Coming up in Nov and Dec

To round out our speaker events for 2023, we’re thrilled to present Craig Foster AM.  Craig  is the 2023 NSW Australian of the Year, a former athlete and Co-Chair of the Australian Republic Movement.Craig’s talk on 15 November is entitled: Future Australia

This event will be live-streamed here on the website. Click the link below to watch the livestream.

Click for more information, registration and live stream.

Then, on 6 December, the Newcastle Institute is again partnering with the University of Newcastle to present

In conversation with Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AC KC

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2021 Program

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month from March to November, covering a range of topics.

Past Events

Dr Karl: Scientific reasons to be optimistic for 2021

WHEN: Wednesday 11 November 2020, 7pm – 8pm
WHERE: Online via Facebook and Zoom

America at the Crossroads?

WHEN: Wednesday 14 October 2020, 7pm – 8pm
WHERE: Online via Facebook and Zoom

The value of the arts –now more than ever

WHEN: Wednesday 9th September 2020, 7pm – 8pm
WHERE: Online via Facebook and Zoom

Contact us

Please get in touch with the Newcastle Institute if you’re interested in our upcoming events, or membership.