U3A in Scotland Summer School 2020

The next Summer School will be held from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th August 2020 at Stirling Court Hotel, on the beautiful campus of Stirling University.

Stirling in easily accessible by road, rail and bus. Stirling Court Hotel can reached by a short bus or taxi journey from the rail or bus station. Free parking is available.

Accommodation will be in a choice of ensuite accommodation at the Stirling Court Hotel and at Willow Court (University Guest Accommodation on campus).

Participants choose one topic to study, in a group, for the two half-days and one full day of the Summer School. A provisional programme is available from a link on this page.

Subject to demand we plan to offer the following courses:

Ancient Civilisations of Mesoamerica: Olmec, Maya and Aztecs: Prof. Maria Chester, East Berwickshire U3A

Creative Writing: on Writing Short Stories: Gilly Beckett, East Berwickshire U3A

Exploring Poetry: Peter Holmes, Forth Valley U3A

Immunology - Our Immune System: Friend or Foe?: Prof. David I Stott, Bearsden and Milngavie U3A

The 1820 Radical Rising in Scotland: Irene Scullion, Glasgow West End U3A and Helen Glassford, Paisley U3A.

Please follow the link on this page for outlines of each of the courses.

Bookings are now open!

Bookings for Summer School 2020 are now open. Please follow the link on this page to download the booking form and booking notes. Please read the booking notes and details of courses and tutors before completing your booking form with your choice of course. The booking notes give further information about the accommodation for full board residential packages. Please read the booking notes carefully before giving your choice of accommodation on your booking form.


If you have sent in a booking or payment and not received confirmation within a week, please contact Susan Tester: