Program starting for 2024

Our first event in 2024 should start our year off with plenty to think about.

Much of the discussion and analysis on the current Israel Palestine conflict is polarised with critics often branded as antisemitic. Such a polarised debate implies homogenous communities and neglects the diverse perspectives and experiences of the people of Israel and of Jewish people more broadly.

At our first 2024 event on March 13 the Newcastle Institute will present a panel of Jewish speakers with diverse views on Jewish identities and policies of Israel: 

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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.