2023 Program starts on Mar 8

In 2022 we returned to a program of face to face meetings supported by a live stream. You can reflect on the range of ‘Diverse Ideas’ by clicking the ‘Program 2022‘ link. Video is available of our 2022 events.

Following our excellent finale for 2022, where the Newcastle Institute, together with the University of Newcastle’s Asia Pacific Research Centre, hosted a special public lecture and conversation with The Honourable Kevin Rudd we’re now organising our program for 2023.

Information about our first event for 2023 is now available  and we look forward to welcoming new members and existing members to our program of events.

Our first event looks at Lessons from the Pandemic and includes a special invitation to front line workers.

Please register if attending this event.

About the Newcastle Institute

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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.