Falkirk & District


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the regular Open Meetings at St. Xaviers are currently suspended. However, monthly meetings are now being held using Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 829 2742 1646
Passcode: 781996

Monthly meetings- (currently being held by Zoom)
Open to members, and to those interested in membership. There is generally a speaker on a topic of public interest, a time for discussion, and a consideration of any business of concern to members.
They are held at 2.30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month :
in St Francis Xavier R C Church Hall - beside the Falkirk Library (near Morrison's car-park)

Group Meetings
See the tab at the top of this web page called Groups.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Dec 1st Christmas Open Meeting by Zoom at 2.30
Tue Jan 5th 2021 Meeting via Zoom at 2.30

There will be a talk by Cleo Goodman - Citizens Basic Income
Cleo was previously on the board of the charity Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland and now works for an organisation called Basic Income Conversation. Her former colleagues at CBINS will give an introduction to her talk
Tue Feb 2nd 2021 Meeting via Zoom at 2.30

There will be a talk by Claire Davis - Care Words by Falkirk Libraries
Claire manages Care Words which is a project funded by The National Lottery and run by Falkirk Libraries. The main aim is to reduce the loneliness which some older people can feel whilst living and/or assessing day services. This is a free service from Falkirk Community Trust so it is accessible for all communities.
Tue Mar 2nd 2021 Open meeting via Zoom at 2.30

Andy Crisp (U3A Falkirk member) will give a talk - A Victorian scandal - Innovation, Indiscretion, and Industrial Skulduggery in Nineteenth-Century England.
Tue May 4th 2021 Open meeting via Zoom at 2.30 p.m.

Rosalind Holmes - ''It's all in your genes''
Rosalind is a member of East Renfrewshire and she runs their Science and Technology Group
Tue Jun 1st 2021 Open meeting via ZOOM at 2.30 p.m.


There will also be a talk by John Pearson - ''Blessed are the Cheesemakers''.
John Pearson has spent all his working life in the Food Industry, primarily with Marks & Spencer. Since retiring in 2008 he has consulted for a number of suppliers and retailers.
He is an international cheese judge having traveled throughout Europe visiting dairies selecting dairy products for M & S. He also judges for Which? Magazine.
In 2011 he was appointed Cheese Personality of the Year by the British Cheese Board.
His talk “Blessed are the Cheesemakers” will describe some of his encounters with suppliers and impossible customers.