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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
21 April

A Form Guide to the Forthcoming Inter-Generational Report

Presenter: Abul Rizvi. Fmr Senior Executive with Immigration & Communications Dept and commentator on Immigration matters

  • Will consider the impact of population growth/distribution on the economy & future expenditure, etc

28 April

The Past, Present and Future of Mt Stromlo

Presenter: Brad Tucker, Astrophysicist/Cosmologist, ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory

5 May

Measuring Degrees of Political Engagement by the Australian Electorate

Presenter: Jill Shepherd, Lecturer, School of Politics & International Relations, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

  • What influence might the new means of communication and the rising political participation by women have on political engagement?
  • What impact might the events of summer have on engagement in the short and long term?

12 May

Brexit and Boris – Where goes the UK?

Presenter: Anne McNaughton, Director, Centre for Commercial Law |Adjunct, ANU Centre for European Studies and Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Law

19 May

India at the Crossroads, Again

Presenter: Emeritus Professor Ramesh Thakur, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

26 May

Australia and Its Relationships with the Pacific Islands

Presenter: James Batley, Distinguished Policy Fellow in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU (former DFAT official and ambassador))

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