Our social calendar offers a range of events and activities to suit the tastes and enjoyment of our diverse membership. Register for events using the booking links below or contact Suzie Ruse.


Financial Membership for 2018

CamSoc NSW 2018 Membership Fee is now due. Membership is only $45. This gives you lower cost to CamSoc NSW events and enables the Society to be professionally and efficiently administered. Thank you for your support.

Cost: $45pp
Due: Now!
Valid: Until 31 December 2018.

 


Thinking at Twilight, Wednesday 11 April 2018

Guest Speaker: Dr William Foster, The Joy of Insect Watching

Dr William Foster
Emeritus Curator of Insects, University Museum of Zoology
Fellow of Clare College

Venue: Union, Universities & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Dress: Jacket & tie or equivalent (sorry no exceptions)
Cost: 2018 CamSoc NSW financial members, $30; non-financial & guests $50pp.

Includes drinks & canapes.

 

Dr Foster will discuss some episodes from over 40 years experience of observing the ecology and behaviour of insects in the field: from ocean striders in the mangrove lagoons of the Galapagos to soldier aphids in the parks and gardens of Kuala Lumpur; from social beetles in the high canopy of the Bornean rainforest to digger wasps in the sandy heaths of deepest Surrey.  Find out about the little things that rule the world and what they can tell us about the evolution of group living and altruism.

William Foster has been a Fellow of Clare College since 1976. He was Director of Studies in Biological Sciences, Admissions Tutor, and Tutor for Widening Participation.  He is currently the Secretary of the Clare Association.  He has been a member of staff in the Department of Zoology since 1976, running research projects in the UK and Southeast Asia. He was also Curator of the Insect Collections in the University Museum of Zoology and Deputy Head of Department  (Teaching).


AGM and Thinking at Twilight, Thursday 31 May 2018

Guest Speaker: Chris Golis, talking on Practical Emotional Intelligence – The Key to Career Success

Biography: Chris Golis is a graduate of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex 1964) and the London Business School (71-73).  After successful careers in IT and venture capital where he was the director of some 30 private and public companies, Chris is now pursuing a third career as professional speaker and workshop leader on Practical Emotional Intelligence using the 7MTF technology.  He was the President of the Cambridge Society of NSW for seven years 2008-15.

Chris Golis will explain in this talk how by using Practical Emotional Intelligence:

  • Why he turned down a job offer from McKinseys in 1973 after being flown twice to New York for interviews?
  • How to change your industry career?
  • How to get your first book published by ordering $400 bottle of wine?
  • Why he refused to be a company director after retiring from VC in June 2007?

The AGM will start at 6pm and Thinking at Twilight at 6.30pm.

Venue: Union, Universities & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney
Time: 6.00pm AGM, then 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Dress: Jacket & tie or equivalent (sorry no exceptions)
Cost: 2018 CamSoc NSW financial members, $30; non-financial & guests $50pp.

Includes drinks & canapes.

 


Oxbridge Croquet Day, Sunday 8 April 2018

Croquet players and learners wanted!

Tuition and friendly play in the morning; an informal (and equally friendly!) tournament in the afternoon.

$15 per head, coffee tea and biscuits provided; BYO lunch etc.

Venue: Cammeray Croquet Club

Date: Sunday 8 April 2018

Please RSVP if you would like to attend or have questions: Please email or phone organiser Juan Roberson, Tel: 61 2 9954 3757, Mob: 0419 613 700