Members’ Briefing & Forum: the Future of the Royal Society of Victoria

All fully subscribed RSV members (including student members) are asked to attend this special briefing and discussion forum to address the future of the Society.

As canvassed at the Annual General Meeting held on 26 April, while we are making fantastic progress towards the goals articulated in our Strategy, Concord & Progress, the Society’s ambitions significantly outweigh its capacities. Thanks to the generous legacy of earlier members such as Dr Phillip Law, we have a small resource base to underwrite our activities for the medium term; however, our ability to serve the Victorian community and sustain our concern with science engagement and literacy beyond the next decade is contingent on securing a significantly higher revenue stream.

The RSV Executive Committee and Council have been working with partners over the past three years to develop a proposal to substantially improve the Society’s capacities for impact in Victorian communities, as well as securing much-needed structural work, refurbishments and refitting of our lovely old building, which turns 160 next year.

Following this forum, we will be meeting again to deliberate on the plan at a Special General Meeting to be held on the evening of Thursday, 24th May (two weeks later). It would be terrific if you could make it to both forums.

RSV members only please. Your subscription to membership of the Society must be current (financial members only). Please register below to attend the briefing – there is a function and lecture to follow from 6, featuring the charismatic Professor Katie Allen on the topic of “Why is Australia the Food Allergy Capital of the World?” We would be delighted if you can make a whole evening of it, and register to attend the function and lecture as well!