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Lunchtime Forums


U3A/COTA BYO Tuesday Lunchtime Forums

There is a hearing loop in the hall – people with hearing aids should adjust them to the 'T' position.

Forums are open to the public and booking is not required. But attendance is on a "first come" basis and doors will be closed if attendance reaches 140.

For further details contact Alex Gosman at

DateForum details
17 November

The 2020 US Presidential election - What happened and what does it mean?

Speaker: Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor, Postgraduate Coordinator & Associate Professor in American Politics, US Studies Centre (jointly appointed with the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Sydney)
Brendon is often interviewed and quoted for his views on the US political scene and was a Fulbright Fellow at Georgetown University in 2006. He is the editor of seven books on anti-Americanism and has also lectured and published on American welfare policy, presidential politics, US foreign policy, and Australian-American relations.

24 November

Immunology taught by COVID

Presenter: Professor Ann Hill
Ann was until recently Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology , Oregon Health & Science University, Portland US and has an extensive research background in Immunology.

1 December

The future of public broadcasting in Australia

Speaker: Quentin Dempster
Quentin is a well know journalist and public commentator on broadcasting and related matters.

He worked for the ABC for thirty years including presenting the 7.30 Report and has also authored a number of books.

He was widely acclaimed for his reporting of the Fitzgerald Inquiry in Queensland and the Wood Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service. He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1992 for services to the media. In 2002 he was awarded the Walkley Award for outstanding contribution to journalism.

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