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 many of our events are now presented in a hybrid format, with options for both in-person and webinar attendance. You can access our archive of events filmed earlier from our video page.

Upcoming Events:

Date/Time Event
Thursday 19 October, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Reimagining Humanity in the Age of Generative AI

Dr Muneera Bano
Senior Research Scientist, Data61, CSIRO

Thursday 26 October, 2023 - Friday 27 October, 2023
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The Future of Victoria's Native Forests - A Public Symposium

Scholars, policy makers and knowledge holders will address bushfire prevention, recovering threatened species, sustaining human health and wellbeing, and adapting to the regional impacts of climate change. We seek to understand how the end of logging operations will change the way native forests are managed, the challenges of future management, and the opportunities that this land-use change provides for regional prosperity.

Thursday 2 November, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Aiming Higher: Improving Science Education in Victorian Schools

Professor Amanda Berry
Professor of STEM Education and Associate Dean Research & Innovation, School of Education, RMIT University
Professor Jan van Driel
Professor of Science Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Melbourne
Ms Alexandra Abela
Assistant Principal & Head of Staff Development, Marian College Ararat
President, Science Teachers Association of Victoria
Dr Brendan Rigby
Director of Tech Schools and Performing Arts, Victorian Department of Education