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 lectures are 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 and lunchtime lectures at 12:00pm. The venue is the Society’s Ellery Theatre, upstairs at 8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne. The lecture series represents the “ordinary meetings” of the Royal Society of Victoria.

For a small cost, members and guests are also invited to socialise and network over food and drink; tickets for both lectures and social components are available from each event’s page. Details are provided below under each heading.

Upcoming Lectures:

Date/Time Event
Thursday 26 April, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Fighting Superbugs: Biomimetic Nanostructures

Professor Elena Ivanova
Professor of Nanobiotechnology, School of Science, Engineering & Health, RMIT University

Thursday 10 May, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Why is Australia the Food Allergy Capital of the World?

Professor Katie Allen
Director, Australian Centre of Food & Allergy Research

Tuesday 15 May, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Australian Indigenous Astronomy: 65,000 Years of Science

Dr Duane Hamacher and Ms Krystal de Napoli
Monash University Indigenous Studies Centre
Launch of the Monash STEM Network @ Clayton Campus, Monash University

Thursday 24 May, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Testosterone Rex: Death of a Legend?

Professor Cordelia Fine
School of Historical & Philosophical Studies, 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
Tuesday 15 May, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Australian Indigenous Astronomy: 65,000 Years of Science

Dr Duane Hamacher and Ms Krystal de Napoli
Monash University Indigenous Studies Centre
Launch of the Monash STEM Network @ Clayton Campus, Monash University

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 Members’ Discussion Groups & Briefings:

Members convene regularly 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 26 April, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
RSV Annual General Meeting - 26 April, 2018

Full RSV members (ie. with voting rights) are asked to register their intention to attend the 2017 AGM, noting a quorum of 50 will be required. If you cannot attend, please nominate your proxy.

Upcoming Conferences & Symposia:

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

No Events