Royal Society of Queensland
|Predecessor||Queensland Philosophical Society|
|Purpose||'Progressing the natural sciences in Queensland'|
|Headquarters||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
The Royal Society of Queensland was formed in Queensland, Australia in 1884 from the Queensland Philosophical Society, Queensland's oldest scientific institution, with royal patronage granted in 1885.
The aim of the Society is "Progressing the natural sciences in Queensland". The Society supports scientists and scientific endeavour through advocacy, the publication of scientific research, policy analysis and opinion, hosting meetings and public lectures, and maintenance of a substantial scientific library. The Society is a non-partisan, secular, learned society, not an activist lobby group and does not campaign on environmental or planning issues.
Membership is open to any person interested in the progress of science in Queensland.
|1883||Augustus Charles Gregory||Explorer, Surveyor|
|1884||Joseph Bancroft||Surgeon, Parasitologist|
|1897||Charles Joseph Pound||Microscopist, Bacteriologist|
|1898||Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly||Geologist, Naturalist|
|1908||Johannes Christian Brunnich||Chemist|
|2007-12||Craig Walton||Public Servant|
|2013||Geoffrey Edwards||Ecologist, Policy Analyst (Retd)|
- Marks, Elizabeth N. (1960). A history of the Queensland Philosophical Society and the Royal Society of Queensland from 1859-1911. Brisbane: Royal Society of Queensland. Repr. from Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland; vol. 72 no. 2 (Aug. 1960). Retrieved 10 August 2012.
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