A renowned University of Glasgow professor will visit Helensburgh to deliver a talk exploring the science of pain.

The talk will take place on Friday, February 16 at 11am in the Helensburgh Parish Church Hall - with coffee available from 10.40am.

Professor Sir Michael Bond will deliver his talk ‘My Life in Pain’ which will look into the neurological, psychological, and social aspects of pain.

Michael is the emeritus professor of Psychological Medicine at the University of Glasgow where he served as the vice principal and administrative dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

A spokesperson from the u3a said: “With a background training in neurosurgery and psychiatry he was well placed to build his clinical life and research on the study of pain.

“He has been the President of The British Pain Society and of The International Association for The Study of Pain.’”

The meeting is open to all u3a members with entry costing £2 which will go towards the cost of room hire.

The u3a is a UK-wide collection of over 1,000 charities, whose activities are generally aimed at retired or semi-retired people, who wish to share in recreational, creative, educational, or social activities.

There are more than 430,000 members across the UK – with the Helensburgh branch having more than 220 locals signed up - who have access to exclusive talks and events.

Membership of the Helensburgh branch costs £20 for individuals and £38 for couples.

Those who wish to join the group can find details on their website: www.u3asites.org.uk/helensburgh.