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Lunchtime Forums

U3A/COTA Tuesday Lunchtime Forums

Forums focus on local events, politics, science, the environment & international events, and run for an hour followed by Q&A.

Sessions will be held in alternating Face-to-Face and Zoom formats on Tuesdays from May to November commencing at 12:45pm.

Pre-registration is required for both formats - see details below for how to register for individual sessions.

Face-to-Face Sessions in Main Hall, Hughes Community Centre.

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

Zoom Online Sessions

For further details contact Alex Gosman at

DateForum details
22 November

"The Blue Economy - Where to for the Oceans into the Future" - ZOOM ONLY

Greg Johannes, Chair of the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

Former senior adviser to both the Australian and Tasmanian Governments. Based in Hobart, Greg has a passionate interest in the state of our oceans and the Antarctic. The son of a marine biologist, in his spare time Greg has been in, or on, the water since he was a young boy and he snorkels and dives on the world's coral reefs whenever he can.

Greg will speak to the activities of the Blue Economy CRC and the challenges the world's oceans face from climate change, pollution, plastics, over-fishing etc.

Registration opens at 9am on Tuesday 15 November and close at 5pm on Monday 21 November (unless pre-registered)

Registration via

29 November

What we have Learnt over the Past Three Years and what to Expect in the Future - TBC

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