A Great Start to a New Year!

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 lookContinue reading “A Great Start to a New Year!”

Wildlife and Ecology Group to Start in 2020

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 suitableContinue reading “Wildlife and Ecology Group to Start in 2020”

A New Leader for the Local History Group

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 fiveContinue reading “A New Leader for the Local History Group”

Another new group for September: Mahjong

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. StretchContinue reading “Another new group for September: Mahjong”

New for 2019/20: Crime reading group

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 beContinue reading “New for 2019/20: Crime reading group”

Duns U3A wins Adult Learning Award

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 ofContinue reading “Duns U3A wins Adult Learning Award”