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 February, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fashionable Science: Wearables, Functional Textiles & Circular Fashion

Panellists: Dr Leah Heiss, Master of Design Futures: School of Design, RMIT University; Dr Nolene Byrne, Senior Lecturer: School of Engineering & Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University; Dr Rajesh Ramanathan, Senior Research Fellow: School of Science, RMIT University; Dr Lyndon Arnold, Research Fellow: School of Fashion & Textiles, RMIT University.

Wednesday 13 March, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Origins: How the Earth Made Us

Professor Lewis Dartnell
Professor of Science Communication, the University of Westminster

Thursday 14 March, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Future of Electronics: Beyond the End of Moore's Law

Panellists: Associate Professor Meera Parish, Associate Professor: School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University; Dr Carlos Kuhn, Postdoctoral Research Fellow: School of Science, Swinburne University; Rebecca Orrell-Trigg, PhD student: School of Engineering, RMIT University

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

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.

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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.

Date/Time Event
Saturday 16 March, 2019
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Campfires & Science: Wild DNA in Cambarville

Campfires and Science is a new and growing community of people who head outdoors, light a campfire, and share knowledge. Auspiced by the Royal Society of Victoria, we lead regular, free events in wild places to support scientific fieldwork and provide hands-on training in the research methods that help us to best protect the environment.

Thursday 21 March, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Discover the Eucalypts of the Brisbane Ranges

To celebrate National Eucalypt Day in 2019, the Royal Society of Victoria and Eucalypt Australia are offering a rare opportunity to explore the beautiful Brisbane Ranges National Park to the west of Melbourne with botanist, geologist and author of the iconic Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia, Leon Costermans.

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.

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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.

No Events