The Morning Forum of Los Altos is scheduled to return for its 71st season after a year off due to the pandemic.

The series is set to resume Sept. 21 with a full slate of lecturers speaking on a variety of topics. Lectures will be delivered in a webinar-only format. Programs will be available to subscribing members by Zoom link.

Dates, topics and speakers include:

• Sept. 21: “Leonardo’s Knots,” with Caroline Cocciardi, author and student of all things da Vinci

• Oct. 5: “Defender of the Nation: Harriet Tubman and the Civil War,” with Elizabeth Cobbs, Melbern G. Glasscock Professor of History at Texas A&M University

• Oct. 19: “Into the Grand Canyon: A 750-mile Exploration,” with photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko

• Nov. 2: “From Dickens to Downton: The World of Victorian and Edwardian Food,” with Carol Raymond, professionally trained chef, bringing together the worlds of food, history, literature and opera

• Nov. 16: “Living with Megafires,” with Michael Kodas, photojournalist, educator and senior editor of Inside Climate News

• Dec. 7: “Four Musicals That Changed Broadway,” with Sean Hartley, playwright, composer, lyricist and director of the Kaufman Music Center Theater Wing

• Jan. 18: “What’s the Deal with Contemporary Art?” with Tina Rivers Ryan, assistant curator of contemporary art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y.

Additional topics and speakers for next year include “The Blue Zones: Secrets of Living Longer,” with David McClain; and “Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for the Ocean,” with Dr. Sylvia Earle. Specific dates are not yet announced.

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