Walking (Strollers)

Thank you Elaine and Neil for taking us to an area we hadn’t visited before, we enjoyed the varied countryside and the long distance views.  The weather could have been better but it brightened up after we left the pub.  Our July stroll is around Clipston, for details please see our previous news post. On […]

Computers and IT – Learn about them with us!

South Leicestershire U3A and Market Harborough U3A feel it will be a good idea to join forces in forming a new interest group offering computer and IT courses.  Many of us feel rather left behind on this techno helter-skelter which seems now to be moving at break-neck speed, so with this in mind we feel […]

Local History – June meeting

On Tuesday, 21st June, twenty members of the Local History Group met at the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum.  This gem, housed in the original Group Operations Building on the site of USAAF Station 179, the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum offers a rare look at life on the top secret base of the 801st/492nd American Eighth Air Force […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 3) – June meeting

Sunday, 19th June, saw four members of Group 3 of the Singles Sunday Lunch Group meet at the Red Lion pub in Great Bowden.  Whilst the beginning of the holiday season and illnesses contributed to such a small number for this lunch it was still thoroughly enjoyable.  Good food and convivial company!  This Group (No […]

Family History

We have a trip to Southwell in July to visit the Workhouse as well as a guided tour of the Minster.  There is no meeting in August but our meeting on September 15th will feature Bernard Bowen who will update us on his WW1 Military History project charting the records of relatives of ours who […]

Walking (Half Day – Tuesday)

Hi everyone, The next walk on Tuesday, 5th July, will be a walk at Pitsford Reservoir.  Please park at the car park which is through Pitsford village overlooking the reservoir.  There is a charge of about £3 and there are toilets.  The walk will start at 10.15 am.  We will walk across the fields towards […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure

This small but friendly group meet twice a month often working on their own projects, but a few of us felt inspired recently to have a go at interpreting the SLU3A logo in their chosen medium.  You can see some of the results below. Most months we meet on the first and third Thursdays painting […]

Join a research project on computer-based mental health therapies

Here is a research project that some of you may like to know about and even take part in.  Please see the message from Matthew Bennion, via the video link and the attachment. Matthew Bennion is a mature research student based at the University of Sheffield studying how we can make computer-based mental health therapies […]

Society Today – June meeting

Our June meeting discussed the topic ‘Are our educational and training provisions adequate to ensure the UK’s place in this modern, competitive world?’ Members raised many important points:  the fluctuating standards of attainment overall in both primary and secondary sectors;  the need to improve teacher-quality;  anxiety about the programmes of studies offered;  the uneven sense […]

New Chairman needed for East Midlands U3As

The Regional Conference and AGM will take place on Monday, 19th September, at Eastwood Hall Conference Centre, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Hilary Wells is standing down as Chairman of the East Midlands Regional Representative Council at the AGM in September.  We thus need to find a replacement.  A poster is attached advertising the position together with a […]