Join us in the Volunteer Hall on Tuesday 21st June at 10:00 for 10:30 for our next Open Meeting. Teas and coffee available from 10:00 am. Non-members welcome.

Prof Paul & Dr Janet Starkey: Images of Egypt and the Far East by Six Scottish Artist-Adventurers

Have you got an idea for a new interest group that you would like to join – or better still question to put to our panel? Please email your ideas in advance to dunsu3a@gmail.com.

Enjoy the u3a Experience
learn ~ laugh ~ live

Welcome to Duns & District u3a

u3a members come from all walks of life. We are busy staying active, making new friends and learning together. There is no upper age limit – and no lower limit either, although our members are likely to be retired or semi-retired.

The u3a movement will be celebrating 40 years in September. Watch this space to find out about our celebrations in Duns.

  • Come to a monthly open meeting in the Volunteer Hall on the third Tuesday of each month to socialise with other members and hear speakers on a wide range of interesting topics
  • Join as many of our interest groups as you like – ranging from tap dancing to modern languages, to arts and crafts, book groups and opera appreciation – to name just a few

There is so much to do – and if you can’t find what you are looking for in our programme, why not see if there are other people with a similar interest who would like to join you in a new group. All our group leaders and committee members are volunteers – sharing a love of learning and a zest for life!

Would you like to join our u3a? Go to our Membership page to download your enrolment form.

Coming Soon:

The last Monthly Meeting of this u3a session
  • 21 June 2022: Images of Egypt and the Far East by Six Scottish Artist-Adventurers, presented by Paul and Janet Starkey, our Middle East group leaders

Discover Our Interest Groups

Latest news:

  • Images of Egypt and the Far East by Six Scottish Adventurer-Artists
    Drawing on their expert knowledge of the Middle East, leaders of our Middle East Studies group, Prof Paul and Dr Janet Starkey talk about the work of intrepid Scottish artists who captured the architecture and peoples of the East.
  • Laughter Yoga Online
    Workshops free to u3a members. Monthly 2nd Wednesday at 10am. Everyone shall remain seated throughout. Please wear something comfortable and enjoy yourself! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/laughter-yoga-workshop…
  • Local History Group
    Wednesday 27 April, 2.00pm in Southfields, Duns. Anne McNeill talks about Robert Fortune, the famous Berwickshire plant hunter/ botanist who was largely responsible for introducing tea cultivation to India from China and who brought over 250 varieties of plants to Britain, America and Australia.

Our programme could keep you busy all week long…


Walking Netball, Country dancing or Tap dancing?
A weekly activity to keep you fit and healthy

Join our Geology or Ecology groups for regular meetings and field trips

Learn more about the historical and contemporary issues in the Middle East


Learn a new language
We offer groups studying French and Italian

Improve your Bridge

Learn a new handicraft or study opera, literature, classical music or poetry

Discover our amazing local history


How about a gentle evening game of mahjong with new friends?

Or if you are feeling more energetic, try your hand at Pickleball or Carpet Bowls

Join now!


We’re all volunteers working hard to bring you a range of exciting opportunities locally.

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