NEW GROUPS FOR 2014-15

Session 2014-2015      New Groups

The email and contact details are available at registration  or on the documents distributed. 

ASTRONOMY (Ron Bagnall)

This new group aims to bring together local people with an interest in astronomy, to share knowledge and experience. All welcome, no telescope required. We plan to have 5 monthly day-time meetings, with occasional night-time observing sessions when conditions permit. Topics for discussion are likely to include local observing sites, astronomy software, amateur telescopes, and astrophotography. Monthly; Monday (third) 2:30 - 4:30pm; Eyemouth Community Centre.

FAMILY HISTORY "WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE" (Cath Lockett) 

Do you have an urge to find what is the true story of your ancestors, who they were, where they lived, what they did? Do you need help to start, a push in the right direction or even share what experience you have gained so far. Are our connections local or global? You will develop a 'selfie' of you and your ancestors and have some fun in the process. The group will have the assistance of Bill Stewart, Research Assistant Local/Family History Centre, Eyemouth Museum.
Fortnightly; Monday (First and third) 2:30 - 4:30pm; From 20th October; TEDDA

SOCIOLOGY - THE INDIVIDUAL, THE MARKET AND THE STATE (Gill Callaghan)

The group will consider the ideas about the role of individual, market and state that underpin policy making. It will examine views about appropriateness and balance in a range of areas such as education, health and care. Discussions could include - What is the purpose of education? How far can 'the community' be relied on to replace the state in social care?

Monthly; Wednesday (first) 2:00 - 4:00pm; Home-based.

SINGING FOR PLEASURE (Malcolm Bennett) 

For people who would like to sing more, and with others. Should not be seen as a 'Gareth Malone' type of group. Just singing a wide variety of songs - old and new-ish, of all types, for pleasure and the benefits of singing. Mostly unaccompanied.
Monthly; Wednesday (fourth) 2:00 - 4:00pm; Eyemouth Community Centre

WORLD RELIGIONS (Ranald Wylie)

This group will explore aspects of world religions especially Hindu, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Specific discussion will be tailored to the interests of group members.

Fortnightly; Friday (second and fourth) 2:00 - 4:00pm, starting Friday September 12th; Eyemouth Community Centre

 

Please note that Stella Quarry is planning to offer summer day trips in 2015. More information will be available on enrolment day.