Bittersweet News

The Society’s Patron, His Excellency the Governor of Queensland, invested two new Honorary Life Members at an official reception at Government House on Thursday, 13 June 2019. Dr Ben Lawson, former Secretary and Treasurer, and Ms Cate Melzer, Council member […]

Rangelands Policy Dialogue

A two-day discussion with a difference. See the Dialogue webpage for the program and briefing papers. The event is now oversubscribed.

Queensland Science Network launched

The Queensland Science Network was launched  by His Excellency the Governor of Queensland the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC at a reception at Government House on Thursday 13 June. Some 50 guests representing the societies who have joined the network […]


“Australia has a long and inglorious record of establishment by governments of valuable, valued and successful science-based initiatives … that address issues of major continuing importance, only to later abolish them. The results are loss of focus, loss of group […]

In the wake of the first Australians – Bamboo raft from Timor to Australia

The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland in collaboration with the Society is hosting re-enactment archaeologist Glenn Marshall on his forthcoming bamboo raft expedition from Timor to Australia on Thursday 27th June, 7.30pm at the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, 28 […]

Vale Professor Trevor Clifford – A scholar and a gentleman

The world of science lost a great scientist and a true gentleman in the passing of Harold Trevor (Trevor) Clifford PhD DSc FLS FAIBiol OAM, on Saturday 4 May 2019 after a rapid and steep decline in his health. Professor […]

Rangelands Policy Dialogue

An exciting event of a different kind is scheduled for 1, 2 July 2019 in Brisbane. A consultative workshop will be hosted by the Society in collaboration with AgForce (representing broadacre rural industry) and NRM Regions Queensland (representing the 12 […]

Calls for papers and student abstracts

The Society invites authors, including students, to submit manuscripts or dissertation abstracts for any of three forthcoming issues of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland: General science – standard annual issue, manuscript deadline 1 July 2019; deadline for […]

Origins science – Can science really discover the origin of the universe?

Aerospace engineer Phil Andrews is examining whether science possesses tools of inquiry adequate to explore all conceivable explanations of the origin of the universe. Given that it is normal practice to apply ‘Methodological Naturalism’ to ‘Origins Science’, scientists must suppress […]

Leaving a legacy through philanthropy

If anything has become plain through public debate in 2018 and 2019, it has been that it is not sufficient for scientists to publish their knowledge of natural systems in scientific forums. It is also necessary to present that knowledge […]