Literary Dinner 2015 – Some of our members with the authors, Dan Boothby and Elizabeth Norton.

GWS East is a friendly bunch and with regular social activities and educational events, there’s plenty of opportunities to meet, chat, and learn.


Between September and June, we meet at the Mayfield Sports Pavilion on the third Thursday of every month from 7.00-9.00. Come along to participate in scholarly lectures and friendly discussions.

Schedule of Members Meetings:
Date Speaker Topic
20 September 2018 Dr Christopher Rynn Ned the Neanderthal
18 October 2018 David Middleton Caledon at War 1939-1945
15 November 2018 Nikki Doig What lessons from Primary School inform the way we teach University
6 December 2018 Holiday Party
17 January 2019 Karen Renaud Cyber security
21 February 2019 Sue Dawson Defending our cities from rising tides
21 March 2019 Phil Lyon
Picnics in the 1930s
18 April 2019 Jeremy Howard Flaxopolis: Dundee’s trade with Russia and the Baltic
16 May 2019 Niamh NicDaeid
Smoke alarms: a code of practice’ and AGM

Upcoming Events:

Annual Lunch at Invercarse Hotel: Join us on 23 March for lunch and a talk by Margaret Scott from The People’s Friend.

UWE Meet and Greet hosted by GWS in Dundee.

Note: This year the Literary Dinner is taking a hiatus, but we do plan on resurrecting the event in 2019. If you wish to be part of a committee that plans this dinner, please get in touch.

Past Meetings and Events

21st September 2017:  Peggy Hughes (speaker) Dundee Literary Festival (topic)
19th October 2017 (EGM): Roger Illsley (speaker) James Wright Junior, early Dundee industrialist (topic)
16th November 2017: Professor Nicola Innes (speaker) Dentistry Without Drills (topic)
7th December 2017: Quiz Night
18th January 2018: Dr John Grigor (speaker) Does the Food Industry Listen to Me? (topic)
15th February 2018 (EGM): Viola Marx (speaker) Recording reactions to babies in utero (topic)
15th March 2018: Matthew Jarron (speaker) D’Arcy Thompson’s artistic connections (topic)
19th April 2018: Peter Nurick (speaker) Preparing for the V&A (topic)
17th May 2018 (AGM): Dr Gordon McDougall (speaker) The health benefits of eating berries (topic)