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
Meetings
Wed Sep 18th 2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. Peter Cairns will give a talk on "Rewilding Scotland".
Thu Sep 19th 7:15pm Science Group Meeting - Presentation by Dr Helinor Johnston, Associate Professor of Toxicology, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University on "The benefits and limitations of employing alternative, non-rodent models to investigate the toxicity of nanomaterials".
Wed Oct 16th 2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. Sarah Kilbey will give a talk on "Living with Deafness".
Thu Oct 17th 7:15pm Science group meeting (open to all members). Presentation by Charlotte Maberly of FoodConnects: "Re-thinking health from the ground up, gut health, the human biome and our soils".
Wed Nov 20th 2:30pm - Monthly Meeting it the upstairs hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. David Reay will give a talk on "Climate-smart food". Ticket available Sept/Oct (required because of limited seating space).
Thu Nov 21st 7:15pm Science group meeting (open to all members). Presentation by Clive Warsop, Division of Pathology, University of Edinburgh on "Forensics and Taphonomy".
Thu Dec 5th 7:15pm History of Science lecture (open to all members). 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 18th 2:30pm - Christmas Event at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. Tickets will be on sale at the Oct/Nov meetings.
Thu Dec 19th 7:15pm 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".
Wed Jan 15th 2020 2:30pm - 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 16th 2020 7:15pm Science Group Meeting (open to all). Presentation by Beth Dickens, Director, Quoceant Ltd on "Wave and Tidal Energy".
Wed Feb 19th 2020 2:30pm - 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".
Wed Mar 18th 2020 2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. Glenda Watt will give a talk on "Raising awareness of elder abuse".
Wed Apr 15th 2020 2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. Calum Roger will give a talk on "Little Sparta Gardens".
Wed May 27th 2020 2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. James Robertson will give a talk on "Writing historical fiction".
Wed Jun 17th 2020 2:30pm - 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.
Wed Jul 15th 2020 2:30pm - Monthly Meeting at the Main Hall in the Methodist Hall, Nicolson Square. "Music to delight the ear" by Live Music Now.