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

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News and Views

Happy Memories from SLU3A

2nd November 2021

It’s a ‘break’ – never a holiday Peter Ellement started the All Day Walking group shortly after moving to Market Harborough and joining the slu3a.  Before long he and Janet suggested a short walking break for regular walkers.  They would visit their chosen area to work out suitable walks and discover local B&Bs and pubs which members could […]

National U3A High Street Project

1st November 2021

National U3A High Street Project 2021 Progress Report In September 2020 a team of volunteers from SLU3A and MHU3A began their participation in a national U3A project recording shops and empty premises across the UK with a view to assessing the impact of Covid on our high streets. In September 2021 our local project team […]

Speaker Coordinator

31st October 2021

Liz Brett

Our next Monthly Meeting on Monday 8th November will be the last of the year with a speaker.  Christine Green, worked for some years as a set designer for the BBC, hence the name of her talk, ‘Working for Auntie’. Christine describes herself as a designer maker, having been arty from an early age. She […]

Group Enabler

31st October 2021

Louise Elsome

Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, SLu3a is in a good position with most of our groups now in action and ready to transition to Harborough Welland u3a in January 2022. To support SL and MH Group Leaders with this, we are running a Group Leaders’ Workshop on Tuesday 7th December and I hope […]

From the Chair

31st October 2021

HelenSalisbury

Here is the latest news on the new Harborough Welland u3a. Members should have received an email  with this information Back in the summer members voted on the idea of creating a brand new u3a in Market Harborough and the surrounding area. We are soon to make this a reality. Harborough Welland u3a will come […]

Membership Secretary

31st October 2021

The 40th Anniversary u3a Diaries for 2022 that we were able to obtain have now all been sold.    The current membership now stands at 688, an increase of 13 from the previous month.    I am delighted to welcome all the new and returning members, who joined us over the last month.  Among these new members are Gerald […]

Stories from Brittany 3: Mike Goldsmith

30th October 2021

Stories from Brittany 3: Mike Goldsmith The stories here concentrate on food and drink and on old Bony, as Napolean Bonaparte is generally known by the British. Let’s start with old Bony. We think of him as a  militaristic warlord who bestrode Europe in the late 18th and early 19th century until meeting defeat, first […]

2022 u3a Diaries SOLD OUT

25th October 2021

We regret to advise that we have sold out of the 2022 u3a Diaries. Ian Webb Vice Chair & Membership Secretary

Membership Secretary

5th October 2021

The current membership now stands at 675, an increase of 34 from the previous month and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support. I am delighted to welcome all the new and returning members, who joined us over the last month.  Among these new members are Joyce de Borde Barker, Don West, […]

Group Enabler

5th October 2021

Louise Elsome

As summer holidays and outings come to an end and Autumn approaches, many of us are meeting up to enjoy u3a activities indoors as well as out. Although Zoom has been an asset during the past year and a half, nothing beats real social contact with others! Most venues have opened up now and everyone […]

From the Chair

5th October 2021

Helen Salisbury - Chair

It certainly feels as if life is beginning to return to normal with more groups meeting up and our first monthly meeting having taken place with plans afoot to trial hybrid meetings (working with Market harborough u3a) so that we can continue to meet with members in new ways.  Although I was on holiday at […]

Speaker coordinator

5th October 2021

Liz Brett

Lovely to welcome back more than 80 members to the Jubilee Hall for our September Monthly Meeting; our first face to face get-together in 18 months. Popular speaker, Bruce White, delighted us with his talk on the Spring and Summer of a Birder’s Year. Thanks Bruce, for sharing your knowledge and the beautiful photos. October’s […]

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