COP26: Duns reflects 12 Nov 10 am

As excitement and interest mount in the Climate Conference to be held in Glasgow 31st October – 12 November 2021, we want to raise the agenda locally and consider what we can do together or as individuals to play our part. We have 5 expert speakers on our panel, who will be reflecting on whatContinue reading “COP26: Duns reflects 12 Nov 10 am”

Lockdown Stories – Creative Writing Workshop

A Heart For Duns invites you to join writer Gilly Beckett for creative writing workshops exploring the theme of life experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. Enjoy these friendly in-person sessions with a warm-up and simple writing exercises to stimulate your imagination and help you get started with your own Lockdown Story, which we aim to publishContinue reading “Lockdown Stories – Creative Writing Workshop”

The Witches of Berwickshire

Fifty u3a members and guests were held spellbound by Peter Aitchison speaking about the persecution of witches in Berwickshire during the late 16th and 17th century. Hard to imagine the impact on the tiny community of Eyemouth when over a period of 65 years, over 30 so-called witches were accused, convicted and executed by theContinue reading “The Witches of Berwickshire”

Overwhelming response from members

On Saturday September 11, members voted with their feet and turned up at the Volunteer Hall in Duns to enrol for this year’s exciting programme of learning.  Having been restricted to an online offering for the last eighteen months, no-one could predict just how many people would feel confident enough to consider a return toContinue reading “Overwhelming response from members”

21st September open meeting: The witches of Berwickshire

10:30am Volunteer Hall. All welcome. Tea and coffee available from 10 am Peter Aitchison will talk about how dozens of women (and some men) from Berwickshire were persecuted, tried and executed as witches during a series of panics in the 17th century. His talk will focus primarily on Eyemouth and the eastern part of Berwickshire,Continue reading “21st September open meeting: The witches of Berwickshire”

Enrolment Day – 11 September 2021

Our enrolment day for this next season is SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER from 10am to 2pm in the VOLUNTEER HALL, DUNS. NB: Please be aware that the main road through Duns will close for around 15 minutes to allow the cycle race ‘Tour of Britain’ to pass through Duns at 13:35pm. We have all sorts ofContinue reading “Enrolment Day – 11 September 2021”

Duns u3a AGM

Tuesday 15th June at 10am Please log in to Zoom at 10 am for a short AGM before we welcome our June speaker, Simon Wright.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87624574773?pwd=NEYxOXptaWVGRXZBdnNnWVpjb0l1QT09 Meeting ID: 876 2457 4773 Passcode: 290368 We are inviting nominations for the committee. Please consider carefully if you can spare a couple of hours or so each monthContinue reading “Duns u3a AGM”

Wednesday 2 June 2021 is National u3a Day!

The first ever national u3a day is Wednesday 2 June 2021. Here in Duns we will be celebrating our wonderful organisation and the new experiences that come from being in your third age (no longer in full-time employment or bringing up children.) The annual event, which will take place in Volunteer Week on the first WednesdayContinue reading “Wednesday 2 June 2021 is National u3a Day!”