Monthly Meetings and Other Events

Please note that, because of the Covid-19 virus, many groups have suspended their meetings and activities, however a growing number are holding virtual "on-line" meetings. See On-Line Meetings page for details.

Monthly Meetings

A Monthly Meeting (for members only) takes place on the third Wednesday of most months from 2.30 to 4.00 pm at the Main Hall in the Epworth Halls of the Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX. The Square is almost opposite Surgeons Hall, and is served by many buses.

Details of talks and speakers are listed below and can also be found printed on membership cards. There is no charge for attendance at the Monthly meetings.

Other Events

Dates and venues for other events are also listed under separate categories. [Note: Events can be displayed in date order or listed under separate categories that can be viewed by clicking on the tab at the top right corner of the table below.]

Members able to travel outside the Edinburgh area might be interested in the Events page of the Third Age Trust which lists some of the more major events in other centres. [You will need to register and/or log-in to access the page.]

Lunch Club and Other Group Events

Lunch Club events are not normally posted on the events page. Their lunch plans are listed on their own Lunch Club Programme page. Other group programmes can be found on the Visits Programme, Science Group Programme, Geology Group Programme, and Astronomy Group Programme pages.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Nov 17th Monthly Meeting via Zoom;
Speaker: Calum Rodger;
Subject: "From Stonypath to Little Sparta: A Poet's Garden";
Introduced by: Joanna Morris.
A wee bio:- Calum Rodger is a Glasgow-based poet, performer, editor and researcher. His publications include Occasional Poems 2012-2019, PORTS and, as editor, Makar/Unmakar: Twelve Contemporary Poets in Scotland. He is Co-Director of the Scottish Universities' International Summer School (SUISS), based at the University of Edinburgh, and holds a PhD in Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow for his research on the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay, which he looks forward to sharing at this talk.
Wed Dec 15th Christmas Concert(?)
Wed Jan 19th 2022 Monthly Meeting via ZOOM
Speaker: Philip Caine
Subject:"Barrow to Baghdad and Back Again"

PHILIP CAINE: Author of the JACK CASTLE and Shackleton Blister series of adventure novels.
Born in 1950, in Barrow-in-Furness.
Philip’s working life began in the hotel business. His career developed in the oil industry and 30 years were spent in places such as the North Sea, Algeria, Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Russia. From 2003, he spent 7 years in post-war Baghdad, working with the American coalition and a further 3 years running oil services companies in Dubai. He retired in 2015 and began writing and pubic speaking, since when he has spoken at over 500 venues all over the UK and written 9 adventure thrillers. All Philip’s books are available in Paperback, eBook and Audio format. www.philipcaine.com