18th February 2020
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.
Open 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.
Image: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. (Wikimedia Public Domain work)
17th February 2020
The February 2020 Lostwithiel U3A newsletter may be read here .
The newsletter includes information about our Open Meeting on March 2nd, which includes a talk about Patagonia.
15th February 2020
The February U3A Newsletter, published by National Office, can be read at http://eepurl.com/gSPZbb
23rd January 2020
The January National U3A Newsletter is now available via http://eepurl.com/gP4IND
17th January 2020
image credit:Donald Macauley CC BY-SA 2.0
The first Photography Group field trip of 2020 takes place on Thursday 23rd January to Davidstow Airfield and on to Roughtor to capture the murmurations. Further details are on the Photography Group page of this website
7th January 2020
Do you play Chess? Or would you like to learn to play Chess? One of our members, David, has proposed setting up a new Interest Group to meet regularly. David is more than happy to teach beginners, and would also welcome experienced players who want to enjoy a friendly environment. If you would be interested in getting together to discuss this possible new group then please get in touch via our CONTACT FORM to be added to the list. (There is no requirement to select a Group on the Contact Form.)
David will then contact you to arrange an initial meeting in due course.
16th December 2019
14th December 2019
5th December 2019
The latest National U3A Newsletter is now available via this link
23rd November 2019
The latest edition of our newsletter was emailed to members on 23rd November.
A copy of the newsletter may be read on-line at BY CLICKING HERE
7th November 2019
Lostwithiel University of The Third Age Photography Group is holding an exhibition of members' work at Shire Hall, Mount Folly, Bodmin, PL31 2DQ, from Mon 25th to Friday 29th November and from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th December. The exhibition is open from 9am to 2pm.
There will be over 70 images on display from 17 different photographers covering a wide variety of genres.
4th November 2019
Here is the interview with Adam Henson mentioned by James Kittow during his talk today.
22nd October 2019
The latest edition of our newsletter was emailed to members on 22nd October.
A copy of the newsletter may be read on-line at BY CLICKING HERE
8th October 2019
Our next Open Meeting will take place on Monday 4th November 2019 at 2 pm in the Church Rooms Lostwithiel. Our speaker will be James Kittow.
James Kittow Butcher and Grazier at Kilhallon is run by James Kittow who lives on the farm along with his wife Jane and their two children. This is a 5th generation Cornish family Butchers. Established in 1880, they have their own farm where they graze a pedigree herd of Red Rubies. James will tell us about the history of the family and plans for the future.
14th August 2019
The next Open Meeting is on 2nd September 2019. Our speaker will be Garry Tregidga telling us about the history of The Cornish National Anthem.
All members have been sent a copy of August Newsletter via email or post / hand delivery earlier this month. Please contact the secretary if you have not received your copy.
Rosie Smith is the new Point of Contact for the Lunch Group. Thanks to Dorothy Hancock for all her work over several years.
Recent updates to the following group pages - Creative Writing, French, Garden Visits, iPadders, Lunch Group, Photography, Science, Strollers,Theatre and Wine Appreciation.
19th July 2019
All previous copies of the Photography Group Newsletter may now be read on-line
Although several groups have taken a summer break, there have been recent updates to the following group pages. - Bird Watching, Photography, Poetry, Strollers,Theatre, Walking and Wine Appreciation.
26th June 2019
News about our AGM and July Open Meeting available on this page
There are a few places available in our Bridge Group
Recent updates to the following group pages. - Art Appreciation, Bird Watching, Bridge, Computing, Family History, French, Lunch Group, Photography, Science, Strollers, Theatre Strummers Ukulele Group, Walking and Wine Appreciation.
12th May 2019
The U3A National Office email newsletter for April may be read here.
The Non - Fiction Reading Group is no longer operating.
Recent updates to the following group pages - Art2Start, Bird Watching, Computing, Creative Writing, Cycling, French, Garden Visits, iPadders, Photography, Science, Strollers, Theatre and Walking .
31st March 2019
The U3A National Office email newsletter for March may be read here.
The new Art2Start Group has got off to a flying start. Find out more on this page
Recent updates to the following group pages. - Bird Watching, Computing, Cycling, French, Garden Visits, Lunch Group, Photography, Poetry, Science, Strollers, Theatre, Walking and Wine Appreciation.
17th February 2019
The U3A National Office email newsletter for January may be read here.
The next Open Meeting is on 4th March 2019. Details on this page
Recent updates to the following group pages. - Art2Start, Bird Watching, Computing, French, Garden Visits, Lunch Group, Photography, Strollers, Theatre, Walking and Wine Appreciation.
20th March 2018
News from around the country available in the March Head Office Newsletter available via this link
6th March 2018
Resulting from the satisfaction survey conducted at the start of the year, various members have suggested there may be interest in forming the following new groups:-
Archaeology, Architecture, Art/ Drawing, Astronomy, Badminton, Boating (kayaks, small inflatables), Book Group/ Literature, Crafts, Lace Making, Musical Appreciation, Knitting Group, Philosophy, Spanish
If you are interested in setting up any of these groups then, in the first instance, please phone our Groups Co-ordinator Brenda Mead on 01503 220647. When prompted please say "U3A Inquiry."
13th February 2018
26th January 2018
U3A Head Office have recently launched a new website known as U3APlus which aims to help, support and advise U3As to ensure that all their members can access the informal learning and activities in their U3As, regardless of impairment or disability.
More information about U3APlus, events being held in London, regional schools and news from around the country are included in the latest Head Office Newsletter available via this link
11th December 2017
This month's "Perseverance Award" goes to members of our Non-Fiction Reading Group who have just completed reading a 700 page book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty" Apparently vast amounts of cake were consumed to celebrate! Find out more about the book.
Updates recently made to the following groups:- Computing, Cycling, Family History, French, Non-Fiction Reading Group, Photography, Science, Strollers, Ukulele Fun, Wine Appreciation and Walking.
The December 2017 printed version of the Lostwithiel U3A Newsletter has been sent to all members without email. The newsletter can be accessed via this link.
Don't forget our Photography Exhibition opens on 18th December. See front page of website for more details.
The December newsletter from U3A HQ is now avaialble. CLICK HERE
26th November 2017
Advance information about our Photography Exhibition added to front page of website.
The latest newsletter from U3A HQ is now avaialble. CLICK HERE
10th October 2017
U3A Head Office has recently moved from Bromley to central London. The new address is U3A National Office, The Third Age Trust, 52 Lant Street, London SE1 1RB. The phone number remains unchanged (020 8466 6139 Mon to Fri 09.30 to 16.30)
18th September 2017
The National U3A Website has recently been redesigned and now includes a regular Newsletter. As well as an email edition, an online version may be viewed via this link
23rd August 2017
The August Newsletter was emailed to members on 22nd August. An online version may be viewed via this link
8th May 2017
Email with more information about forthcoming AGM distributed to all members on May 8th. The email can be read on-line via this link.
Third Age Trust have circulated results from a Governance Consultation Survey. Read on-line via this link.
A Copy of the new Interest Group Events Sheet has been added to the Group Contacts Page
18th April 2017
Email about committee roles distributed to all members on March 30th. The email can be read on-line via this link.
Calling Notice for 2017 AGM was circulated to all members on 16th April. Read on-line at this link.