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 27 April, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
RSV Annual General Meeting - Voting Members Only

Featuring Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC on “The Challenges Facing Us.” RSV members are asked to register their intention to attend the 2016 AGM, noting a quorum of 50 will be required. If you cannot attend, please nominate your proxy on the form provided here.

Thursday 11 May, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
The Challenges of a Changing World: Conservation & Park Management

Dr Mark Norman
Chief Conservation Scientist and Director of Environment and Science, Parks Victoria

Thursday 17 August, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Young Scientist Research Prizes - 2017 Competition

A big night of presentations on the latest work across a range of science fields from outstanding Victorian PhD candidates. Prize finalists will be announced in late June 2017.

Thursday 24 August, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Maximising Impact through Mathematics... and having fun too!

Professor Kate Smith-Miles
Director, Monash Academy for Cross & Interdisciplinary Mathematical Applications (MAXIMA)

Thursday 28 September, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
The Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for the Physical Sciences: Lecture & Presentation

The award winner will be announced in late July 2017, with details of their lecture to be posted at this time.

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
Sunday 30 April, 2017
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Science for Science Fiction: A Conference for Science Fiction Writers

A conference for new and established authors of science fiction: learn valuable writing techniques and draw inspiration from real science to hone your craft!
Featuring: Justin Ackroyd, Dr George Aranda, Dr Alan Duffy, Sophia Frentz, Stephen Higgins, George Ivanoff, Kat Klay, Sean McMullen, Dr Meg Mundell, Dr Kevin Orrman-Rossitor, Michael Pryor, Jane Routley and Dirk Strasser

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 27 April, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
RSV Annual General Meeting - Voting Members Only

Featuring Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC on “The Challenges Facing Us.” RSV members are asked to register their intention to attend the 2016 AGM, noting a quorum of 50 will be required. If you cannot attend, please nominate your proxy on the form provided here.

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.

Date/Time Event
Sunday 30 April, 2017
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Science for Science Fiction: A Conference for Science Fiction Writers

A conference for new and established authors of science fiction: learn valuable writing techniques and draw inspiration from real science to hone your craft!
Featuring: Justin Ackroyd, Dr George Aranda, Dr Alan Duffy, Sophia Frentz, Stephen Higgins, George Ivanoff, Kat Klay, Sean McMullen, Dr Meg Mundell, Dr Kevin Orrman-Rossitor, Michael Pryor, Jane Routley and Dirk Strasser