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 “ordinary meetings” represent our core lecture program, 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; the venue is the Society’s Ellery Theatre, upstairs at 8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne. We also convene ad-hoc events, forums and conferences each month with our partners, and occasionally host events at other locations around the state.

For a small cost, members and guests are invited to socialise and network over food and drink ahead of our lectures; tickets for both lectures and social components are available from each event’s page. The listings below provide details of all currently programmed events.

Statewide events convened under the Inspiring Victoria program, including National Science Week events, are generally listed on the related website maintained by the Society: inspiringvictoria.org.au .

**Please note that all events are being convened online during 2020 to accommodate COVID-19 conditions in Victoria. You can join RSV live streams and access earlier events from our video page.

Upcoming Lectures:

Date/Time Event
Thursday 24 June, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Coastal Resilience: How Landforms Cope with Changing Waves and Rising Seas

Associate Professor David Kennedy
Director, Office for Environmental Programs, The University of Melbourne

Thursday 8 July, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Decarbonising Energy: At the Tipping Point

Mr Simon Holmes à Court
Senior Adviser to the Climate and Energy College, Energy Transition Hub, the University of Melbourne

Thursday 19 August, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Young Scientist Research Prizes Competition: Presentations, Judging and Prize Ceremony

Earth Sciences:
Finalists to be advised

Biological (non-human) Sciences:
Finalists to be advised

Physical Sciences:
Finalists to be advised

Biomedical & Health Sciences:
Finalists to be advised

Thursday 23 September, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Foodprint Melbourne: Building the Resilience of Melbourne’s Food System

Dr Rachel Carey
Lecturer in Food Systems, The University of Melbourne

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
Wednesday 14 July, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
STEM and Society: A Hard-Won Theory - Tectonic Plates in Victoria

Mr Jerome Holleman
Head of Middle School, Northcote High School
Dr William Birch AM
Emeritus Curator (Geosciences), Museums Victoria
Professor Andy Gleadow
Professorial Fellow (Thermochronology), The University of Melbourne
Mr Alfons VandenBerg
Research Associate, Museums Victoria
Mr Clive Willman
Geologist & Film Maker

Upcoming Conferences & Symposia:

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

No Events

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 Training & Workshops:

The Royal Society hosts or collaborates to present training programs on a range of topics related to communicating or supporting scientific endeavour and scientific literacy.

No Events

Upcoming Members’ Only Events:

Members convene 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