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
Tuesday 21 May, 2019
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Victoria's Regional Forest Agreements: The Productivity of Forest Ecosystems

Dr Bill Jackson, Environmental Consultant, Formerly Chief Executive of Parks Victoria & Director of National Parks for the State of Victoria
Mr Braden Jenkin, Institute of Foresters of Australia, Australian Forest Growers
Dr Thomas Fairman, Forest Regulation Policy Officer, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Professor Patrick Baker, Professor of Silviculture & Forest Ecology, The University of Melbourne

Thursday 23 May, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Are Bees Smart Pollinators? You can count on it!

Associate Professor Adrian Dyer
Vision Scientist, School of Media & Communication, RMIT University

Thursday 6 June, 2019
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Road Safety Vision Zero: the Science and the Technology

Dr Johan Strandroth
Safe System Lead, Safe System Road Infrastructure Program, VicRoads & TAC,
Project Director, Road Safety Strategy, Department of Transport
MC: Mr Kenn Beer, Principal Engineer, Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd
Panellists:
Dr Marilyn Johnson, Senior Research Fellow, Monash University
Mr David Shelton, Principal Consultant, Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd
Dr Max Lay, Former Director, ConnectEast, VicRoads and Australian Road Research Board
Ms Samantha Cockfield, Senior Manager, Road Safety, Traffic Accident Commission

Friday 7 June, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Communicating Science in a Post-Normal World

Speaker: Professor Mike S. Schäfer
Professor of Science Communication, Department of Communications & Media Research
Director, Center for Higher Education and Science Studies (CHESS)
University of Zurich

Panellists:
Professor David Karoly, Leader, Earth Systems & Climate Change Hub, National Environmental Science Program, CSIRO
Dr Linden Ashcroft, Lecturer in Climate Science & Science Communication, School of Earth Science, The University of Melbourne

Thursday 13 June, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Edible Nature Strips & Subsidised Worm Farms: Solutions for People & Planet

Liza Barbour
Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Monash University

Thursday 25 July, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Social Work: Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction

Professor Elizabeth A. Croft
Dean of Engineering, Monash 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.

Date/Time Event
Tuesday 21 May, 2019
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Victoria's Regional Forest Agreements: The Productivity of Forest Ecosystems

Dr Bill Jackson, Environmental Consultant, Formerly Chief Executive of Parks Victoria & Director of National Parks for the State of Victoria
Mr Braden Jenkin, Institute of Foresters of Australia, Australian Forest Growers
Dr Thomas Fairman, Forest Regulation Policy Officer, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Professor Patrick Baker, Professor of Silviculture & Forest Ecology, The University of Melbourne

Tuesday 21 May, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Campfires & Science: Future Forests

Join us in Lilydale for a unique ‘Campfires and Science’ event where we will hear from experts in the area of forest management, and help us inform our response to government proposals for new Regional Forest Agreements in Victoria. You can also learn about the work ‘Science for All’ has been doing to understand biodiversity in the region, and learn how you can get involved! We’ll also be covering the principles of ‘critical appraisal skills’ for those who want to learn how to take part in the process of creating peer reviewed science.

Friday 24 May, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Climate Change in the Classroom: Teachers' Professional Development Workshop

A teachers’ professional development workshop facilitated by the Monash University Faculty of Science, in partnership with the International Science Council and the Royal Society of Victoria.

Thursday 6 June, 2019
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Road Safety Vision Zero: the Science and the Technology

Dr Johan Strandroth
Safe System Lead, Safe System Road Infrastructure Program, VicRoads & TAC,
Project Director, Road Safety Strategy, Department of Transport
MC: Mr Kenn Beer, Principal Engineer, Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd
Panellists:
Dr Marilyn Johnson, Senior Research Fellow, Monash University
Mr David Shelton, Principal Consultant, Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd
Dr Max Lay, Former Director, ConnectEast, VicRoads and Australian Road Research Board
Ms Samantha Cockfield, Senior Manager, Road Safety, Traffic Accident Commission

Friday 7 June, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Communicating Science in a Post-Normal World

Speaker: Professor Mike S. Schäfer
Professor of Science Communication, Department of Communications & Media Research
Director, Center for Higher Education and Science Studies (CHESS)
University of Zurich

Panellists:
Professor David Karoly, Leader, Earth Systems & Climate Change Hub, National Environmental Science Program, CSIRO
Dr Linden Ashcroft, Lecturer in Climate Science & Science Communication, School of Earth Science, The University of Melbourne

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.

No Events

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.

No Events

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