Talks, Tours, Lectures, Conferences & Symposia

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The Royal Society of Victoria offers a rich program of events concerned with science in Victoria and its place in our society. Details are provided below under each heading.

Upcoming Lectures:

The Royal Society offers lectures on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.  The lectures are free and open to the public. Evening lectures 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 invited to socialise and network over food and drink; tickets for both the lecture and networking event are available from each event’s website, below.

Date/Time Event
Thursday 21 September, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Predator-Prey Systems: the Wolves in Yellowstone

Professor Mark Boyce
Professor of Ecology, University of Alberta

Thursday 28 September, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Playing with Light: Dynamic Soft-Tissue X-Ray Imaging at the Synchrotron

Dr Kaye Morgan
VESKI Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Monash University
Chair of Biomedical Physics, Technische Universität München, Germany

Thursday 12 October, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Neural Interfaces: a New World of Brain Augmentation

Dr Thomas Oxley
Founding CEO, Synchron
Director of Innovation Strategy, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City
Head of Vascular Bionics Laboratory, The University of Melbourne

Thursday 26 October, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Understanding Persistence & Adaptation of Wildlife in the Genomic Age

Professor Paul Sunnucks
Leader of Persistence & Adaptation Research Team, School of Biological Sciences, 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 26 September, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Science Postgraduate Studies and Beyond - What's Ahead?

A special event for undergraduate RSV members and members of the Young Scientists of Australia (Melbourne Chapter), featuring Dr Catherine de Burgh-Day, Viktor Perunicic and Nicole Lake.

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
Tuesday 26 September, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Science Postgraduate Studies and Beyond - What's Ahead?

A special event for undergraduate RSV members and members of the Young Scientists of Australia (Melbourne Chapter), featuring Dr Catherine de Burgh-Day, Viktor Perunicic and Nicole Lake.

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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