Welcome to Duns and District U3A website. In these uncertain times we appreciate how important it is for all of us to keep in contact and to maintain our interests to protect our physical and mental well-being. We are so fortunate to have enthusiastic and dedicated committee members and group leaders who have worked hard … Continue reading A Message from Anne McNeill, our Chair
During these difficult times it is very important that we keep in touch with one another in order to identify those who need a little help and to let them know they are not alone. We will all miss the various groups we were attending and the social aspect of being a member of Duns and … Continue reading A message to our members
We had hoped that the open meeting tomorrow (Tuesday 17th March) at the Volunteer Hall, Duns would be able to go ahead as planned, but following the Government's new advice of 'No public meetings or gatherings', we regret that it is now cancelled. We apologise for this cancellation being at such short notice. It is … Continue reading March open meeting now cancelled
Two events are planned for Sunday 26th April 2020 to mark the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath. Poet Jackie Kay and philosopher Julian Baggini will take part in talks and discussions at the Volunteer Hall 10.30 - 16.30, and will be 'in conversation' over dinner at Duns Castle in the evening. Please see … Continue reading Thinking Without Borders invites you to meet Scots Makar Jackie Kay in Duns
Duns & District U3A has a wide choice of interest groups and activities for members to enjoy, but we also like to help promote other local groups that may be of interest to our members and the wider community. So we're delighted to spread the word that the Duns Archery Club has started to meet … Continue reading Another activity to try in Duns: Archery
Duns and District U3A is always open to new ideas for groups to run for our members, and we've already had suggestions for four that will start in September if there is sufficient interest. Take a look over on our Groups page to find out what these new groups will be - they're very different! … Continue reading We’re thinking ahead!
Do you want to work off the excesses of Christmas? If so, come along to the Volunteer Hall on Wednesday 15 January, 10 to 11am, when A Heart for Duns is hosting a free taster session of Walking Netball.
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