Presidents Charity Walk – Sunday 19th November, 2017

3Ls members are invited to take part in a Charity walk alongside the Forth & Clyde Canal, starting from Maryhill Burgh Hall, on the afternoon of Sunday 19 November 2017.


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 Maryhill Burgh Hall, leaving at 1.00 pm.  Organised groups will walk along the route, following mainly surfaced paths alongside the Forth & Clyde Canal. The estimated time to complete the walk will be one and a half hours. 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 noon on Thursday 17 November 2017.


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 for Canal Walk- 19 November 2017


Daytime Programme Open Afternoon, Wednesday 13th September, 2017

Daytime Programme Open Afternoon

Wednesday 13th September, 2017

1.30pm – 3.30pm


An informal Open Afternoon will be held in the Centre for Lifelong Learning to introduce students to the wide range of learning, social and cultural activities on offer in addition to formal classes.


Jointly hosted by the Centre for Lifelong Learning and the Learning in Later Life Students’ Association (3Ls), the Open Afternoon will feature displays, class advice and talks, including the chance to find out more about the Students’ Association’s many clubs.

Annual Bastille Day Pétanque Competition

Members of the French Club attended the annual Bastille Day Pétanque Competition held by the Glasgow Branch of the Franco-Scottish Society.


Despite being warmly welcomed, attending the déjeuner afterwards and Jim McLean being one of the winners, more practice will be required for l’année prochaine!


Est-ce qu’il entre ou sort?


La France


Toutes les équipes


Les gagnants

President’s Charity

This year’s President’s charity is the Glasgow Children’s Holiday Scheme, who for 60 years have provided holidays for disadvantaged children and families from the Greater Glasgow area.


Ideas for fund-raising activities will be welcome from 3Ls Clubs and members throughout the year.

AGM 2017

The 28th Association AGM took place on 24th May 2017, and John Parkhill, 3Ls President and other Office Bearers reported on activities which had taken place during the 2016/7 session.


Discussion took place on various details in the Annual Accounts and it was agreed that the Management Council would review AGM arrangements at their next meeting.


The meeting also agreed to new appointments: Diane Campbell was elected as Vice President and Carl Bow will join the Management Council.

Launch of the Age-Friendly Academy

The Age-Friendly Academy is now live on the Centre for Lifelong Learning website so please do take a look:

There is also a Twitter page for the Age-Friendly Academy, so if you do use Twitter please do follow them and help build their profile:



Some of the Speakers at the Launch of the Age-Friendly Academy



Some 3Ls students attending the launch of The Age-Friendly Academy led by the Centre for Lifelong Learning



Notice of the 3Ls 28th Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 24th May, 2017

McCance Lecture Theatre

Level 3

McCance Building

16 Richmond Street

Glasgow  G1 1XQ


Members are invited to attend the above Annual General Meeting.

Light refreshments will be available in the Conservatory in the McCance Building from 12noon.

The AGM will commence at 1.00pm, with an anticipated finish time at 3.00pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Wednesday 24th May, 2017.


If you are wishing to attend, and to assist with catering, please advise us of your attendance by 10th May, 2017 via an email to or by telephone at 0141 548 4387.