Session 2015-2016 ARTS, CULTURE & LANGUAGES
Contact emails/phone numbers are listed in the activity sheets/lists obtained during registration. (All venues will depend on numbers enrolling).
ASTRONOMY (Ron Bagnall)
This group aims to bring together local people with an interest in astronomy, to share knowledge and experience and get to know our night sky. We plan to have 5 monthly day-time meetings and some night-time observing sessions. Topics covered will depend on the interests of group members but are likely to include simple theory, some history of astronomy, astronomy software, amateur telescopes, internet resources, satellites and astrophotography. We will also arrange a visit to a local observatory.
BOOK GROUP 1 (Pat Oldale)
Monthly; Thursday (fourth); 2:00 - 4:00pm; Home-based
BOOK GROUP 2 (Cath Lockett)
Monthly; Wednesday (third); 10:00 -12:00noon; Home-based
BOOK GROUP 3 - Themed Book Club (Irene Mowat)
This year we will be reading books by 20th century European authors (in translation), concentrating on the Balkans and the Baltic countries and trying to learn some culture and history of each country. Come and join us for good discussion, good fun and good learning - all the things U3A promises.
Monthly; Friday (third); 2:00 - 4:00pm; Home-based
CLASSICS IN TRANSLATION (Ian Goldsack)
Weekly; Monday 10:15 - 11:45am; Home-based
FRENCH CONVERSATION (George Russell)
Weekly; Tuesday 2:30 - 4:30pm; starting Tuesday 29th September; Ayton Village Hall
GAELIC (Alan St Clair)
Weekly; Monday 2:30 - 4:30pm; Home-based
MORE WORLD RELIGIONS (Ranald Wylie)
We seek to continue to gain a better understanding of a variety of widespread religious beliefs and practices.
PLAY READING (Louise Goldsack)
Fortnightly; Tuesday (first and third) 10:30 -12:00 noon; ECC
POETRY GROUP (Jenny Proctor)
Fortnightly; Tuesday (second and fourth) 10:00 -11:30am; Home-based
UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BODY (Kath Payne)
An informal programme designed as a basic introduction to human anatomy, with a view to discovering how the body works, how it is formed and how it can sometimes go wrong. We will explore some basic medical terminology along with modern treatment and preventative methods. As well as gaining an understanding of how amazing our bodies are, an added bonus will be the additional knowledge gained for pub quizzes and crosswords! Returning members welcome!
Fortnightly from October; Wednesday (second and fourth) 2:00 - 3:30pm; Eyemouth Community Centre