Upcoming Events

Talks, Tours, Lectures, Conferences & Symposia

The Royal Society of Victoria offers a rich program of events concerned with science in Victoria and its place in our society. Our lectures are generally provided on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. The lectures are low cost and open to the public, free to our members. Evening lectures generally start at 7:00pm and lunchtime lectures at 12:00pm. The venue is the Society’s Ellery Theatre, upstairs at 8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne. The lecture series represents the “ordinary meetings” of the Royal Society of Victoria.

For a small cost, members and guests are also invited to socialise and network over food and drink; tickets for both lectures and social components are available from each event’s page. Details are provided below under each heading.

Upcoming Lectures:

Date/Time Event
Thursday 28 March, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Marvels of Medicinal Plants

Dr Tien Huynh
Senior Lecturer: BioSciences, School of Science, RMIT University

Thursday 11 April, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Moneyball 2.0: Analytics and Technologies Improving High-Performance Sports

Associate Professor Sam Robertson, Head of Research & Innovation: Victoria University and Western Bulldogs; Professor Damian Farrow, Professor of Skill Acquisition: Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, Victoria University

Thursday 9 May, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gamble, Drink, Consume, Repeat: Why we need BrainPark

Professor Murat Yücel
David Winston Turner Chair in Addiction and Mental Health, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

Wednesday 15 May, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Science Gossip: Woodland Rumours & Thinking Trees

Wander the heritage rooms of the Royal Society of Victoria, discovering new ideas, hypotheses, and research findings presented through 19th century salon-style discussions, exhibits and performances. Featuring Dr Monica Gagliano, Ms Anna Madeleine, Ms Vicki Hallett, Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher and Adjunct Professor Freya Mathews.

Upcoming Collaborative Events:

The Royal Society of Victoria provides a platform to partners and friends to present opportunities for collaboration in the research sector, the science education and promotion network, the science communication and writing community, or to promote participation, diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.

Date/Time Event
Thursday 28 March, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
STEM Careers in Industry - Victoria

An expert panel of STEM professionals in industry will discuss transferable skills, implicit skills (also called ‘soft’ skills), the value of a professional network, potential jobs of the future and their top tips for career success. Think outside the square and dream big about future careers!

Wednesday 3 April, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ockham's Razor: LIVE from the Royal Society of Victoria

ABC Science returns to the Royal Society for a special podcast recording event. Ockham’s Razor is the ABC’s soapbox for all things scientific: stories, insights, arguments or tributes – anything that can grip an audience by the ears for 10 straight minutes.

Upcoming Field Trips & Tours:

RSV members visit facilities and locations concerned with the application of science in research and industry, including sites of ecological, historical and geological significance throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria.

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Upcoming Members’ Discussion Groups & Briefings:

Members convene regularly to refine the Society’s strategic focus, discuss issues and concepts in science, or to seek opportunities to develop and explore the science world.

Date/Time Event
Thursday 9 May, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Annual General Meeting of the Royal Society of Victoria

The Annual General Meeting for the Royal Society of Victoria’s 2018 Financial Year. Voting members only please.

Upcoming Conferences & Symposia:

The Royal Society hosts conferences and symposia every year on a range of topics across the disciplines, and also on cultural themes concerned with science; current details are available below.

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