Edinburgh

Monthly Meetings and Other Events

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
December 2019
Thu Dec 5thMeeting7:15pm History of Science lecture (open to all members) - Room A17 Napier Uni, Colinton Road: Presentation by Philip Bradfield, Formerly Lecturer in Physics and Computer Science at the Universities of Edinburgh and Wolverhampton, on "Brewster's Kaleidoscopes: Some Novel and Celebratory Investigations with Hands-on Opportunities".
Wed Dec 18thMeeting2:30pm - Christmas Event at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square.
Note: Tickets will not be required (contrary to previous advice).
Thu Dec 19thMeeting7:15pm Science Group Meeting (open to all). Presentation by Professor Helen Sang, Developmental Biology, The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh on "Genome engineering and agriculture: current opportunities and challenges". Room A17 Napier University, Colinton Road.
January 2020
Wed Jan 15thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. Jordan Watson will give a talk on "The work of St. Columba's Hospice".
Thu Jan 16thMeeting7:15pm Science Group Meeting (open to all). Presentation by Beth Dickens, Director, Quoceant Ltd on "Wave and Tidal Energy". Room A17 Napier University, Colinton Road. Room A17 Napier University, Colinton Road.
February 2020
Tue Feb 11thOuting"Visits group" will visit Stirling Castle - see Visits Programme page for details.
Wed Feb 19thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. Hannah Holtschneider will give a talk on "The history of the Jewish community in Edinburgh".
March 2020
Wed Mar 18thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. Glenda Watt will give a talk on "Raising awareness of elder abuse".
April 2020
Wed Apr 15thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. Calum Roger will give a talk on "Little Sparta Gardens".
May 2020
Thu May 14thOuting"Visits group" will visit Falkland Palace - see Visits Programme page for details.
Wed May 27thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. James Robertson will give a talk on "Writing historical fiction".
June 2020
Tue Jun 16thOuting"Visits group" will visit Mackintosh Day - see Visits Programme page for details.
Wed Jun 17thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. Angela Hunter will give a talk on "From imagination to installation - the Art of Sculpture" followed by Annual General Meeting.
July 2020
Wed Jul 15thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. "Music to delight the ear" by Live Music Now.
Thu Jul 23rdOuting"Visits group" will visit Dumfries House - see Visits Programme page for details.
August 2020
Fri Aug 7thOuting"Visits group" will visit East Lothian Tour - see Visits Programme page for details.
September 2020
Thu Sep 24thOuting"Visits group" will visit Kirkcudbright, the Artists' Town - see Visits Programme page for details.