U3A/COTA BYO lunchtime forums
Tuesdays from 22 May to 20 November, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Main Hall, Hughes Community Centre. Entrance fee $2. Free tea and coffee provided. You need to bring your own cup. 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. No booking required - seating is on a first come basis.
For further Information contact Alex Gosman on
Burial Rites: Mortuary Practices of the Prehistoric Cultures of Coastal Northern Chile
Presenter: Chris Carter
He will be highlighting mortuary practices of prehistoric cultures in Chile – did you know that mummies found in Chile are 3000 years older than those at the pyramids?
Brexit – What next for the UK and Implications for the “European Union” Experiment
Presenter: Anne McNaughton , ANU Centre for European Studies Associate & ANU College of Law Senior Lecturer
World wide decline of the entomofauna (insects)
Presenter: Francisco Sanchez-Bayo, School of Life and Environmental Studies, University of Sydney
Australia votes – the 2019 Election– the results and what does it mean
Presenter: Mark Kenny, Senior Fellow, Australian Studies Institute. Formerly the Sydney Morning Herald Political Editor
The Past, Present, and Future of the Mt Stromlo Observatory
Presenter: Brad Tucker, Astrophysicist/Cosmologist, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Mt Stromlo Observatory.
Note that we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in July!
Town Planning in the ACT to the future
Presenter: Wayne Rutledge, Deputy Director-General, Sustainability and the Built and Environment ACT Government
Immigration – what are the truths behind the trends in Australia’s immigration figures
Presenter: Abul Rizvi, ex-Deputy Secretary, Dept of Immigration and well known commentator/writer on immigration policy
A personal perspective on some key aspects of Russian history and culture
Presenter: Kyle Wilson, former Intelligence Analyst (Russia) & Visiting Fellow, Centre for European Studies, ANU