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

Coronavirus Information

12th February 2020

U3A Logo

Following the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, the Government and NHS have issued advice for members of the public.  The Third Age Trust wants to share this advice with you. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. […]

Group Enabler

3rd February 2020

Louise Elsome

Following on from last month’s New Group Promotion, I’m pleased to report that two groups, Chess for Fun and Cycling 3rd Friday, now have enough interested members to get started. The Chess group has already met and the Cycling group will have its first outing in March (more details on the front page). It’s still […]

Membership Secretary – February 2020

3rd February 2020

We are now fully into the season for the payment of your Annual Renewal Subscriptions, which should be paid by the 01 May 2020. In addition to paying by cheque or cash either at the monthly meeting or by post to myself.  There is a  further way to pay by either Debit/Credit card through the […]

From the Chair

3rd February 2020

HelenSalisbury

Now that we are well into the new year, I can share with you with the details of what your Committee has been busy planning for our 20th anniversary celebration on Monday 11 May 2020 (our normal monthly meeting day) in the Jubilee Hall at the Congregational Church.   It’s a great opportunity for members to […]

Coffee Tea & Biscuits at the Monthly Meeting

3rd February 2020

Thank you Graham, Joy, Marlene, Elsa and Carole for serving & clearing up at our January meeting , thanks also to the person who donated a tin of shortbread biscuits ( every little helps ). The volunteers board will be coming around at our February meeting when I will be asking for your help in […]

Martin Thom

3rd February 2020

Martin Thom

As a founder member of SLU3A and the original Treasurer and Membership Secretary, (albeit for a short while), I felt it incumbent to volunteer for temporary Treasurer last year after numerous appeals for a successor to David Kyle.  Although I had little involvement in the Branch due to living overseas, I had followed its growth […]

New Groups

3rd February 2020

Chess for Fun  and Cycling 3rd Friday   Chess For Fun is starting up and is aimed at anyone who would like to participate in this fascinating game without any pressure. Coaching and advice is freely available and our members enjoy the progress that they make. Experienced players are most welcome too, particularly if they […]

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 […]

COFFEE TEA & BISCUITS AT THE MONTHLY MEETING – January 2020

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 […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Chris Paddock – Humanism

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

    Mon March 30
  3. Easter Monday – NO MONTHLY MEETING

    Mon April 13: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Special session for tickets, subs and newsletter

    Mon April 20: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  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. Kilworth House Theatre – Half a Sixpence

    Wed August 5: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  9. U3A HOLIDAY 2020

    Mon August 31 - Fri September 4