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
Andrew Wilson presents our certificate to our Chair, Anne McNeill At our monthly Open Meeting on Tuesday 11th March, Andrew Wilson on the Kelso branch and national Third Age Trust committee member, presented us with our official Certificate of Membership of the Third Age Trust. In the few short months since we launched last October, … Continue reading We are officially a fully fledged U3A!
Understanding Historic Buildings was the subject of the February Monthly Meeting of the Duns and District U3A held in the Volunteer Hall in Duns this week. The speaker was Eric Branse-Instone, a resident of Duns for the last five years, and a Listing Adviser for Historic England with a responsibility for North Yorkshire. Keep up … Continue reading Understanding Historic Buildings
This is the first of what is intended to be a, more or less, quarterly, newsletter. A copy has been sent to all members with email addresses and delivered or posted to those members not on-line. If you have not yet received your copy, click here to download it. It’s a grey January so far … Continue reading Our first newsletter is now available!
At the recent Monthly Meeting on Tuesday 8th January, Duns and District U3A welcomed around 40 people to enjoy a talk from Derek Janes on the topic of - "A Splendid Palace - built by a tea smuggler" Derek led the project to restore the imposing mansion, Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth, which dominates the harbour area and has … Continue reading