Membership of the Royal Society of Queensland is open to any person interested in the progress of science or in evidence-led inquiry more generally. It is an avenue through which individuals can share in the work of scientists and leaders and can expand their personal horizons. Membership enhances the legitimacy of the Society and tacitly supports the work it does to uphold traditions of scientific method.
In an era when leaders are prone to creating ‘alternative facts’, it is all the more important that scientists who understand how vital honest enquiry is to our society’s intellectual capacity and its well-being demonstrate their insight by joining like-minded supporters of science.
The Society offers:
- a generalist perspective on science, not limited to any one discipline or to the natural sciences;
- an ability to network across disciplines, between academics and practitioners, and between scientists and the public;
- a tradition grounded in the Enlightenment with its emphasis on rational enquiry uncompromised by superstition or politics;
- an ability to interpret scientific knowledge for a lay or policy audience by networking among experts and offering a platform;
- a bridge between science and policy by drawing upon the experience of senior associates who have had an extensive career in politics or public service;
- capacity to translate science independent of partisan or commercial interest or disciplinary insularity.
With the energising of the Research Fund from 5 June 2018, the Society can now offer support for scientific enquiry from a bright idea, through a research grant, networking, public seminars and conferences to publication for the international permanent record.
Membership of the Society offers two-way benefits – both individual and collective.
For the individual:
• A Newsletter to keep members up-to-date with what’s going on in the Society.
• Meetings attended by and addressed by eminent and practising scientists, presenting the latest developments in science and policy. Most of these are aimed at a general audience.
• Free or nominal-charge entry to Society symposia.
• A printed copy of the annual Proceedings.
• Access to one of the largest and oldest scientific libraries in the State, in association with the Queensland Museum.
Members join an interconnected network of scientists and naturalists reaching across all relevant disciplines.
Membership upholds more than 150 years of scientific endeavour. It supports the Society’s role as a point of contact for non-governmental science, including through the emerging Queensland Science Network, a collaboration of more than 20 knowledge-based societies. It allows the Society to hold a prominent conference approximately annually and to make representations to government. Most importantly, membership legitimises the Society’s activities and allows it to speak with confidence on behalf of Queensland scientists.
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The Society shall consist of Honorary Life Members and Ordinary Members.
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Information & Pricing
Membership to the Royal Society of Queensland costs:
$35 for 1 year
$65 for 2 years
$95 for 3 years
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Pay membership online using your card, with payments being handled by PayPal. You do not require an account with PayPal to submit a card payment.
Once your payment is processed you will be sent an email with information about your membership of the Royal Society of Queensland.
Renewal online available soon
At 7 June 2018, the online renewal facility is still being developed and software bugs ironed out. Instructions will be issued to all members before the end of June 2018. In the meantime, members are encouraged to renew by bank transfer, including a reference to their name.
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