Our enrolment day on 9th September was very successful, with 157* people joining up and choosing the groups they wanted to become involved in. We now have 27 groups covering 21 topics, ranging from local history to tap-dancing. If you couldn't make it to the enrolment day but are interested in joining us, take a look … Continue reading A Great Start to a New Year!
The purpose of the Wildlife and Ecology Group will be to bring its members into contact with a wide variety of wildlife and to share the wonders of nature. We hope to learn not just what flora and fauna are where, but why they are. We expect to meet from around 10am at a suitable … Continue reading Wildlife and Ecology Group to Start in 2020
After a great first year, Betty Snow is stepping down from running the Local History Group and Derek Janes is taking over. Here are a few words from Derek about himself and his plans for the Group. “I worked as a social history curator in museums for the best of 40 years, then had five … Continue reading A New Leader for the Local History Group
The ancient tile-based game of Mahjong is a game of skill with a good deal of luck thrown in. We will learn the intricacies and finer points of the game. The group may branch out into other games to match our group size and interests, such as Backgammon, Go or suggestions from the group. Stretch … Continue reading Another new group for September: Mahjong
The Crime & Detective Fiction Book Group will meet monthly, every second Friday afternoon, 2-4.30. Its aim is for members to meet like-minded readers, share their enthusiasm for the genre, and try out work by authors who are new to them. At its first meeting, we will discuss how to choose the books to be … Continue reading New for 2019/20: Crime reading group
Members of our Arts and Crafts Group have made some lovely bags which they are offering for sale to all U3A members. Each bag is unique, strong and beautifully made, and will cost just £3. They will be on sale at our next monthly meeting on Tuesday June 11th Do bring friends and neighbours to … Continue reading Arts and Crafts Group
Our coffee morning is THIS SATURDAY in Duns Parish Church Hall at 10am. Do come along and support your committee as we continue to raise the profile of the U3A in Duns. Please spread the word amongst your family and friends. Extra helpers would be very welcome, as would any contributions of home baking for sale.
Enabling Learning Through Volunteering The success of the U3A in Duns was recognised in a Borders wide ceremony to celebrate Lifelong Learning and to promote the benefits of learning for individuals and groups. The event was sponsored by a number of public and third sector organisations and was hosted by Earlston High School. Representatives of … Continue reading Duns U3A wins Adult Learning Award
On Tuesday 14th May, Kenny McLean will introduce 'The Jim Clark Story' In his talk, he will give an overview of Jim Clark’s career from his early life through amateur racing and on to becoming world champion, culminating in his untimely death in 1968. After an audiovisual part he will outline work on the new … Continue reading The Jim Clark Story
When Continents Collide: exploring the geological history of the Scottish Borders. Duns is not renowned for its earthquakes. However, a look at the rocks which underpin the town and the Scottish Borders, reveal a terrain faulted and folded into long lenses of ancient ocean-floor sediment and speckled with volcanoes. This talk by Dr Ian Kille … Continue reading When Continents Collide