LATEST NEWS - Brief Updates

10th May 2018

Our Latest Newsletter, containing information about our AGM and Open Meeting which includes a talk about BBC Radio, was emailed to members on 16th April. It may be read on-line via THIS LINK

Recent updates to the following groups - Bird Watching, Computing, Cycling, Family History, French, Garden Visits, Photography, Poetry, Science, Strollers, Ukulele Strummers, Walking, and Wine Appreciation.

10th April 2018

Recent updates to the following groups - Computing, Family History, French, Garden Visits, Lunch Group, Non-Fiction Reading Group, Photography, Strollers, Walking, and Wine Appreciation.

Proposals for a new Tapestry Weaving Group have been added to front page of website.

Following the results of our Questionnaire in February, some members indicated that they would like to have a social event in the month when we do not hold our General Meeting.

We are holding a coffee morning on Monday, 11th June 2018 at 10.30 a.m. in the Community Cafe to discuss ideas for such events. Kernow forno, who run the cafe, are happy for us to use the cafe on this occasion, free of charge and would hope that members will buy coffee etc.

Plese bring along ideas and indicate if you are interested in joining us on 11th June.

Do not forget our AGM on Monday 21st May. 2pm in Church Rooms.

20th March 2018

Recent updates to the following groups - Computing, Family History, Non-Fiction Reading Group, Photography, Poetry, Theatre, Ukulele Fun and Walking.

News from around the country available in the March Head Office Newsletter available via this link

6th March 2018

Recent updates to the following groups - Computing, Cycling, French, Photography, Strollers, Wine Appreciation and Walking.

Resulting from the satisfaction survey conducted at the start of the year, various members have suggested there may be interest in forming the following new groups:-

Archaeology, Architecture, Art/ Drawing, Astronomy, Badminton, Boating (kayaks, small inflatables), Book Group/ Literature, Crafts, Lace Making, Musical Appreciation, Knitting Group, Philosophy, Spanish

If you are interested in setting up any of these groups then, in the first instance, please phone our Groups Co-ordinator Brenda Mead on 01503 220647. When prompted please say "U3A Inquiry."

13th February 2018

Recent updates to the following groups - Art Appreciation, Bird Watching, Computing, Family History, French, Garden Visits, Non-Fiction Reading Group, Strollers, Theatre Group, Wine Appreciation and Walking.

Our Privacy Policy has been updated and a new Data Protection Policy added to website.

26th January 2018

Recent updates to the following groups - Computing, French, Photography, Scrabble, and Walking.

U3A Head Office have recently launched a new website known as U3APlus which aims to help, support and advise U3As to ensure that all their members can access the informal learning and activities in their U3As, regardless of impairment or disability.

More infomation about U3APlus, events being held in London, regional schools and news from around the country are included in the latest Head Office Newsletter available via this link

13th January 2018

Art Appreciation Group have an extensive programme for 2018 including a three day visit to London Galleries planned for Tuesday 24th April to Thursday 26th April. See their webpage for more details.

The Forward Planning Department of the Garden Visits Group have also been busy. There are 13 visits planned for 2018, including a three day visit to The RHS Cardiff Spring Flower Show in April. Again See their webpage for more details.

Updates recently made to the following groups:- Computing, Cycling, Family History, French, Lunch Group, Non-Fiction Reading Group, Photography, Science, Strollers, Theatre, Ukulele Strummers, Wine Appreciation and Walking.

14th December 2017

Carol Randall, a member of Liskeard U3A, has contacted our secretary about her new initiative aiming to enhance wellness in later life in Cornwall by bringing together businesses and organisations who are providing housing and community related products and services to people in later life in Cornwall. It is called Willow (Wellness in Later Life Opportunity Workshop). More information available on Carol's website.

Lostwithiel U3A, together with hundreds of other organisations throughout the UK, have been contacted by Shiver Productions, a TV Company, who are proposing to make a programme called 'Gran Knows Best' They are looking for grandparents who have 3 or more adult (18+) grandchildren who they would like to spend more time with. A copy of their email available here.

