Events

 
  • Tue
    16
    Feb
    2016
    2:30 pmTown House, Haddington

    The speaker John Hunt has worked in the field of nature conservation in Scotland for many years. He lives in North Berwick and is a Trustee of the Scottish Seabird Centre which is planning to become Scotland's National Marine Centre. He will talk about the wildlife of the Forth Estuary, the challenges which it faces and the work being done by the Seabird Centre to help with its future conservation.

    Refreshments will be served following the lecture.  All welcome.

  • Sat
    19
    Mar
    2016
    10:00 amTrinity Centre, Haddington

    A Coffee Morning will be held in the Trinity Centre in Haddington on Saturday 19 March 10 – 12.

    All welcome.

  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2016
    10:30 amHaddington Town House

    East Lothian U3A are hosting the U3A Scotland Day at the Town House, Haddington, on Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 10.30 - 16.00.  Click here to download the programme.

    Numbers attending the conference will be limited, so if you wish to attend you will need to register. Please send the following information to John Alexander at johnu3a58@gmail.com by no later than February 22nd

    1. the name or nickname that you wish to have on your name badge,
    2. your surname,
    3. your choice of the breakout groups you wish to attend (see the programme for details),
    4. any special dietary needs.
    5. that you are from the East Lothian branch of the U3A

    ‘The U3A in Scotland is committed to running two events each year. These are called All Scotland Assemblies and all Scotland-based U3As can send a reasonable number of their members, subject to the capacity of the location. These events typically have a main speaker and then break-out workshops covering areas of relevance to all U3As. The areas for this meeting will be IT Systems, Website development and MOOCs.

    A free light buffet lunch provides an opportunity for members to meet and chat informally with others. Many find this aspect very helpful in learning and exchanging new ideas etc.’

  • Tue
    12
    Apr
    2016
    2:30 pmTown House, Haddington

    The speaker will be Mairi O'Keefe of Leuchie House.  The title is:  "Leuchie House: ‘I am me, not a condition in a wheelchair’ ".

  • Wed
    15
    Jun
    2016
    2:00 pmTown House, Haddington

    The AGM will be followed by presentations by two East Lothian U3A groups.  Further details to be announced.

  • Wed
    24
    Aug
    2016
    11:00 amDirleton Castle

    The Committee invite members to a special day out at Dirleton Castle on Wednesday 24 August.

    Starting at 11 a.m. and with breaks for coffee and a picnic lunch, Andrew Spratt, the monument manager, will host a tour of the castle and a talk on medieval weapons. All costs for entry, the tour and talk have been waived for U3A members. Members are invited to bring refreshment and a picnic lunch.

    This special event is organised by Tony Reeves. To book your free place, please email your request before Wednesday 10th August to Tony Reeves treeves125@gmail.com so that we can inform the management of the number of guests.  This will be on a first come basis as it would not be possible to accommodate all of our members turning up.

    Volunteers are needed to help with arrangements on the day. If you are able to help please email Tony as soon as possible.

    Programme for summer picnic at Dirleton on August 24

    11.00 a.m. Assemble in the grounds of Dirleton Castle
    11.10 Illustrated talk ‘Medieval Weapons’ (optional)
    11.55 Refreshment break (bring your own)
    12.15 p.m. Conducted tour (optional)
    01.00 Picnic (bring your own)
    02.00 Organised games (for seniors) (very optional)*
    03.30 We say goodbye

     

     

     

  • Tue
    30
    Aug
    2016
    Thu
    01
    Sep
    2016
    West Park Conference Centre, Dundee

    The U3A in Scotland Summer School will take place on Tuesday 30 August to Thursday 1 September at the West Park Conferences Centre, Dundee.  See the U3A in Scotland website for more information or contact Irene Hopkins secretary@eastlothianu3a.org.uk

  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016
    2:30 pmTown House, Haddington

    The Open Lecture will be given by
    Sir Geoffrey Palmer,
    Emeritus Professor at Heriot Watt University.  

    Jamaica to Scotland in 45 minutes………….a life story

    Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences, was knighted in the New Year Honours list 2014 for services to human rights, science and charity. Professor Geoff Palmer OBE, is a Heriot-Watt graduate and an expert in cereals who worked in the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling until his retirement. In retirement, Geoff continued to serve the University as a member of Court Committees and outside the university he undertakes charitable work with ex-offenders and is a prominent anti-racism campaigner. He is a Board Member of various organisations such as Hanover Housing, SACRO, Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council, and Age Scotland. Geoff arrived in London as an immigrant from Jamaica in 1955. After leaving school in London in 1958, he worked and attended evening classes to improve his qualifications. He subsequently entered Leicester, Edinburgh and Heriot Watt Universities where he gained B.Sc., PhD and DSc degrees respectively

  • Wed
    16
    Nov
    2016
    2:30 pmTown House, Haddington

    There will be an Open Lecture in the Town House, Haddington on Wed 16th Nov 2016 at 14.30.

    Speaker: Dr Lewis Killin, Clinical Studies Officer, Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network

    This is an NHS based portal for everybody to get involved with research.
    Ken Lawson, who is the newly appointed Join Dementia Research (JDR) Champion may also be able to come along with Lewis to talk about his experience with dementia.

    Title: The Landscape of Dementia Research in Lothian

    Abstract: Dementia is a growing national public health issue, as Scotland is expected to see the number of people with dementia double by 2030[1]. The Scottish Government's proposed 2016-2019 Dementia Strategy[2] highlights the need to support and fund clinical research through the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network (SDCRN). The Network is an NHS organisation that has been promoting and conducting dementia research in Scotland since 2008, and has dedicated study officers spread across the country. The Network works alongside a nationwide recruitment portal, Join Dementia Research (JDR), which provides everyone the opportunity to get involved with research. In this talk we will outline the scope of the Network, the research that is taking place in Lothian, and how to be a part of it with JDR.

    [1] Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy: 2013-16
    [2] Proposal for Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy 2016-19

  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016
    10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noonThe Trinity Centre, Haddington

    Let's get together
    Tea, coffee and meet with other members.
    Saturday 26 November from 10 until noon
    at the Trinity Centre
    Haddington
    free event