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Town and GownSince 1994 Town & Gown has brought the fantastic speaker series, Lunch at the Forum, to its members and friends. Featuring Chapman University's outstanding faculty members and academic leaders speaking on their research, studies, and experiences, Lunch at the Forum has been a highlight for T&G members, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends, and members of the community.

Town & Gown is proud to present its 28th season of Lunch at the Forum which will be held in person this year, as well as virtually.

Lunch at the Forum

Tickets can be purchased through Chapman Ticketing one month prior to each luncheon. We hope that you can join us in-person or virtually; the line-up for this season is stellar!

2021-22 Season

October 7, 2021 
A Golden State of Mind: Art, History and a Vision of the Future at the Hilbert Museum of California Art


Mary Platt

Mary Platt
Director, Hilbert Museum of California Art
at Chapman University


Mark Hilbert
Founder, Hilbert Museum of California Art
at Chapman University

November 4, 2021 
First the Pandemic and then the "Cliff": Competition for Students Heats Up


Mike Pelly

Mike Pelly
Vice President and Dean of Enrollment,
Chapman University

February 3, 2022
California's Wetlands: Scary Swamps or Beneficial Ecosystems?



Jason Keller, Ph.D. 
Professor and Program Director
for Environmental Science & Policy
Schmid College of Science and Technology

March 3, 2022
Concussion: What Is It, What Happens After and What Can You Do? 


Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy, Ph.D. 
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

May 5, 2022
Act Naturally: How Performance Techniques Taught Me to be Myself


michael nehring

Michael Nehring 
Professor, Acting
College of Performing Arts

2020-21 Season

Enjoy a look back at the presentations from 2020-21 - our virtual season!

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Complete information on the presentations for this year and years past.

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