Creative and independent thinkers from a variety of disciplines and with an interest in the arts and humanities can come together in some of the Faculty Friends societies.  These groups are open to any interested and passionate people, including alumni, students, staff and the general public.

The Friends of Antiquity

The Friends of Antiquity was established in 1988 as a special interest group to support the Classics and Ancient History Department (now the discipline of Classics and Ancient History in the UQ School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry). 

The Friends also maintain a strong association with the R. D. Milns Antiquities Museum, through the purchase of many important artefacts, and their monthly Sunday Series lectures on topics from the ancient world.

The Friends of Antiquity aim:

  • to provide an informal social environment in which all lovers of history, art and literature of the ancient world can gather to share their enjoyment of antiquity with like-minded enthusiasts;
  • to raise funds for the continuing award of The Betty Fletcher Memorial Travelling Scholarship;
  • to assist the Division of Classics & Ancient History in maintaining its high profile, both outside and within the University, in the form of public lectures, seminars, courses and exhibitions to support it in the purchase and researching of acquisitions for public display in the R. D. Milns Antiquities Museum

Friends of Music

UQ Friends of Music was established in 2015 by graduates with an interest in music, and brings together students, staff, alumni and the general public, creating opportunities for shared and interactive experiences as part of the diverse music making activities of the School of Music both on and off campus.

UQ Friends of Music provides:

  • Connections with staff, students and alumni of the School of Music
  • A broad community of music appreciation
  • Contributions to enriching forum discussions on music
  • Opportunities to engage with local and international artists visiting UQ

Advantages of becoming a member include:

  • Exclusive access to the UQ School of Music concerts, lectures, and master classes
  • Creative Collaboratorium Seminars and Events
  • Friends of Music social events
  • Annual fundraisers (including for the newly established Friends of Music Scholarship)