We have a monthly speaker meeting, held on the 1st Thursday of the month. Doors open at 9.30am (coffee available until 10.15am) and the talk begins at 10.30am.

Dates and Speakers for 2023/4 Monthly Meetings

Thursday 7th December – St Austell u3a “Christmas Extravaganza”

Thursday 4th January – Membership Renewals (No Speaker)

Thursday 1st February – “The Treasures of Lanhydrock” by Paul Holden.

Paul Holden, FSA, is a freelance architectural historian, lecturer and writer. He was Chairman of the Cornish Buildings Group between 2010 and 2018 and editor of Celebrating Pevsner: the proceedings of the 2015 Cornish Buildings Group conference (2017). Other notable works include The Lanhydrock Atlas (2010) and The London Letters of Samuel Molyneux (2011). Paul is an editor for Architectural Historian, a member of the Faculty Advisory Group of Truro Cathedral, a Council member of the Cornish Buildings Group and reviewer for the Royal Society, the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Thursday 7th March – Talk by Shelter Box

An International charity who are based in Truro . They provide shelter equipment in disaster areas.  https://shelterbox.org/

Thursday 4th April – “The Psychology Underlying the Political Choices Voters Make.” by Ian Mitchell

We generally assume that individuals form their political affiliations through a process of rational reflection on key life experiences. This talk will challenge such assumptions and, instead, advance the argument that voting intentions simply reflect the basic way that our brains are wired up.

Thursday 2nd May Little Harbour Children Hospice” by Nikki Harris

Many members will be aware of the excellent Children’s Hospice on the Porthpean Road . it’s a fantastic facility doing marvellous work .

Thursday 6th June – “From Walks to Novels” – The Literary Inspiration of Cornwall by Sue Kittow

Sue Kittow is a freelance journalist, poet and author of four unusual books on Cornish walks. https://www.suekittow.com

Thursday 4th July“The History of Cornwall” by Micheal Bunny  

We meet at the St Austell Art Centre, Truro Road, St Austell PL25 5HJ