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.
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.
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 Feb 17th||2:30pm monthly Zoom meeting: Our speaker Glenda Watts will talk on the subject of Hourglass Safer Ageing (formerly known as Action on Elder Abuse).|
|Wed Mar 17th||2:30pm monthly Zoom meeting: Our speaker Dr Valerie Wright of Stirling University, will talk on the subject of Reimagining the Future in Older Age. |
This project explores the potential for Utopian thinking and arts-based methods to reimagine the future in older age. What might older people desire as well as need in older age?
|Wed Apr 21st||2:30pm monthly Zoom meeting: Our speaker Bernard Lockett will talk on "The Heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan".|
The talk will begin with a historical background and then an overview and assessment of the shows and a consideration that G&S is an essential part of our theatrical heritage. It will then take a look at the reasons for the vast amount of social and political satire within the shows and a wry look as to how nothing much has changed = “Dull MPs” for example! Finally to review the world-wide appeal of G&S in the 21st Century and to consider modern production values.
|Wed May 19th||2:30pm monthly Zoom meeting: Calum Rodger will give us a talk on Little Sparta Gardens. He was going to speak last April but his talk was cancelled because of Covid.|