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

Upcoming Events:

The President’s Lunch: This social event will be at the Barnhill Bowling Club on 20 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 if you wish to RSVP.

Graduate Women Scotland Outing: The national chapter is taking a tour of BBC Pacific Quay in Glasgow on 20 October. Those interested in going can contact GWS for more information at

Annual Lunch at Invercarse Hotel: Join us on 23 March for lunch and a talk from Mike Stirling of the Beano. More information on the event closer to date.

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

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)