BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart.

For the past 10 years, The University of Queensland has been powering BrisScience to deliver engaging lectures on diverse topics from local and international scientists.

BrisScience speakers are leaders in their given fields and deliver dynamic presentations based on cutting edge research.


BrisScience events are held at The EdgeState Library of Queensland, South Brisbane. There are many restaurants, cafes, and bars nearby for dinner or drinks before or after the talk.

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The Edge LogoConceived as a model for the library of the future, The Edge, launched by State Library of Queensland in 2010, is at the forefront of re-imagining libraries for the 21st century. With a mandate to empower Queenslanders to explore creativity across art, science, technology, and enterprise, The Edge is a visionary space for ‘creating creatives’; a melting pot of ideas and innovation, capacity-building, experimentation and innovation.


Parking is available at the Cultural Centre car parks for flat fee of $15. The closest parking is located off Stanley Place.

Public Transport

The Edge at the State Library of Queensland is very well serviced by public transport. Please visit the TransLink website  for specific information regarding the best route from your location.


The Edge is located approximately 150 m from the Cultural Centre bus stop. Walk down the river-side of the Queensland Art Gallery. The Edge is located 100 m on the right.


The closest CityCat ferry stop is Southbank. After disembarking from the ferry, turn right and walk along the river for approximately 600 m. To enter The Edge walk up the stairs on the left located 100 m past the Victoria bridge.


South Brisbane train station is located on Grey Street, approximately 250 m from The Edge. Exit South Brisbane Train Station on to Grey Street and turn left. Walk down Grey Street to the Melbourne Street intersection and cross both streets to the Queensland Museum. Walk down Melbourne Street past the Queensland Museum and turn left to walk down the river-side of the Queensland Art Gallery. After 100 m The Edge will be on the right.