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
19th July 2021 in Church Rooms as part of AGM
The talk planned for 19th July has been postponed. Our AGM will now take place via Zoom
Brian Fernley from South West Airfields Heritage Trust will present his talk ‘Destination Utah’ The United States Air Force in a typical English village. This talk features Upottery Airfield in Devon, and illustrates the impact of 1500 American servicemen taking up residence in a village that, even now, has a population of only 700.
September 2021 in Church Rooms
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.
November 2021 in Church Rooms
Local artist Tony Foster will be our speaker on 1st November. More details to follow.
PAST EVENTS IN 2021
5th July 2021 via Zoom
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 May 10th via Zoom Canine Partners presented 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 Monday 1st March at 2pm via Zoom our talk was 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 told us about the fun he had writing for these comedians plus 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