Welcome to the South Leicestershire U3A Website

You can use this website to find out about and participate in the wide range of programmes and activities that we offer. Our mission is to make lifelong learning and the enjoyment of leisure time and recreational activities, through the experience of SLU3A, a reality for all members.

We have over 70 activity groups

Why not join one or more of them?

News and Views

Beginners Bridge – New Intake

10th September 2019

Would you like to learn how to play bridge? Our beginners group that meets every Friday afternoon at Little Bowden Bowls Club is starting a new intake on 20th December. Although bridge is a card game played in teams of 2 you do not need a partner to join the beginners sessions. No bridge experience […]

Christmas Lunch

6th September 2019

Hothorpe Hall

Dear All, Here are the details for this year’s Christmas Lunch which will be on Friday 13th December at Hothorpe Hall ,12 noon for 12.30pm. The cost remains the same as last year £26 per head. We have a tight reservation time-frame with Hothorpe so your kind attention to making a booking as soon as […]

COFFEE TEA & BISCUITS AT THE MONTHLY MEETING

6th September 2019

Many thanks to Linda , Christine , Liz , Melanie and a new lady member who’s name I forgot to write down , for serving and washing up , you must have enjoyed it as 3 of you have volunteered to do it again in November , many thanks . Pleased to report that 2 […]

Group Enabler

6th September 2019

Louise Elsome

2020 is certainly going to be a busy year! Mike Goldsmith’s 60s Project is planned for our October 2020 monthly meeting, which gives groups plenty time to plan and prepare. All Group Leaders have now been emailed with more details and will be sharing this with their members over the next few weeks. So far, […]

Membership Secretary

6th September 2019

I am delighted to welcome 13 new members, the largest number for several months, who have joined us in August. These include: –  Susan Clarke, Lesley Quinn, Pat Baron, Liz Wright, Sandra Barfield, Peter Craig, Susan Wellings, Leslie Wellings, Roger Armstrong, Barry Frenchman, Pat White and Peter White. I extend to them a very warm welcome […]

From the Chair

6th September 2019

HelenSalisbury

I am sure August was a busy month for many of you at this peak time of holidays and maybe catching up with family too.  In the meantime, your Committee continues to move things forward.  We are delighted to announce that we shall be making savings each month on the cost of our Newsletter: using […]

 U3A Summer School

25th August 2019

U3A Logo

It was with a mixture of excitement and trepidation that I arrived at Aston university for the National Summer school. It has been a long time since I stayed in student accomodation but was generally impressed with the organisation of the event and the conference centre which was to be our home for most activities. […]

Leicester Memory Walk

24th August 2019

Leicester Memory Walk is being held in Abbey Park on Sunday 22nd September  to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society. In Abbey Park last year just under 3,000 people walked to defeat dementia. Don’t miss out this autumn! Our events rely heavily on volunteers so if you don’t fancy walking but would like to volunteer instead […]

SAVE THE DATE!

24th August 2019

barn dance notice

As part of the 20th Anniversary of the formation of the SLU3A we are holding a Barn Dance on Saturday 16th May 2020. Please save this date to your diaries Sharon Webb    

Group enabler

4th August 2019

Louise Elsome

Thank you to all Group Leaders who attended the Workshop on 5th July. It was a very successful event with everyone taking the opportunity to share ideas. Mike Goldsmith introduced his proposal for a SLU3A project based on the 1960s – more about this in the September Newsletter. All Group Leaders have been contacted about […]

From the Chair

4th August 2019

HelenSalisbury

I am delighted to say that plans for the coming year are taking place.  Firstly, there has been some very positive response from group leaders giving their support for our 20th Anniversary celebration at the May monthly meeting in 2020.  Mike Goldsmith’s Sixties Project is to have its own outcome/s, so do please get in […]

Membership Secretary

28th July 2019

It is with great regret that I have to advise of the death of a long standing member of the SLU3A, Graham Hart. Prior, to his illness he was the Group Leader of the Badminton Group, as well as being an active member of the walking, cycling and other groups. He will be very sadly […]

Upcoming Events

  1. COUGHTON COURT and STRATFORD upon AVON

    Thu October 3
  2. Mike Storr – Masters of Mirth: A short history of the Music Hall.

    Mon October 14: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    Mon November 11: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Houses of Parliament

    Mon November 25
  5. HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

    Mon November 25