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::
- Guest Speaker
- Lostwithiel U3A Business Matters
- Refreshments and a Chat
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.
Lostwithiel U3A Speaker programme 2021
On May 10th via Zoom Canine Partners will present an outline of their work. Canine Partners is a charity that trains dogs to bring greater independence and a better quality of life to people with disabilities. These dogs learn to perform tasks that are difficult, painful or even impossible for their partners to carry out. Dogs can be provided for people with complex disabilities such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida.
On July 5th Sarah Slater will deliver the talk "Working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace". As a Hampton Court Tour Guide, Sarah will tell us about her experiences working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace, what it is like to wander the galleries late at night in the dark, the history, stories and sightings of ghosts over the years.
On September 6th Cornwall Fire and Rescue will talk to us about the work of Cornwall Fire and Rescue service, focusing on fire safety in the home and road safety.
PAST EVENTS IN 2021
Our next event will be on Monday 1st March at 2pm via Zoom.
The talk is entitled “The Job of a Laughtime”. Brad Ashton, a TV and radio comedy scriptwriter, has written for a number of comedians including Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Frankie Howerd, Bruce Forsyth, Hylda Baker, Hattie Jacques, Bob Monkhouse and Groucho Marx. He will tell us about the fun he has had writing for these comedians and humorous back-stage stories.
Our first Open Meeting of 2021 was held on Monday 1st February at 2pm via Zoom.
Rebecca Smith spoke about the History and Work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
If you missed the talk or would like so see it again, then it is available via YouTube.
Direct link to YouTube: https://youtu.be/lOKceyy32FU