Membership of The Universities Retired Staff Association (URSA) which was formed in 1983, is open to retired staff (and their partners) of both the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.
The aims of the Association are to promote the fellowship and well-being of retired members of staff and to maintain their interest in University affairs.
Meetings, with a speaker, are held monthly from October to April on Tuesday afternoons at 2.15pm in the Chaplaincy Centre, 1 Bristo Square (opposite McEwan Hall).
During the session there are also three visits to local places of interest, a summer outing in June and a Christmas lunch.
There are 3 Newsletters sent out per year.
|Membership Type||Single||Joint (with Partner)|
Should you be interested in joining now or even a few years down the line, please email the Chairperson Annette Blane:
|9 Oct||'The Leprosy Mission' Gordon Brown|
|13 Nov||'Edinburgh Colonies' Rose Pipes|
|20 Nov||Visit to the Royal College of Surgeons Nicholson Street|
|4 Dec||'Herod the Great in Legend and History' Margaret Williams|
|9 Dec||University Carol Service|
|11 Dec||Christmas Lunch|
|15 Jan||'Fred: With or Without Ginger' Peter Kendrick|
|12 Feb||'On Top of a Bus' Murray Chalmers|
|12 Mar||'The Role of the Lord Lyon' The Lord Lyon, King of Arms|
|19 Mar||Visit to Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place|
|23 Apr||AGM and Re-appraisal Meeting|
|7 May||Visit to The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine, Easter Bush|
|11 Jun||Summer Outing - Venue TBA|
This article was published on Oct 9, 2012