Past Guest Speakers' Presentations

Presentations by our guest speakers, including visual material if available.

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  111k v. 1 Jun 12, 2019, 4:48 AM Sydney Probus
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Richard Collins retired at the end of 2008 after 40 years as a scientist in industry, government and academia. He spent 15 years as a research physicist with Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd and 3 years of graduate studies at New York University. For 20 years he was Professor of Applied Physics at University of Sydney, including 4 years as Head of the School of Physics. He received an Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University. He has chaired several Australian Government bodies including ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, the Energy Research and Development Corporation, and the National Standards Commission.  2324k v. 1 Jun 12, 2019, 7:33 PM Sydney Probus
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David was employed as a civilian by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) for 23 years, completing his last 18 years with the Agency managing his team in Operations at the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap in Alice Springs. He was trained in Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and has over 20 years experience in the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) community, evaluating the function, capabilities, performance, and vulnerability assessment of all types of radar-associated weapon systems such as Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs), ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles, and countermeasure techniques and tactics. He has 18 years experience with all aspects of satellite surveillance resources, assets, equipment, and recording techniques and over 20 years experience in the production and reporting of intelligence across the global Intelligence Community. His book details the intelligence collection mission at Pine Gap and the partnership between Australia and the United States that has made Pine Gap the most important satellite ground site in the Intelligence Community. David is the Technical & Creative Consultant for the Netflix and ABC television series, Pine Gap.  3564k v. 1 Jun 14, 2019, 5:03 AM Sydney Probus
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The New Democracy Foundation was established in the hope of reducing adversarial and short-term public decision-making. It is commissioned by local, state and federal governments and internationally, to consider those organisation’s hardest problems.The Foundation uses randomly selected citizen juries of about 50 people who are given 5 or 6 months to reach their recommendations. They then design, plan and oversight the delivery of a project for government on a turnkey basis. The Foundation is not a think-tank, is non-partisan and is not issues based. It is a registered charity and receives no direct public funding.Iain says “We don’t need better politicians we need a better system!”   748k v. 1 Jun 12, 2019, 7:46 PM Sydney Probus
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Professor Williams is an honorary professor at the ANU and an adjunct professor at Australian Defence Force Academy. He has a career background in the Australian Army Intelligence Corps and Defence Intelligence. Since leaving Defence in 2002 he has been running courses and Masters units on terrorism, counterterrorism and protective security in Australia and internationally.  4676k v. 1 Jun 14, 2019, 5:10 PM Sydney Probus
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Background information and Summary of Probus talk. More nformation on the next entry.  16k v. 1 Aug 21, 2012, 4:32 PM Sydney Probus
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People tell their stories, however big or small. Imagine your grandparents’ lives on film or CD or your own story in a beautiful book for your children.  Aug 6, 2012, 10:20 PM Sydney Probus
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Andrew Tink was Educated at Sydney Grammar School and the Australian National University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. He practiced as a barrister in Sydney, before being elected to the NSW Parliament in 1988.  25k v. 1 Jul 29, 2014, 4:05 PM Sydney Probus
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Great stuff: Go to www.aviationwriter.org . for Memories. This collection of aviation related photographs and stories from travel all over the world and involvement with the Australian Warbirds Association, Australian Aviation Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, Commemorative Air Force (CAF) USA, Australian Spitfire Association, Imperial War Museum Duxford, The Fighter Collection Duxford and Fantasy of Flight Florida, goes back over many years. This collection of aviation related photographs and stories from travel all over the world and involvement with the Australian Warbirds Association, Australian Aviation Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, Commemorative Air Force (CAF) USA, Australian Spitfire Association, Imperial War Museum Duxford, The Fighter Collection Duxford and Fantasy of Flight Florida, goes back over many years. *Click on the photos below for the full story behind each one   Mar 2, 2016, 11:42 PM Sydney Probus
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  22k v. 1 Jul 1, 2012, 11:17 PM Sydney Probus
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A Probus Club in Arras, Northern France, invited one of our members, Russell Stewart, to attend one of their monthly luncheons.  91k v. 1 Nov 15, 2014, 1:44 AM Sydney Probus
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiaJ3_WhuJ0 . Copy and paste this link into your browser address bar. This video highlights how the Australian Army is modernising.  Oct 10, 2016, 7:20 PM Sydney Probus
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  Jul 31, 2017, 9:39 PM Sydney Probus
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There is a 2011 "Heroes of Bletchley Park" 2011 BBC program, very interesting. Look at http://youtu.be/JF48sl15OCg (copy this into the Address Bar in your browser).  268k v. 1 May 1, 2014, 6:59 PM Sydney Probus
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  85k v. 1 Jul 1, 2012, 11:22 PM Sydney Probus
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This is a summary of the social visit to the Brain & Mind Centre, at the University of Sydney.  May 23, 2017, 10:24 PM Sydney Probus
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  Apr 19, 2018, 9:57 PM Sydney Probus
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Photo Album that goes with Carolyn Lowry's talk  Jul 5, 2012, 6:42 PM Sydney Probus
