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 13 May, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Why the World Needs Ecologists

Professor Brendan Wintle
Director, Threatened Species Recovery Hub

Thursday 27 May, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location, Location, Location: Immune Protection by Tissue-Resident T-Cells

Professor Laura Mackay
Laboratory Head, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity

Thursday 24 June, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 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

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 20 May, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Next-Gen Spatial Tech for Forest Management

Professor Nicholas Coops
Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing
Head pro tem, Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia

Professor Allison Kealy
Acting Chief Research Officer & Research Program Director
Advanced Satellite Systems, Sensors and Intelligence SmartSat CRC
Professor, Geospatial Science, RMIT University

Mr Rob Gell AM
Director, Attentis Systems Pty Ltd
Director, ReThink Sustainability Pty Ltd

President, The Royal Society of Victoria


Dr Peter Woodgate
Chair, SmartSat CRC

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.

Date/Time Event
Thursday 13 May, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2020 Annual General Meeting

Full RSV members (ie. with voting rights) are asked to register to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting, noting a quorum of 50 will be required.