Bearsden & Milngavie

Events

Bearsden in Bloom Spring Clean

Well, is Bearsden looking cleaner and better after the Bloom Spring Clean on 8th May.

Contact bearsdeninbloom@gmail.com for information on future events and their work in Bearsden.

u3a Online Across Scotland: Coffee House Meetings

In the 18th Century in Scotland people often got together in Coffee Houses to discuss new ideas and matters of the day. Online Across Scotland is delighted to present an online equivalent for the digital age with aseriesof interactive discussions. All meetings start at 4pm and take the form of a presentation followed by discussion.

The series dates and details are listed in the Events diary at bottom of this page and Zoom links can be found by clicking u3a Online Across Scotland

or copy and paste the following into your browser: https://u3asites.org.uk/onlineacrossscotland/events

u3a Science Network

Click or Science Network or copy https://u3asites.org.uk/u3asciencenetwork/home into your browser for details

The u3a Science Network periodically hosts virtual meetings; See Events diary below for information on meeting and bookings.

u3a Science Network also holds an annual event usually run as a 3 day residential Summer School, but the last (2021) was run as a series of 3 x 1 day on-line events. Keep an eye out for 2022 details to be announced.

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Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings are changing

BaM u3a is moving towards normality again by convening HYBRID meetings; in person as before but also using Zoom for those not quite ready to meet. Most of the speakers will be viewed on the internet which will also permit the Zoom connections.

If you have yet to use Zoom you will need to download the app onto your phone/tablet or PC. It is free and simple to set up. At the meeting time, click on the link provided in the BaM U3A Monthly Newletter which, as a member, you have received by email.

However, participation in the Zoom calls has been falling recently and, as the numbers logging in are visible to the speaker it is the equivalent of our invited guest rising to speak in an empty hall. Not a great advert for a thriving u3a so everyone is encouraged to participate so that we can continue to attract speakers of quality.

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The programme for the monthly meetings and talks is listed at the bottom of this page so please get the dates into your diaries so you don't miss out.

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Some Previous Monthly Meetings

Bernard Lockett on "An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan". For further information Copy and paste into browser the following:

https://gsopera.tv/programs/introducing-gsoperatv or click GSOPERA.TV

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Professor Bruce Peter's talk on "Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas" was well received and the Glasgow School of Art website hosts an interesting synopsis of his work as well as links to the various books and publications by him.

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Following the well received talk by Professor Geoff Bailey on “Hadrian's Wall”. there have been requests for further information about him and his work. He has published numerous articles many of which can be found on the Falkirk Local History website by clicking Geoff Bailey or copying and pasting https://falkirklocalhistory.club/?s=geoff+bailey into your browser. In addition there are several interesting videos available on YouTube; search for Geoff Bailey but be aware there are several people with the same name including another Professor archaeologist.

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Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed May 25th Zoom Coffee morning (10:30 - 12noon) to discuss Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. See Newsletter for details
Tue Jun 7th David Hume Institute (16:00 - 18:15) - Live and streamed online Professor Jason Leitch in conversation with Jacqui Low. Goto https://davidhumeinstitute.org/upcoming-events/2022/6/7/jason-leitch-in-conversation for details
Fri Jun 10th Online Across Scotland (16:00); Judith Walker on "Laughter Yoga Workshop." Goto https://u3asites.org.uk/onlineacrossscotland/events for details
Tue Jun 14th Monthly Meeting (14:00) speaker is Robin Hoyle talking about the work of Glasgow Science Centre. Live in St. Andrews Hall
Tue Jul 26th 10:30 to 15:00 - Science Network Lectures. See Science Network for details
Tue Aug 16th
→Thu Aug 18th
u3a Summer Schools are back in person, see current Newsletter for details
Workshops
Wed Oct 26th Gloucester u3a Robot Challenge; open to all u3a groups. See Science Network for details.