Bearsden & Milngavie


Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings have started again using Zoom

BaM U3A now has a Pro Zoom licence and so our monthly meetings have restarted in Zoom format. Whilst there won’t be opportunity to chat with friends and make new ones, there will be a speaker and a Q & A session.

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.


The programme for the monthly meetings is shown below.

Wednesday 15th December at 19.00pm evening on ZOOM

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Regrettably we are unable again this year to host the usual sociable Christmas lunch. However, in its place we have an evening of Gilbert and Sullivan with a talk by Bernard Lockett, author and Trustee of the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival.

Guest speaker Bernard Lockett
Subject “An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan”.

An opportunity to show off the Christmas jumper and BYO glass and mince pie .

Should you wish to catch up on G & S music sooner, Bernard has sent a link to performances by the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company filmed at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

Copy and paste into browser the following:

Operas show-cased include - The Gondoliers, Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Yeomen of the Guard, HMS Pinafore and The Grand Duke.


January Meeting has Speaker booked so check back here later for details.


February Meeting has Speaker booked so check back here later for details


Previous Monthly Meetings

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.


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 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.



COP26 is over now and Glasgow almost back to normal.


u3a Science Network

U3A Science Network is usually run as a 3 day residential Summer School, but this year it was run as a series of 3 x 1 day on-line events. The events have now concluded but details have been included for information. The events were free and open to any U3A member.

A science-based learning event with 3 presentations of 45 minutes followed by questions after each presentation, with a break for refreshments and for lunch. The meetings started at approximately 10:30 (doors open at 10:00) and ending with a short plenary session at 3 o’clock.

Session timings: 45 minutes for speaker presentations, 15 minutes for Questions sent and collected via Chat

10:00 – Meeting room open to allow people to arrive and check in
10:30 - Welcome and Introduction Mike Hollingsworth, Science Subject Adviser
10:35 – 11:35 Gunpowder Technology - Geoff Smith, Horndean & District u3a
10 minute break
11:45 – 12:45 Flint - Ros Mercer, Broomfield u3a
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 SETI – the Search for Extra-Terrestial Intelligence – Leigh Edwards, Exeter u3a
10 minute break
14:40 – 15:00 Plenary session for those attending to suggest any changes and details of the
October meeting.

Michaela Moody, Chair u3a Science Network organising team

If you have any queries, please send them to


Dates for your Diary
Wed Dec 15th Monthly Meeting 19:00 Talk by Bernard Lockett on Gilbert & Sullivan