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:

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

Upcoming Events:

The President’s Lunch: This social event will be at the Barnhill Bowling Club on 21 October starting at 12.30pm. This is a relaxed, informal get together with lunch prepared by the committee, so we hope to see as many members and friends as possible. Please contact us by 12 October if you wish to RSVP.

Literary Dinner: This fundraising event will take place on 2 November at the Invercarse Hotel starting at 7pm. The cost of the ticket is £35, which includes a three course meal (with vegetarian option) and coffee. Please RSVP by 23 October.

Lunch Club: On the second Thursday between September and June some of us find time for a spot of lunch and new faces bringing new topics are always welcome.

Annual Lunch at Invercarse Hotel: Held in March, dates and speaker to be arranged.

Summer Outing: Join us for an adventurous day in June. Date and venue to be arranged.