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 second Thursday  of every month from 7.00-9.00. Come along to participate in scholarly lectures and friendly discussions.

The 2019/2020 programme will be published soon.

The 2018/2019 programme
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

The Annual Lunch at Invercarse Hotel took place on 23 March when members and guests enjoyed a talk by Margaret Scott on the history of  The People’s Friend,  officially the oldest women’s magazine in the wired and this year celebrating its 150th anniversary. Margaret dug into social archive revealed in the pages of old editions  and explored how the lives of women have changed over the years.

image    Pictured fom left to tight are, Gunilla Hubbard, Margaret Scott, Amanda Jines and GWSEast President Rachel Marsh.

In May we were delighted to welcome 79 members of UWE and a few male guests from around Europe and beyond to Dundee where GWS hosted the 2019 University Women Europe Meet  Meet and Greet. (See News for more information)

THE SUMMER OUTING  on July 1 found members in Cambo,  in Fife. (See News for more)

Note: Last year the Literary Dinner didn’t take place , but we hope to resurrect the event in 2019 or offer an alternative. . If you wish to be part of a planning committee or just have ideas you’d like tooffer,  please get in touch.