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Coronavirus crisis: Please note that due to the coronavirus crisis our committee have decided to cancel the April, May and June General Meetings and our AGM which is usually held at the May GM will be held later in the year TBA. Please see the Coronavirus crisis link.

The Newquay U3A General Meeting is held from 10.15 am on the second Tuesday every month (except August) at the Lane Theatre, on the outskirts of Newquay, TR8 4PX (map for Monthly Meeting). At these meetings there is an opportunity to meet up with fellow members over a free cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. There is usually a speaker, whose talk will start at 11 am in the auditorium, followed by an address by our chairman after which our committee members and group leaders will make announcements.

After you have had your refreshments, our Groups Coordinator will be running a slideshow of photos of recent events from 10:30am in the auditorium so you can see what some of our groups have been up to recently.

Please note that the Lane Theatre car park can get very full, so please park considerately. Double park where possible as most people leave at the same time. Car share with other members who live near you. 85 & 87 buses to Morrisons, just a short walk away.


For a list of our recent and forthcoming speakers please see the Speakers link or tab.


On weekdays there is usually something going on in Newquay U3A, both in the morning and in the afternoon. Some events take place in the evening and sometimes we even have something on at the weekend. There are plenty of activities to choose from, which could be physical, educational or social.

We currently have over 30 interest groups covering a variety of subjects, meeting as required in different venues or at each others' homes. These groups are organised by volunteers within Newquay U3A. Please see the "Groups" page for a full list of all our group activities. Please click on the Events Calendar tab or button for actual dates, times and contact telephone numbers.

Groups which meet every week

Mon/Wed/FriTable Tennis
WednesdayBridge for Beginners
FridayCornish Dancing
SaturdaySaturday Saunter

Below is a list of our General Meetings and forthcoming General Social Events for your diary.

All members are welcome at these events.

For all other group events and an up to date diary of ALL our events please click on the CALENDAR tab or button

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Dates for your Diary
Tue Jun 9th CANCELLED - U3A General Meeting at Lane Theatre – 10:15am for 11am Speaker: Richard Doughty from Falmouth National Maritime Museum
Tue Jul 14th U3A General Meeting at Lane Theatre – 10:15am for 11am Speaker: David Chapman (Photographer) "Where to Watch Wildlife in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly"
Tue Oct 13th U3A General Meeting at Lane Theatre - 10:15am for 11am Speaker Tony Randall, retired Crown Prosecution Service (return visit)
Tue Nov 10th U3A General Meeting at Lane Theatre – 10:15am for 11am Speaker: Richard Peirce, Conservationist (return visit);
Tue Dec 8th U3A General Meeting at Lane Theatre – 10:15am for 11am. Christmas Entertainment: Richard Browne, Entertainer
Social Events
Wed Jun 3rd



Advance notice of this very 1st National U3A Day in Volunteer Week. Time and venue TBA.

The very first national U3A Day – celebrating the learning, activity and fun that happens every day in U3As across the country – will take place on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

• raise the profile of our U3A so, collectively, there is more awareness
• help challenge negative perceptions of older adults
• invite other Third Agers to learn how U3A supports the lives of retired people

We have a Task Group of committee and non-committee members who have been investigating various different options. On the day we are planning to use the blue and yellow Newquay Land Train to advertise U3A, and our members will be active in the centre of Newquay from the Lighthouse Cinema and Piazza, all along Bank Street as far as the library, operating from 10am until 4pm. Our plan is to set up several stations along the route to meet and talk to people, and hand out leaflets about U3A. The press and radio stations etc will be invited. We would like as many of our members as possible to volunteer to help. We would need about 30 to 40 people on the day. More details will be announced next month.
Please email the Committee if you have any ideas for things we could do or would like to volunteer to take part in the day's celebrations.


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