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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 […]

World Science Festival

Crowds of people visited the Society’s stall at the World Science Festival celebration at Southbank on 23 and 24 March 219. Practical demonstrations of gravity, the solar system and a cyclone attracted children while adults took advantage of the “Ask […]

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 […]

Proceedings 123 published

The 2018 edition of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland has now been published. Thanks to Dr Barry Pollock, recently retired Honorary Editor for sterling work in producing his fourth edition; and thanks to the authors and reviewers […]

Health in Remote and Indigenous Communities

The third limb of the Society’s project to identify the preconditions of human health has been focusing on health in remote and Indigenous communities. How do biophysical factors such as nutrition, exercise and childhood exposure to toxins interact with sociological […]

Essentialistic pluralism in taxonomy – Draft article for critical review

“We argue for a refocusing of the species debate on criteria rather than concept, thereby highlighting the real with the context of the hypothetical nature of species”, writes Member Stephen Maxwell and co-authors. Their draft paper is available for critical […]

Ray Specht – 70 years of curiosity

From Arnhem Land Expedition 1948 to 2018 – A life’s work With editorial assistance from member Dr David Doley, Life Member Prof Ray Specht has compiled Ray Specht – A Retrospective including a bibliography of some of his published work […]

Inaugural grants from Research Fund announced

At the Society’s AGM on 29 November 2018, the winners of the inaugural awards from the Research Fund were announced by Emeritus Prof. Calvin Rose AM, Life Member: Alex Jiang, University of Queensland, for an investigation of koala-cattle interactions. Chapa […]

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 […]

Work experience available

Students and others seeking voluntary pre-career experience are invited to contact the Society on rsocqld@gmail.com. Opportunities are potentially available in: website management marketing and public relations scientific inquiry beyond the laboratory bridging science and policy submission-writing journalism writing educational materials […]