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

Chess Players Wanted!

1st January 2020

Gordon Milner would like to set up a sociable Chess Group for players of all abilities, including beginners. The emphasis will be on having fun and sharing knowledge to help members’ progress. If you already enjoy the game or would like to give it a go, please contact Gordon on 07973823622 or by email at […]


29th December 2019

Thank you Jenny & ladies of the table tennis group for manning the kitchen at our December ( concert & mincepie ) meeting . Also thanks to an unnamed person . Pleased to report £47.00 was passed to a charity earlier in the month from the donations for tea & coffee . After the hall […]

Keith Gilbert

29th December 2019

Keith Gilbert, who passed away on 14th December 2019, was one of the founder members of SLU3A. His membership number – 53 – tells its own story, I.e. he and Jennifer signed up with SLU3A in early May 2000. Keith made a significant contribution to setting up our main infrastructure and the early groups of […]

From the Chair

29th December 2019

Helen Salisbury - Chair

We have a busy, and I hope exciting, year ahead for SLU3A.  We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary at the May monthly meeting and details of how to buy your ticket (to include refreshments) will be available next month.  On Saturday evening  16th May we hope you will join us at the Celidh (again, […]

Group Enabler

29th December 2019

Louise Elsome

A very happy New Year to all our members! After the festive break I hope everyone is rested and ready for all that 2020 brings. New SLU3A groups are planned to broaden the choice on offer and to eliminate waiting lists. Every month 4 new group ideas will be promoted for a period of up […]

Membership Secretary

29th December 2019

Happy New Year to all our Members. I hope that you had a Wonderful Christmas We still have few of The U3A Diary for 2020 available and if you still need  a diary, please see me at the January meeting. Many thanks to all the Members and the Group Leaders who have forwarded completed Gift Aid declarations. We […]

Membership Secretary

2nd December 2019

We still have few of The U3A Diary for 2020 available and if you want to ensure that you obtain one, please see me at the December meeting before they are all sold. They are available for sale at a very reasonable price of £3.25 and also make very good Christmas presents. Further  to my previous notes over the last months, many thanks […]

From the Chair – December

2nd December 2019


From the Chair It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost upon us once more!  It came to me this late November afternoon as I carried home a seasonal wreath, made at a village workshop, and now hanging proudly on the front of the house.  Another retirement first!   I hope that members will be enjoying […]

Group Enabler – December

2nd December 2019

Louise Elsome

Thank you to all 28 Group Leaders who attended the Workshop on November 7th. It was a very productive morning with much discussion generated on group issues as well as ideas for new groups – lots to focus on in the New Year! I also attended the Leicestershire and Rutland Network Group Meeting last month […]

Network Bridge Day

30th November 2019

Network Bridge Day

Seven No Trumps Bid and Made – Success On Saturday 23rd November, some 36 intrepid bridge players gathered at The Angel for a challenging day of play. The players came from U3A’s from all around Leicestershire including SLU3A, Lutterworth, Melton Mowbray, Wycliffe, Hinckley and Leicester. The day was broken into two sessions each led by […]

Paul Simpson – treasurer elect

30th November 2019

Paul Simpson

I retired recently after 35 years in the Financial Services profession first as a Banker and more recently as an Independent Financial Adviser and Estate Planner. I have acted as a Treasurer for several charities in the past – Headway Leicester, Countesthorpe Conservative Club and Countesthorpe Scout Group.  When I retired, I joined the SLU3A […]


30th November 2019

Many thanks to Chris, Liz, Elsa and Marlene for serving at our November meeting and for leaving the kitchen neat and tidy, I trust that afterwards you found the talk interesting. Pleased to say we are getting there with only one cup and saucer left on the hall floor for me to wash and dry. […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Tim Thornton – Antique and Collectable Jewellery

    Mon February 10: 10:15 am - 11:30 am
  2. Chris Paddock – Humanism

    Mon March 9: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Houses of Parliament

    Mon March 30
  4. Easter Monday – NO MONTHLY MEETING

    Mon April 13: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Mon May 11: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Birthday Barn Dance

    Sat May 16: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  7. Kilworth House Theatre – CAROUSEL

    Tue June 30: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  8. U3A HOLIDAY 2020

    Mon August 31 - Fri September 4