We are a U3A Group located in South East Cornwall drawing our members mostly from Lostwithiel and the surrounding areas of Lerryn, Lanlivery, East and West Taphouse, Bodmin and Fowey.
U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.
U3As are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers. Local U3As are learning cooperatives who draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.
Lostwithiel and Area U3A was formed in early 2013. The Group is run by an Executive Committee and each activity group is facilitated by a Co-ordinator. Anyone can set up a group. Resulting from a very successful launch launch meeting held in January 2013, about 20 groups have been formed. Meetings are either held in members' homes or local halls.
In addition to group activities a regular open meeting is also held, in which a speaker is invited to give a talk to the whole U3A.
There is no limit to the number of groups you can attend. The Annual Subscription is £15.00, Depending upon the nature of the group meeting, there may be small additional charge to cover room hire and refreshments. More details about Lostwithiel U3A are contained in our constitution. (The constitution may also be downloaded by following this link.)
Image of St Bartholomew's Church Tower derived from an original by Tadie88 (CC licence)
The National U3A sends out a magazine called 'Third Age Matters' five times a year. Members are sent a copy direct to their home address.
We have access to a wide range of information from the U3A Resource Centre. Slides, audiocassettes, DVDs and videos are available on the following subjects - Architecture, Art, Biography, Environment & Transport, Gardening, Geography & Travel, Health & Exercise, History, Family History & Archaeology, Languages & Foreign Films, Literature & Poetry, Music (Classical, Opera, Ballet & Jazz), Philosophy & Psychology, Photography, Recreation, Religion, Pure Science, Natural Science. If you would like to see lists of these resources or discuss further please call Veronica Ashworth on 01208 873397