Lostwithiel U3A hold regular open meetings every two months. The meetings are held in the Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel starting at 2pm. The meetings are divided into three parts::
The meetings give members the chance to chat to other people outside their interest groups, learn about current activities, and find out about any new groups being formed. General Meetings are ideal for new members to discover what is happening in Lostwithiel U3A.
Our next Open Meeting will take place on Monday 4th March 2019 at 2 pm in the Church Rooms Lostwithiel. The speaker will be Gillian Blake. See below for more details
Our speaker will be Gillian Blake, a Director at Arup and a leading female Civil Engineer who has worked on major infrastructure projects all over the world.
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Arup made its name in the twentieth century as the designer and engineer behind some of the world’s most ambitious structures. Today, Arup employs more than 14,000 people, in more than 34 countries.
Gillian’s career as a civil engineer with Arup has taken her from the UK to Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA, the Netherlands, India, Canada and now back to the UK. Some of her major projects include Hong Kong Station, North East Line (Singapore), Second Avenue Subway (New York), Fulton Center (New York), Heathrow Terminal 5 and Edmonton Valley Line Light Rail Project (Canada). She is currently the project manager for Euston Station, a major station project for the UK’s new High Speed 2 (HS2) line in London.
Gillian will talk about her global experiences in the design and construction of a wide range of major infrastructure projects including underground stations, tunnels, high speed rail stations, bridges and airports. Her talk is entitled “Global Infrastructure projects – Shaping a better world”
Henrietta Boex, the Curator of Falmouth Art Gallery, will be speaking about her role and art in Cornwall.
She describes her life as a series of tacks across the great sea of life and so at forty she went off to Plymouth School of Architecture to study Architectural Studies with Heritage Studies and rejoices in the fact that she was the only person ever to get this qualification from that organisation. This led to project management consultancy which led to Porthcurno Telegraph Museum where she helped deliver their new £3m museum redevelopment project. The job at Falmouth Art Gallery is her dream job and brings together the many strands of her interesting and varied life. She has one grown up son and cooks in Danish.
Matt Slater of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust will be giving a talk entitled Rockpool secrets. This will also cover the work of the Wildlife Trust marine team. Matt has loads of knowledge, experience and amusing anecdotes and will give us an entertaining illustrated talk on the subject of Crabs and other Crustaceans! Be prepared to laugh and learn.
Garry Tregida is a Cornish academic, director of the Institute of Cornish Studies based at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall, and editor of the journal Cornish Studies. He was named as a Bard of the Cornish Gorseth for services to Cornish history, taking the name "Map Rosvean" - "Son of Rosevean".
James Kittow Butcher & Grazier at Kilhallon is run by James Kittow who lives on the farm along with his wife Jane and their two children. This is a 5th generation Cornish family Butchers. Established in 1880, they have our own farm where they graze our pedigree herd of Red Rubies.