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 are generally listed on the related website maintained by the Society: inspiringvictoria.org.au

Upcoming Lectures:

Date/Time Event
Thursday 16 April, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Breaking the Barrier with Antimicrobial Peptides - Online Event

Emeritus Professor Frances Separovic AO
Biophysical Chemist, Bio21 Institute

Thursday 30 April, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
From Wolfe Creek to Tunguska: Meteorites in Cultural Traditions - Online Event

Associate Professor Duane Hamacher
Cultural Astronomer, School of Physics, 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
Thursday 9 April, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
**Cancelled** Ockham's Razor: LIVE from the Royal Society of Victoria

**Please be advised this event has been cancelled to minimise transmission of COVID-19 and undue pressure on the Victorian health system.** ABC Science returns to the Royal Society of Victoria for a special podcast recording event. Ockham’s Razor is the ABC’s soapbox for all things scientific: stories, insights, arguments or tributes – anything that can grip an audience by the ears for 10 straight minutes.

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 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.

Date/Time Event
Wednesday 29 April, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
**CANCELLED** Media and Communication Training for Scientists

**Please be advised this event has been cancelled to minimise transmission of COVID-19 and undue pressure on the Victorian health system.** The RSV continues to partner with Science in Public to deliver their flagship media training program to scientists in Victoria. Meet local journalists and learn how to ensure your research is reported accurately. Practice being interviewed on tape and in front of camera by real journalists. Find out how the media works and how you can make it work for you. Gain confidence in talking about your research so that it has impact with media, government, industry and other stakeholders.

Thursday 30 April, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
**CANCELLED** STEMM Fundraising Success is not Accidental

**Please be advised this event has been cancelled to minimise transmission of COVID-19 and undue pressure on the Victorian health system.** Successful fundraising requires strategy and a detailed action plan to succeed. In this very interactive workshop, RSV President & CEO of Possibility Australia, David Zerman will share secrets that have enabled him to lead and work with teams that have raised and disbursed more than $220 Million over the past 30 years.

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.

Date/Time Event
Thursday 14 May, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Annual General Meeting of the Royal Society of Victoria

The Annual General Meeting for the Royal Society of Victoria’s 2019 Financial Year. Voting members only please. This meeting will be held online as a Zoom conference.

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.

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