In 1790, German scholar Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was puzzled; eighty years later so was Charles Darwin, both wondering if people blush in the dark.  Because blushing is a social response to shame or embarrassment they, and many experts, thought it might not happen when no-one can see your face.  But now German and Dutch scientists […]

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Walking (Evening) – May meeting

The first evening walk will start in Braybrooke at 7pm on Tuesday, 16th May, and will be approximately 3.5 miles.  Full details of the walk will appear later. Other dates for our evening walks will be Thursday 22nd June, Thursday 20th July and Tuesday 1st August.  If you would like more information, do please contact […]


Join the Committee – Part 2!

The Constitution of SLU3A calls for (not more than) 15 members to be appointed annually to the Executive Committee.  The Officers – chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer – shall be appointed annually by decision of the Executive Committee at its first meeting after each Annual General Meeting. We are therefore urgently seeking a number […]


Join the Committee!

Are you lonely? Tired of working on your own? Unable to make decisions? JOIN THE COMMITTEE   You can: n     See people n     Show charts n     Feel important n     Point with a stick n     Re-invent the wheel     MEETINGS THE PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE TO WORK! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE […]


International Short Film Festival – Market Harborough

Peter Wilford from Harborough Film Makers informs us that, from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd April, Market Harborough will be hosting the International Short Film Festival at the Three Swans Hotel.  Harborough Film Makers have submitted two of their short films – ‘The Renovation of the Old Grammar School’ and ‘The Renovation of the Canal […]

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Local History – March meeting

The second meeting of the Local History group in the Main Hall at the Church, on Tuesday 21st March, proved a much smoother event than our previous one in February.  I was extremely grateful to Peter Wilford and Colin Sole from Harborough Film Makers for agreeing to come to us at the last minute when […]


Creative Writing for Fun – April meeting

Our APRIL challenge is to write two related short stories, each about 250/300 words, on any topic of your choice…  NB: Related stories! In MAY the topic is ‘A Lasting Experience’. We also have a 50-word challenge – a story in 50 words. Have a go and if the time of our meeting is inconvenient […]


Photography (Digital) – March meeting

We were pleased to welcome two new members in March.  We saw interesting photographs by members of old technology.  March also brought our joint meeting with MHU3A photography group for a talk on our cameras from which we all benefited.  The challenge for the coming months is to produce a dozen (maximum) photos on the […]

Lets Do Lunch!

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 3) – March meeting

On Sunday, 19th March, seven members of Group 3 of the Singles Sunday Lunch groups met at The Black Horse pub in Foxton.  Seated on a round table next to the window in the pub’s Conservatory, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery and lively conversation.  We are all now looking forward […]


Bridge – March meetings

We meet at the Evangelical Church in Bath Street, Market Harborough at 10am and normally play progressive rubber bridge for two hours.  Our next ‘Gentle Duplicate’ (pairs) competition will be on 2nd May.  The March winners were N/S Jan & Don Collins, E/W Ann Wood & Mary Hill tied with Pauline & Roy Dewsbery.  Our […]