subject: North Korea and the Twilight of US Leadership in Asia

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Tuesday 25 September 2018 (Start Time: 1230 'till 1700), Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, City
SYMPOSIUM
Speakers: Various
Subject: Autonomous Lethal Weapon Systems

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Tuesday 30 October 2018 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium (TBC)
Hyde Park South, Sydney
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN
Subject: Protecting Australia's Trade Routes

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Tuesday 27 November 2018 (Start Time: 1230 'till 1700), Anzac Memorial Auditorium (TBC)
Hyde Park South, Sydney
MILITARY HISTORY SEMINAR
Speakers: Various
Subject: The Armistice and Aftermath of WW1

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Tuesday 27 November 2018 (Start Time: 1700 following the Seminar), Anzac Memorial Auditorium (TBC)
Hyde Park South, Sydney
INSTITUTE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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Friday 7 December 2018 (Start Time: 1230 'till 1500), Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereigh Street, Sydney
INSTITUTE CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

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Tuesday 11 December 2018 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium (TBC)
Hyde Park South, Sydney
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Paul Kelly, Editor at large for the Australian
Subject: Sir Herman Black Lecture - the Year in Review

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Tuesday 22 January 2019 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium (TBC)
Hyde Park South, Sydney
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Vince de Pietro, CEO Lockheed Martin Australia
Subject: Sir Herman Black Lecture - the Year in Review

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Tuesday 26 February 2019 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium (TBC)
Hyde Park South, Sydney
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Judge Michael Pembroke, Military Historian
Subject: The Tragedy on the Korean Peninsula

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Tuesday 26 March 2019 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium (TBC)
Hyde Park South, Sydney
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Dr Thomas Wlikins, Senior Research Fellow Japan Institute for International Affairs
Subject: Australia's Approach to Asia/Pacific Regionalism




Past News and Activities Please use the link to your left to check out reports of the RUSI of NSW's past activities.

RUSIDSS-A Contact details:
Peter McDermott, Company Secretary. Herbert (Mickey) Michaelis,  National Support Manager and Hon Treasurer.            Queries on website and membership: support@rusi.org.au

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