THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA
The object of the Society as stated in our Rules is “The Advancement of Knowledge.” This is achieved by programs of lectures, panel discussions, symposia, events, and by publications and use of the library and collections of the Society. Members come from many walks of life and have a variety of interests. The Society is a generalist association of members who value the opportunity provided to meet, hear and talk to specialists beyond their own field of interest. Present membership is over 350 members from Tasmania, other Australian states and overseas.
Meetings are held monthly in both Hobart, from March to December, and in Launceston from February to November.
Hobart – on the first Sunday of each month, at 3 pm, in the Royal Society’s Rooms in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Customs House, 19 Davey Street (Dunn Street entrance).
Launceston – on the fourth Sunday of the month, at 1.30 pm, in the Meeting Room at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk. Occasionally meetings are held at other times and places. In both centres, the lectures cover a variety of fields of knowledge, mainly about or relevant to Tasmania, and are directed towards the interested lay person and student. Visitors are welcome to attend. From time to time the society organises panel discussions and symposia involving specialists from a variety of fields who direct their attention to a central theme or topic of interest and its importance to the community. Occasionally these discussions and symposia are associated with field excursions, particularly when the topic is a region of Tasmania.