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

U3A Winter Learning Programme

22nd October 2020

u3a Winter Learning Programme 18/10/20 All initiatives are available at: https://www.u3a.org.uk/learning/national-programmes. Initiatives are intentionally released on a stagger to keep people’s interest and participation over the winter. Events which require members to book are at: https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events. The website will be updated regularly so members should be encouraged to keep checking these pages. 1. National poetry […]

Building Better Hospitals in Leicester Consultation

21st October 2020

Public invited to Building Better Hospitals consultation events A series of online events has been arranged to help people find out more and ask questions about proposals to spend £450 million transforming acute hospital and maternity services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The events have been arranged as part of the Building Better Hospitals for […]


16th October 2020

Download a report on the 2020 AGM of the Third Age Trust by Chair of the Third Age Trust, Ian McCannah:   AGM_Results

October Monthly Meeting

12th October 2020

Our Covid-19 Walks

Bruce White brings us “Our Covid-19 Lockdown Walks”

Dave’s Quick Quiz

4th October 2020

This Quick Quiz by Dave Martin can also be found in the October newsletter.  The answers are available here

National High Street Project Update

3rd October 2020

During September our team of volunteers from SLU3A and MHU3A have been taking photos and recording information about retail premises in and around Market Harborough town centre. This represents our contribution to a national U3A research project which aims to capture changes taking place in high streets and shopping locations across the country. September’s snapshot […]

Group enabler

3rd October 2020

Louise Elsome

Just when we thought that U3As would benefit from exemption to the ‘Rule of 6’, the guidelines from National Office changed again making it difficult for many of our groups to restart. All Group Leaders have been updated with the changes which can also be accessed in the National U3A electronic monthly Newsletter. A Group […]

Membership Secretary

29th September 2020

Further to my note in the September Newsletter, I stilI have the majority of the 2021 U3A Diaries that we were able to obtain from the U3A Trust, available for sale. The cost is £3.50 including postage. These can be purchased by contacting me on 01858 440851 and paying using either a Debit or Credit Card. I will need […]

Calling all Petanque/Boules players

29th September 2020

Calling all Petanque/Boules players, no experience required The New Experiences group recently enjoyed a morning playing Petanque at the cricket/squash club in Fairfield Rd. It is a very easy game for beginners and great fun. It is played outside with a maximum of 6 people ( 3 per side) , with your own set of […]

From the Chair

28th September 2020


Our first virtual AGM!  Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success: the 43 participants and the team that helped make this happen – Louise Elsome, Stephen Joy, Dave Martin, Ian Webb and Denise Smith. Three rehearsals paid off and we all know more about the various features of Zoom!  Your Committee is […]

National U3A Covid-19 advice September 2020

21st September 2020

Click here to read the latest advice from National U3A   Here is a recent news release from Leicestershire & Rutland AgeUK: N E W S   R E L E A S E   The long-term implications of lockdown and how it has increased the levels of alcohol consumption. 23rd October 2020 The Last Orders […]

Photography with your Mobile Phone

18th September 2020

After our AGM on 14th September Phil Aldridge talked to us about taking photographs with your mobile phone.  You can see his talk here: https://youtu.be/lpIcxTR5unY