The Royal Society of Queensland is the oldest scientific institution in Queensland. It is successor to the Philosophical Society of Queensland, founded in 1859, the year when Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony. It issued the first of its annual Proceedings in 1884 and was granted royal patronage in 1885.
The Governor of Queensland Her Excellency Penelope Wensley AC is currently the Patron of the Society.
The Society seeks to increase awareness of natural sciences in Queensland. It encourages original research and policy formulation relevant to the natural sciences and publication of the findings. The Society provides a means for both scientists and lay people to involve themselves in the progress of science.
The Society advocates on behalf of science and scientists, but is independent of governments, corporations and the environmental movement. It is decidedly non-partisan and does not conduct commercially-sponsored research.
Visit our News & Events page for details of forthcoming meetings and the Society's work program.
Visit our Society Publications page for reports and papers published by the Society.
Visit our Science Library page for documents and other resources compiled by others.
Visit the Membership page for more details.
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