There has been an excellent response from 3Ls members who were interested in taking part in this Oral History Project. All places on the project have now been filled and Clare McDade has expressed her thanks to those who have contacted her to date.
Watch this space for news of future volunteering opportunities.
A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by those who braved Storm Diana to attend the Interesting Antiques event at the Trades Hall last month. Gordon Foster of the Scottish Antique and Arts Centre at Doune regaled us with tales of his career as an antiques expert. He found lots of items of interest to discuss amongst objects brought by participants, many of whom shared stories about the origins of the treasures on display.
Dawn Sinclair, Senior Archivist at HarperCollins publishers delighted us with a Lunchtime Talk on 19 November when she explored the history of this famous company who celebrated their 200th Anniversary in 2018.
We heard tales of the founding Collins family, their ethos of support for employees and tales of relationships built over many decades with famous authors. We also had the chance to see a number of archive items including some first edition novels and a Christmas card sent to employees serving at the front during World War 1.
Dawn Sinclair & Diane Campbell
A group of enthusiastic 3Ls tasters enjoyed a day at the Gin & Chocolate Festival in the centre of Perth along with a chance for some early Christmas shopping.
Along the way, a tasty lunch was on offer in the convivial surroundings at the Royal George Hotel.
The 3Ls and Centre for Lifelong Learning are currently exploring volunteering opportunities for 3Ls Members and more information will be publicised soon about how you can get involved.
This month, we have been asked to invite 3Ls Members to take part in an NHS Oral History Project – either to be trained to conduct interviews or to take part as an interviewee. Training Sessions for interviewees will commence on 30th November, 2018 so do contact Claire McDade, Oral History and Public Engagement Officer – NHS at 70 if you are keen to take part.
Here is some further information from the NHS at 70 Project: –
NHS at 70 is a national programme of work supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and led by the University of Manchester.
We are collecting stories and memorabilia from people who worked and were cared for by the NHS since its creation in 1948. Marking the anniversary in 2018, NHS at 70 will be collecting stories until 2020.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to collect stories about the NHS from members of the public in and around Glasgow. Full oral history training will be provided. The Scottish Oral History Centre at the University of Strathclyde is an affiliated Scottish partner in the NHS at 70 oral history project and will provide support and host the training.
INTERVIEWEES ALSO NEEDED: Share your story:
Everybody has a story to tell about the NHS and its unique place in everyday post-war British life. Patient or volunteer? Porter or district nurse? Dentist or surgeon? Cleaner or radiographer? Ambulance driver or receptionist? Whatever your NHS story is we would love to hear it.
All the stories and memorabilia we collect will form part of the first Digital Archive<https://www.nhs70.org.uk/archive> for NHS history. Help us make that history – Contact us<https://www.nhs70.org.uk/about/contact-us> by getting in touch and sharing your story!
For more information or if you have questions contact Claire McDade. email: email@example.com.
This year the 3Ls will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary.
The association dates back to 1988 when students who had completed classes sought further opportunities to extend their learning and foster a social programme.
The idea of setting up a Students’ Association was supported and a caretaker Council worked on setting up the Association, leading to the first formal meetings in the spring of 1999.
A number of events are being programmed to mark 30 years of friendship and informal learning in 3Ls.
The varied programme of classes on offer at the Centre for Lifelong Learning commenced on Monday 1st October and there was a buzz around the building as students arrived for the 2018/2019 Session.
Students at CLL are eligible to join the 3Ls Students’ Association – do encourage your classmates to join the 3Ls if you are enjoying the benefits of Association membership!