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Open Meetings

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 2020 




Monday 2nd March 2020

Ian Gasper - "Patagonia, Landscape and wildlife"

Ian is a former head teacher and much travelled individual. He has volunteered with VSO twice, in Ethiopia and Nigeria.  He is an experienced speaker, having entertained many groups with his wonderfully illustrated talks.


Monday 4th May 2020

Elen Thomas - Fire and Road Safety Advisor, Cornwall Fire & Rescue

Elen will discuss the work of Cornwall fire and rescue service, focusing on fire safety in the home and road safety. We will also hear of the role of Jack Wellington, Lostwithiel's Tri-service officer. 


Monday 6th July 2020

Tony Foster - a local artist 

Tony's art celebrates the wild beauty of nature. Over the past decade he has invited leading scientists, writers, environmentalists and mountaineers to nominate a beautiful wild place in the world. He has painted in many regions, from the remote jungles of Borneo to desert sands in Chile.

Travelling slowly - on foot or by canoe or raft, and carrying his painting and camping equipment he makes his paintings in response to what he finds on his journeys.

He lives in Tywardreth and specialises in watercolours.


Monday 7th September 2020

‘The History and Work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.’, Rebecca Smith

Looking at the work of the CWGC over the last 100 years and what they do both at home and abroad to maintain the graves and memorials for almost 1.7 million men and women who fought in WW1 and WW2.


Monday 2nd November 2020

Andrew Banner,  a Lostwithiel resident, is a Surveyor specialising in historic buildings. He works for the National Trust.
The talk is likely to focus on smaller, lesser known National Trust properties.