Management Council – June 2018

The final Management Council meeting of the 2017/2018 session took place on 13th June, 2018.

The meeting considered various Office Bearer reports on recent activities including a visit to Dublin City University, the Treasure’s Financial Statement, plans for Social Outings and activities in 3Ls Clubs.

New representatives from The Architecture and Design, Spanish and Traditional Music Clubs have joined the Management Council for the new session.

3Ls Membership Renewals

3Ls Association Members are being encouraged to renew their Membership for 2018/2019 in time for the start of the new session and ahead of the Open Afternoon.

This is scheduled to take place in the Centre for Lifelong Learning on Wednesday 12th September, 2018, from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

New Honorary Patron

Emeritus Professor Donald Christie has taken up the role of Honorary  Patron of the 3Ls Students’ Association.

Professor Christie is the former Head of The School of Education at Strathclyde University and following on from a distinguished career in Education he has continued to mentor and support research students and is involved in ongoing collaboration between Strathclyde and Nanjing Normal University in China.

We look forward to working with Professor Christie who will be sure to contribute much expertise to developments in the Association.

Lesley Hart MBE

(seen here with Jim Alexander the first 3Ls President)

A special tribute was paid to Lesley Hart MBE at the AGM as she stood down from her position as Honorary Patron after 8 years.

John Parkhill explained that Lesley had played a unique role in founding, promoting and supporting the Association over its 30 year history. Most recently, she has performed her role as Honorary Patron with great skill, based on her remarkable professional career and a wealth of knowledge of the Association’s history and organisation which has been of great benefit to 3Ls Members, Management Council and Club Office Bearers.  He expressed a huge debt of gratitude to Lesley on behalf of the Association for her vision and commitment to our organisation.

President’s Charity: Glasgow Children’s Holiday Scheme

At the AGM, John Parkhill, outgoing 3Ls President presented a cheque for £4,000 to Douglas Wilson of the GCHS as a donation towards the charity, which offers caravan holidays in Wemyss Bay and Blair Atholl to disadvantaged children and families.  Mr Wilson explained that the donation would meet the costs of a caravan for 15 months allowing 100 families to enjoy a seaside holiday.  John thanked 3Ls members and Clubs for all their efforts over the year in raising an impressive sum.

3Ls Students’ Association AGM

The 29th AGM was held on Wednesday 16th May, 2018 when members attending enjoyed a buffet lunch before the meeting and a chance to enjoy the sunshine from the balcony on the roof of the McCance building. 

John Parkhill handed over the President’s Chain of Office to Diane Campbell and wished her well for her term in office.

Dublin City University Conference

John Parkhill 3Ls President and Gemma Gillliland Knowledge Exchange Project Officer, attended Dublin City University to promote the Learning in Later Life Students’ Association and Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Strathclyde Glasgow recently.

They are shortly to attend the Age Friendly University Conference on Engaging Ageing 2018 at Dublin City University along with Diane Campbell 3Ls Vice President and Alix McDonald Head of Centre for Lifelong Learning.  This will promote the 3Ls on a much wider and indeed international stage.

Further details on this conference will be advised in due course.

President’s Charity Walk: Sunday 18th March, 2018


3Ls members and friends are invited to take part in a guided Charity walk in Glasgow City Centre on the afternoon of Sunday 18 March 2018. This urban walk will feature highlights of the architectural career of Sir John James Burnet.

Participants are asked to make a minimum donation of £5 (for an individual) or £10 (for a family) towards the Glasgow Children’s Holiday Scheme, which is the President’s chosen charity for this year.

This guided walk will start at Glasgow Central Station, leaving at 11.30 am, from the tour booth inside the station, next to the Clock in the centre of the main concourse.   Our Group will follow surfaced paths and the walk will take approximately two hours, ending near Buchanan Street Underground station. Participants should dress appropriately and will require to accept responsibility for their personal safety during the event.

To take part in this fun event, please register in advance by leaving a completed booking form and your cash donation in an envelope marked with your name, at CLL Reception or the 3Ls office on floor 7 of the Centre for Lifelong Learning at 40 George Street by no later than 4.00pm on Thursday 15 March 2018.

Do encourage friends and family to join us and please feel free to make a donation even if you are not able to come along on the day!


John Parkhill

3Ls President


Registration Form – Guided Walk 18th March, 2018