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25th January 2021

The National Office Newsletter for January 2021 has been published. Read it online here.

A pdf version of the newsletter is available via this link -  https://bit.ly/3ch5Bip


20th January 2021

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This  email, about a national creative arts competition for older people, was recently received by Lostwithiel U3A


Subject: King Lear Prizes 

Dear Lostwithiel  Area U3A, 

I’m writing to you from the King Lear Prizes, the national creative arts competition for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to inform you about the latest round of the competition, which has just opened to entries, and is running from January to March 2021.

Your U3A members may be interested in hearing about the competition, which is specifically for amateurs and beginners who are over the age of 65. 

The competition accepts entries in poetry, real stories (short stories from people’s lives), art and musical performance, and there are over £2,000 of prizes on offer. The winners will be picked by our panel of expert judges including Gyles Brandreth and Julian Lloyd Webber.

For more info and how to enter, please take a look at our website: www.kinglearprizes.org.uk

If you think some of your members might be interested in taking part, please do share this information with them. It’s a great creative project for people to get stuck into particularly during this lockdown, and it’s an opportunity for your members to improve their creative skills.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Very best wishes

Chris Bland
General Manager  King Lear Prizes

chris AT kinglearprizes.org.uk



2nd January 2021


Watch a New Years Day Message from u3a CEO Sam Mauger.  It was released in a special u3a Newsletter Express. Sign up to receive u3a national newsletter in 2021 and share the latest news from across the movement.


1st January 2021

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The U3A Office has published a Christmas Newsletter and a New Year Newsletter.

Read Xmas Newsletter here and New Year Newsletter here

20th December 2020

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The National Office Newsletter for December has been published. Read it online here.

A pdf version of the newsletter is available via this link - https://bit.ly/2Tuzgda


27th November 2020


The U3A Radio Podcast is made by a team of U3A members with experience in radio – Nick Bailey, Ela Watts and Peter Clift– who structure the episode, conduct and record the interviews and put it all together to create the final product.

In this episode, there are interviews on creative writing, opera and much more.