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 Events:

Date/Time Event
Thursday 26 May, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2021 Annual General Meeting

Full RSV members (ie. with voting rights) are asked to register to attend the 2021 Annual General Meeting, noting a quorum of 50 will be required.

Monday 30 May, 2022
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Science Communication Workshop: The Science of Language

Join the Let’s Torque team for a workshop on the vital verbal and non-verbal aspects of science communication!

Saturday 4 June, 2022
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
RSV Members' Forum: Biodiversity Conservation and Recovery

This forum will feature deliberative components to help our team develop a draft position paper for the Royal Society of Victoria, with recommendations for further work across the industry, government, academic and community sectors and developing effective investment strategies to help Victorians meet the goals of Biodiversity 2037.

Ms Fern Hames FRSV, Director, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)
Mr Damein Bell FRSV, Atlantic Fellow and previously CEO, Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation
Ms Judith Downes FRSV, Chair, Bank Australia
Professor Brendan Wintle FRSV, Conservation Ecologist and previously Director, Threatened Species Recovery Hub

Sunday 5 June, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
STEM & Society: Biodiversity Conservation & Recovery

This World Environment Day, join leaders from across four sectors of the Victorian community – government, industry, community and academia – who will provide their perspectives on protecting and recovering Victoria’s biodiversity.

Saturday 11 June, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wild Restoration - Organ Pipes National Park

Come and learn how to get involved in restoring native habitat and recovering our local species while learning valuable citizen science skills at Organ Pipes National Park!

Thursday 23 June, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Australian Caves: Diversity, Wonder and Risk

Professor John Webb
Professor of Environmental Geoscience, La Trobe University

Thursday 7 July, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Creating a World Leading Manufacturing Sector in Victoria

Professor Bronwyn Fox
Chief Scientist, CSIRO
Panellists: Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria’s Chief Scientist and Mr Rob Gell AM, President of the Royal Society of Victoria