About QAAS


The Queensland Academy exists to promote excellence in the arts and sciences, to stimulate activity in those areas that lie on the intersection between disciplines, and to provide independent scholarship and advice for social and pulic policy.

We aim to promote advances in the arts and sciences, and to give a voice to scholars, thinkers and social commentators from a wide range of disciplines in furtherance of our mission and aims.  Indeed, the Academy aspires to be seen as the intellectual heartbeat of the State.

We conduct seminars of broad interest, support learned activities across the State, and host an annual dinner with prominant guests and guest speakers.  We work closely with universities, research bodies and agencies such as the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Museum..

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Academy Fellows receive Queen's Birthday Honours

The Queensland Academy wishes to congratulate the following Fellows who were recognised with an Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours list:

Emeritus Professor Scott Bowman AO

For distinguished service to higher education, notably in rural and regional areas and to social outreach initiatives.

Scott Bowman AO was appointed as Vice-Chancellor and President of Central Queensland University in 2009 and served in the role until early 2019.

Li Cunxin AO

For distinguished service to the performing arts, particularly to ballet, as a dancer and artistic director.

Li Cunxin AO was a Principal Artist of The Australian Ballet from 1995 to 1999.  Since 2012 he has held the position of Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet.

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On a regular basis the Academy invites guest speakers to make presentations to Academy members and the general public.  You can read past presentations and other Academy publications here.

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The  Academy's Annual John O'Hagan Lecture will be held on August 13th at the TRI Auditorium. Reception and Networking starts at 5:15pm , Lecture at 6:00pm.

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This year's conference is centred on the seven "Pillars of Ageing" and will address how genetic, dietary and pharmacological interventions impact the ageing process. The focus is to highlight new tehnologies, cutting-edge advances and novel interventions to delay age-related disease and extend health span and lifespan.

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