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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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Friday 15 August 2017
Victory in the Pacific Day

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Friday 25 August 2017
RUSIDSS 129th Anniversary Luncheon
Adam Room, Castlereigh Botique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
1230 for 1300h
$75.00 per head, call the office or CLICK HERE to book (Papal or credit card surcharge applies).


Lunchtime Lecture__________________________________
Tuesday 29 August 2017 (Start Time: 1 pm), Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, City
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Dr Adam Lockyer, Macquarie University
Subject: Australian Defence Strategy

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Wednesday 6 September 2017
Battle for Australia 75th Anniversary Commemoration
CLICK HERE to follow commemorations

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Tuesday 26 September 2017 (Start Time: 1 pm), Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, City
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Alan Smith
Subject: The Battle of Beersheba

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Tuesday 26 September 2017
Institute for Defence and Securities Studies NSW, AGM
1530 - 1700 Following lunchtime lecture

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Tuesday 31 October 2017 (Start Time: 1 pm), Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, City
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: Ms Jacinta Carroll, ASPI
Subject: Counter Terrorism in Australia

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Saturday 11 November 2017
Remembrance Day

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Friday 24 November 2017 (Start Time: 1 pm), Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, City
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: General Stanley McCrystal, US Army (Ret’d)
Subject: To be advised

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Wendnesday 6 December 2017
Christmas Luncheon
Adams Room, Masonic Club

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Tuesday 11 December 2017 (Start Time: 1 pm), Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, City
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: To be advised
Subject: Sir Hermann Black Lecture: The year in review

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Tuesday 27 February 2018 (Start Time: 1 pm), Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Theatre
Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, City
LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Speaker: To be advised (an ABF representative)
Subject: The Australian Border Force

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

Contact details:
Peter McDermott,             Company Secretary RUSIDSS-A.

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