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On-Line Event of the Week -  Cheltenham Science Festival  2nd to 7th June



 Full schedule and how to "attend" events here.

A Guide to highlights of the festival available in this article.


Brian Cox at The Forum Southend-on-Sea Tue 2 Jun 7:00pm - 8:00pm  YouTube; live show only

.Join physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw on a monumental journey, exploring the importance of black holes and discovering how their often quite astonishing, counter-intuitive behaviour turns our knowledge of physics on its head.





VE Day 2020

 Following events, originally transmitted on 8th May, are still available:-

  • Royal British Legion’s (RBL) VE Day 75 Livestream. The programme features stories from those who served and sacrificed, as well as recognising the difficulties people are experiencing today.
  • Concert from Royal Albert Hall featuring Katherine Jenkins. Available via this link.  Katherine sings wartime classics by Dame Vera Lynn, including The White Cliffs Of Dover and We'll Meet Again.


Learn A Language with Cornwall Libraries

 You can access over 80 free online language courses with your Cornwall Library card:  Details here

 Cornwall Library also provides members with free access to a wide range of online resources. These include electronic books, eAudiobooks, online newspapers and magazines, More details here.

Mr Motivator 

 Mr Motivator workout exercises still available to view on National U3A YouTube Channel 

Free Plays, Musicals, Classical Concerts and Operas

  A daily guide to events available via this link


   Links to other theatres and Concert Halls


Museums and Galleries

Links to Virtual Tours




Free Films



A selection of websites offering free films


  YouTube Videos

Links to Live Events, Sports, Cooking, Study, Workouts,  Music and much more.  Visit YouTube Spotlight Page 

Family History Resources



  • Free access to the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland available from  15th May  and continuing for a week, until 21 May. The Dictionary can be accessed here.
  • TheGenealogist​ is offering a free package of their most useful record sets, their image archiveand digital magazines for beginners to use for 3 months. No card details, no subscription.  Details here.
  • A large number of documents held in the British Library can currently be accessed for free. Suggest  you start here to explore.
  • Access The National Archives for free


  Virtual Garden Visits




Real Garden Visits

29th May - Lanhydrock House Grounds Now Open

Lanhydrock House May 2020

Lanhydrock House 29th May 2020.
   Image Credit:  Lindsay Southgate

Lanhydrock National Trust Grounds are now open. However, you must pre-book a timed car park space in advance. Details here.


  Other U3A Group Webpages 

Lostwithiel U3A Groups with recent updates to their webpages

Several of our groups have added extra information to their webpages;

 For Example:-


Connecting with others

  • National U3A website has a page with instructions for Keeping in Touch and staying connected with each other. see here

  • Video Calling advice sheet from BBC Radio Cornwall available via this link.

During April BT partnered with ITV  to run a series of daily tech lessons to help you and your family stay connected. Topics covered include:

Getting your business online with Jake Humphry
Digital wellbeing with Fearne Cotton
Working from home with Clare Balding
Family time online with David Walliams
Learning at home with David Walliams
Online banking with Angelica Bell
Safety online with Rochelle & Marvin Humes

  Episodes are available on-line via  Top Tips on Tech. 

On-Line Courses



A vast number of on-line courses are available. Try searching these links to find a topic of interest:-.


Local Links



Royal Voluntary Service


The RVS has set up a Virtual Village Hall with lots of information including:-

  • Creative, Arts & Crafts,
  • Recipes & Baking
  • Health, Wellbeing & Exercise
  • Something Different
  • Technology Skills

Other Links