Edinburgh

Open Meetings and Other Events

Open Meetings

For all Edinburgh U3A members and anyone in their “third age” who is interested in finding out more about EU3A, an Open Meeting 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 Open 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
January 2019
Wed Jan 16thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Open Meeting at Epworth Halls, Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX.
The presentation will be by Glenda Watt & Mauro Dragone who will give a talk on the subject: "Pepper Tells All – New Developments for Older People".
February 2019
Mon Feb 4thOutingVisits Group outing - open to all U3A members:
Visit to V&A Museum, Dundee - now open for bookings.
See Visits Programme page for details.
Wed Feb 20thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Open Meeting at Epworth Halls, Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX.
The presentation will be by Alison Waugh who will give a talk about: "Everyday Life in Palestine".
March 2019
Wed Mar 20thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Open Meeting at Epworth Halls, Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX.
The presentation will be by Ian Wattie who will give a talk about: "Living the High Life in Nepal".
April 2019
Wed Apr 17thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Open Meeting at Epworth Halls, Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX.
The presentation will be by Sarah Kilbey who will give a talk about: "Living with Deafness".
May 2019
Wed May 8thOutingVisits Group outing - open to all U3A members:
to Huntingtower & Stanley Mills, Perth.
Wed May 22ndMeetingPlease note date!
2:30pm - Monthly Open Meeting at Epworth Halls, Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX.
The presentation will be by Jamie Jauncey who will give a talk about: R. B. Cunningham-Graham (Founder of Scottish Labour and SNP)
June 2019
Fri Jun 14th
→Sun Jun 16th
OutingThe Garden Groups tour for 2019 will visit gardens in Northumberland and Durham between Friday 14th and Monday 17th June. The choice of gardens to visit will be finalised next year, although please note that we will not be visiting Alnwick Castle. Accommodation has been booked at the Holiday Inn at Jesmond, Newcastle. The exact cost expected to be £328 per person plus a £72 supplement for a single room. The tour is excellent value for money - a high quality hotel, bed, breakfast and dinner, garden entrance fees and nearly all lunches and refreshments. If you are interested in receiving an application form please contact Anne Taylor - see Group Leaders Contact Details - as soon as possible.
The tour is now available to all U3A members: you do not have to belong to a Garden Group in order to come.
Wed Jun 19thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Open Meeting at Epworth Halls, Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX.
The presentation will be by Andrew Crummy who will give a talk about "Scotland’s Tapestry".
To be followed by 2019 AGM.
Tue Jun 25thOutingVisits Group outing - open to all U3A members:
to Kirkcaldy Art Galleries and Kellie Castle.
July 2019
Wed Jul 17thMeeting2:30pm - Monthly Open Meeting at Epworth Halls, Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX.
The presentation will be by Ann Glenn who will give a talk about "Building the Waverley Line".
Thu Jul 18thOutingVisits Group outing - open to all U3A members:
to Dunfermline Abbey & Carnegie Museum.
August 2019
Thu Aug 8thOutingVisits Group outing - open to all U3A members:
to Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute.
September 2019
Fri Sep 6thOutingVisits Group outing - open to all U3A members:
to Mellerstain, Borders.