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More information from Daniel: You will need to copy each of these links and paste singly into the address bar of your browser. http://bit.ly/1ovWhXb www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes www.bom.gov.au/tsunami http://www.aees.org.au   Feb 14, 2014, 1:38 PM Sydney Probus
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Graeme is considered a world authority on Russia and Putin.  17k v. 1 Jan 26, 2014, 7:17 PM Sydney Probus
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Doctor James Noll – “The Middle East and Islam.” James is Head of Radiology Blacktown and Mt.Druitt Hospitals. He was born in France of a French father and Armenian mother. James was part of the United Nations Mission to Lebanon in 1983- 85. He is fluent in 5 languages.   326k v. 1 May 4, 2014, 3:57 PM Sydney Probus
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Further reading references about Cockatoo Dockyard: Jeremy, John (2005), Cockatoo Island, Sydney’s Historic Dockyard, UNSW Press, Sydney Jeremy, John (2013), The Island Shipyard, Shipbuilding at Cockatoo Island 1970 to 1987, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney Jeremy, John (2013), Keeping the Ships at Sea, Ship Repair at Cockatoo Island 1857 to 1991, Sydney harbour Federation Trust, Sydney The first is nearly out of print but is available still on Cockatoo Island. The best sources for the other two are Cockatoo Island, the ANMM Bookshop or the Trust directly.   194k v. 1 Apr 24, 2015, 6:30 PM Sydney Probus
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  142k v. 1 Dec 8, 2017, 4:37 PM Sydney Probus
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We will look at three, one minute case studies to highlight Heroin, Cocaine and Leverage. Then I want to delve into two financial debacles that happened right here in Australia in our lifetimes – HOOKERS and INDUSTRIAL ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION (IAC). Next we will take a few moments glancing back 3 to 400 years and see that the carnage of leverage is not something that first raised its head in our times. Having done that we will be in a position to understand an examination of the GFC in a new light.   70k v. 2 Mar 6, 2014, 6:06 PM Sydney Probus
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David Blair, on the creation of the Macquarie Dictionary – Where is English Going? David studied English and Linguistics at Sydney University and obtained his Masters with the thesis “Early Australian Pronunciation”. His career includes Biblical Studies, The Fisher Library and New South Wales High Schools before taking on research at Macquarie University. David is on the Editorial Board of the Macquarie Dictionary. He is editor of the Pocket Macquarie and Macquarie Junior Dictionaries. He has for many years advised the ABC on usage and pronunciation of English and is a member of the ABC Standing Committee on Spoken English. He has authored several standard texts on linguistics and recently edited a book on the Current State of Australian English.   18k v. 1 Jul 29, 2013, 11:54 PM Sydney Probus
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The economic trends from around the world, the recent companies reporting season, where future returns will come from and should we consider yield or growth or both, for our investment choices. Martin can give members a hard copy of his presentation, either email martin.lakos@macquarie.com or call him on 02 8232 3893.  16k v. 1 Nov 18, 2013, 3:18 PM Sydney Probus
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BA, LLB, Hon DLaws W’gong, FAAL, Hon FACBS; Former Barrister; former President of the International Association of Prosecutors; inaugural Co-Chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association; Adjunct Professor of Law and Visiting Professorial Fellow; member of Australian Drug Law Reform Initiative (ADLaRI), UNSW; Chair, White Ribbon Australia  60k v. 1 Dec 4, 2017, 11:11 PM Sydney Probus
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DRUG LAW REFORM:--- WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?--- HOW DID WE GET HERE?--- WHAT HAS THAT DONE?--- WHAT SHOULD WE DO?  23k v. 1 Dec 4, 2017, 11:14 PM Sydney Probus
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Here are the visuals used in the talk,  Feb 2, 2016, 3:51 PM Sydney Probus
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This is a Synopsis of the main presentation talk also available in Past Guest Speakers  19k v. 1 Feb 2, 2016, 3:50 PM Sydney Probus
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This is a talk given by Dr Brett Summerell, Deputy Executive Director, Science and Conservation, Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands, during the Club's visit to the RBG on 11th April 2017  Apr 18, 2017, 3:24 PM Sydney Probus
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Dr Shari Forbes, Professor and ARC Future Fellow, Centre of Forensic Science, School of Chemistry and Science, University of Technology, Sydney speaking on – “The World of Forensic Science.”  1382k v. 1 Oct 7, 2014, 11:58 PM Sydney Probus
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Professor Shari Forbes Professor, School of Chemistry and Forensic Science Core Member, Forensic Science Research Strength BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry and Forensic Science, PhD Science Email: Shari.Forbes@uts.edu.au Phone: +61 2 9514 1717   451k v. 1 Oct 8, 2014, 12:07 AM Sydney Probus
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The Australian Wildlife Conservancy is a non-political, non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of Australia’s wildlife and its habitats. AUSTRALIA ALREADY HAS THE WORST MAMMAL EXTINCTION RECORD IN THE WORLD. Shauna is Development Executive with the AWC and before that she was the Director of IQPC, a global conference organisation where she gained 10 valuable years commercial experience. In an earlier existence Shauna was a litigation lawyer with a well established Sydney Law Firm.   406k v. 1 Oct 5, 2012, 3:55 AM Sydney Probus
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Photos to go with Susan Prescott's talk  Jul 17, 2012, 12:23 AM Sydney Probus
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Brief video on Bitcoins:Copy into your address bar: http://youtu.be/5LMS0PIzGh8   14k v. 1 May 6, 2015, 3:26 PM Sydney Probus
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Professor Michael Gracey AO MD PhD FRACP FAAPFoundation Professor of Aboriginal Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western AustraliaFormer President, International Paediatric Association, Geneva......... health Australia indigenous health mortality life expectancy chronic diseases diabetes  47k v. 1 Oct 10, 2015, 11:35 PM Sydney Probus