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
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
Our new digital media group has started and the Leader Chris Waterson is happy to help with any of your needs. Whether you are Mac or PC, want to use social media or spreadsheets and are struggling with your iPhone and iPad come along to the group. For more information on venue and dates contact … Continue reading Digital Media Group