11th December 2017

This month's "Perseverance Award" goes to members of our Non-Fiction Reading Group who have just completed reading a 700 page book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty" Apparently vast amounts of cake were consumed to celebrate! Find out more about the book.

Updates recently made to the following groups:- Computing, Cycling, Family History, French, Non-Fiction Reading Group, Photography, Science, Strollers, Ukulele Fun, Wine Appreciation and Walking.

The December 2017 printed version of the Lostwithiel U3A Newsletter has been sent to all members without email. The newsletter can be accessed via this link.

Don't forget our Photography Exhibition opens on 18th December. See front page of website for more details.

The December newsletter from U3A HQ is now avaialble. CLICK HERE

26th November 2017

Updates recently made to the following groups:- Computing, Cycling, French, iPadders, Photography, Theatre and Walking.

Advance information about our Photography Exhibition added to front page of website.

The latest newsletter from U3A HQ is now avaialble. CLICK HERE

5th November 2017

The Ukulele Workshop Group has been formed recently. More information available via This Link

Updates recently made to the following groups:- Computing, Cycling, French, Family History, Garden Visits, Lunch Group, Poetry, Photography, Strollers, Ukulele, Wine Appreciation and Walking.

If you are planning a visit to London later in the year there are a couple of U3A Christmas Concerts that may be of interest. Click here for more details.

Unfortunately our Spanish Group is still not running. However, if you are interested in learing Spanish, Cornwall Council are arranging Spanish plus several other courses in Lostwithiel Community Centre.

All members of Lostwithiel U3A were sent a copy of our latest newsletter on 26th October. A copy is available to be read on-line.

10th October 2017

Updates recently made to the following groups:- Art Appreciation, Bridge, Computing, Cycling, French, Garden Visits,iPadders, Lunch Group, Photography, Scrabble, Strollers, Ukulele, Wine Appreciation and Walking.

U3A Head Office has recently moved from Bromley to central London. The new address is U3A National Office, The Third Age Trust, 52 Lant Street, London SE1 1RB. The phone number remains unchanged (020 8466 6139 Mon to Fri 09.30 to 16.30)

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18th September 2017

Updates recently made to the following groups:- Cycling, Family History, French, Garden Visits, Lunch Group, Non-Fiction Reading Group, Photography, Strollers, Theatre, and Walking.

Details about Open meeings planned for 2018 have been added to website .

The National U3A Website has recently been redesigned and now includes a regular Newsletter. As well as an email edition, an online version mey be viewed via this link

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23rd August 2017

Updates recently made to the following groups:- Computing, Creative Writing, Cycling, French, Garden Visits, Lunch Group, Photography, Science, Scrabble, Strollers, and Walking.

Details about Open meeing on 4th September have been added to website .

The August Newsletter was emailed to members on 22nd August. An online version mey be viewed via this link

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25th May 2017

Contact details for new committee have been added to the website. Follow this link.

Brief report and minutes from AGM held on 5th May 2017 have been added to the website.

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8th May 2017

Email with more information about forthcoming AGM distributed to all members on May 8th. The email can be read on-line via this link.

Third Age Trust have circulated results from a Governance Consultation Survey. Read on-line via this link.

A Copy of the new Interest Group Events Sheet has been added to the Group Contacts Page

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18th April 2017

Email about committee roles distributed to all members on March 30th. The email can be read on-line via this link.

Calling Notice for 2017 AGM was circulated to all members on 16th April. Read on-line at this link.

Significant news items from 2016

Information about Public and Products Liability Insurance FAQs added to website.

Info for Group Contacts page updated to include Insurance Cover Note for 2016. Also the link the Expenses Claim Form had been displayed more prominently,

If you are considering a free on-line course there are a vast number available via the Future Learn website. There ie even a course about Getting Started with Online Learning .

U3A Head Office have updated advice about use of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). There are a vast number of high quality on-line courses available for free. Check out this website for more information.


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