University Retired Members' Association

Birmingham University Retired Members' Association (B.U.R.M.A)

The association, formed in 1971, has a current membership of around 120 retired members of University of Birmingham staff. Spouses are also eligible to join the group.

BURMA meets monthly between September-May for an informal lunch in a private dining room on the third floor of Staff House, followed by an illustrated talk by an invited speaker.

BURMA meetings for Spring Term 2014

The format of our meetings is a gathering for lunch in Staff House at 12.30pm followed at 2pm by a talk in room WG12 Aston Webb Building. Visitors are welcome but lunches must be booked in advance.

Wednesday 29 January 2014

          Talk by Dr Sian Roberts," Archives at the Library of Birmingham".

Wednesday 26 February 2014

          Talk by professor Colin Gough, "The Stradivarius Secret"

           An illustrated talk with musical examples.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

           Talk by Mr Clive Radford,  "Canals".

             A talk by a volunteer lock keeper at Hatton on the Grand Union Canal

Wednesday 21 May 2014

          Talk by Professor G. T. Jones, "Joseph Priestley"

If you are retired, or are about to do so, please consider joining BURMA for the opportunity to meet former colleagues and make new friends.

There is a small annual registration fee of £5 per member (£8 for joint membership).

For further information please write to BURMA Secretaries, Staff House, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT.