South West U3A Region


From Penzance U3A to U3A Groups in West Cornwall
Trustee Training with Jill Nichols, SW Trustee
Our Committee is now mainly comprised of new members, so we are arranging an afternoon for an induction into our Trustee responsibilities.
We would like to open up this opportunity to new Committee members of other local groups.
The room can take an extra twenty people, beyond our own number, so please let me know, as soon as possible to ensure a place is available. A contribution of £1.50 is requested towards the cost of the room.
Those attending need to be familiar with the Constitution and The Charity Commission Guidance ‘The Essential Trustee’.
Date: Monday 3rd February 2020
Time: 1.15 for 2pm start. Expected finishing time: 4pm
Venue: Hypatia Trust, Ground Floor, The Regent, 54 Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AE
(Access: Side entrance on Custom House Lane; first door on the left)
Looking forward to developing local links
Diana Wayne, Chair of Penzance U3A
Contact details: 01736 350682 dianawayne0@

Special Interest Day ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Futures’ on May 5th
U3A in Kennet on behalf of the Bath and Wiltshire Network is organising this at Marlborough College. The general theme is with four talks on different aspects. The accompanying ‘flyer’ and programme provides information. For more details and a registration form please email
Study Day May 5th

A very successful Study Day organised by U3A Committee member June Brown and her husband Keith was
held at the Honiton Community College on November 2nd 2019. The focus of the day was the very beautiful and
mysterious area of DARTMOOR. Three expert Speakers spoke about their particular interest in and knowledge
of this area.For full report see link.

Honiton Study Day lecturers

Dr Lee Bray, Stephen Holly, Simon Dell MBE

Exeter Communications Workshop
Exeter Communications Workshop 50 delegates gathered, from more than 25 U3A’s, for this very up to date, interesting participative workshop presented by Susie Berry and Denise Jones. There were delegates from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, everyone contributing to raise our understanding of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Culm Valley U3A inaugural meeting on the 5th September in Willand Village Hall
Culm Valley Inaugral Meeting
Left to right
Peter Morris, chairman, 94, veteran of bomber command, Frances Berry Trust Volunteer and Marion Clements ex vice chairman Third age trust
Culm Valley U3A has arrived

Report about Nottingham Conference.
Thoughts about the U3A Conference 2019 Nottingham by Frances Berry. See the link on the right.

U3A Finance Workshop see link to notes.
You will see that at item 27, there is a request for consideration at National level of alternatives to Charitable status, in the interests of reducing the workload of treasurers and group leaders.