We host a busy calendar of public events throughout the year, including lectures, workshops, symposiums and activities for schoolchildren.

Join us for our popular monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs.

Brisbane Writers Festival

Guest speaker on stage presenting in lecture theatreUQ is a strong supporter of the intersection of science and the arts. We regularly host visiting authors as part of the Brisbane Writers Festival.

Attend the Brisbane Writers Festival


Dr Joel Gilmore hosting BrisscienceThis monthly lecture series delivers engaging presentations on diverse topics from local and international scientists. Run by UQ, the series brings science out of the labs and is open to scientists and scientists-at-heart.

Attend BrisScience

Steve Irwin Memorial lecture

Scientist presenting at Steve Irwin Memorial lectureThis annual lecture recognises the legacy of Steve Irwin and highlights the work of enthusiastic and outstanding conservation scientists.

Attend the Steve Irwin Memorial Lecture

UQ Science Honours Week

Student in laboratoryThis annual event offers undergraduate students the chance to explore their options for undertaking honours at UQ.

It features presentations from current and past honours candidates, and staff, who share information about what to expect from an honours/research thesis year, how to transition to HDR study, and possible career outcomes.

Register for a UQ Science Honours Week event

Discipline-specific events

Panel in front of 80th Anniversary sign. Our Science schools offer a varied and busy events schedule for their networks.

Whichever discipline is your passion, you'll find science events for alumni, industry partners, the public, and staff and students, including reunions, seminars, workshops, lectures, competitions and more.

Visit our school event pages for more information:

High school events

UQ Science and the wider UQ community regularly host a range of events to inspire and encourage high school students, including information sessions, competitions and workshops.

TechNet 2018

The focus of the conference is cross-disciplinary professional development. Learn from specialists, leaders and peers from around the country about emerging trends in the tertiary technical sector, facility design, working in dynamic or multi-user spaces, proven time-saving strategies for efficiency, and more. 

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