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

A Day for Bridge

10th June 2019

Leicestershire & Rutland Network of U3As presents: A Workshop “A Day for  BRIDGE” The Angel Hotel, 37 High Street, Market Harborough LE16 7AF Saturday 23rd November 2019 10am – 4.30pm Expert tuition, discussions and opportunity for playing Tickets £5 per table  (preference will be given to teams of 4 players) To include coffee/tea, biscuits Lunch […]

Membership Secretary

7th June 2019

We are now past the date when all the Memberships should be renewed.  Unfortunately as at 28th May there are still over 200 subscriptions outstanding.  Therefore, I look forward to hearing from those who have not yet paid. As previously mentioned, in addition to payment by cheque or cash either at the monthly meeting or by post […]

7th June 2019

FREE Courses for Adults “Maths Puzzles” and “Introduction to Writing” Leicestershire Adult Learning Service GoLearn is introducing two new short courses for adults at Market Harborough Library. “Maths Puzzles” sessions will be on Monday  10th and 17th June 1-3pm. Do you enjoy exercising your mind?  You can explore your number skills, with quizzes, games and […]

U3A Network Quiz

7th June 2019


Thursday 3rd October is the date for the 4th Inter-Network Quiz, this time organised by Hinckley U3A.  Please see this flier with the details.   Previous quizzes have been very enjoyable occasions with up to 14 U3As competing for kudos of getting the most correct answers!  It will be good if SLU3A can send two […]

Coffee Tea and Biscuits

4th June 2019

Cup of coffee and biscuits

COFFEE TEA & BISCUITS AT THE MONTHLY MEETING My thanks go to Pamela , Lorraine , Mary & Sylvia for serving refreshments at our May meeting , being the AGM it was a bit busier than usual , thanks once again . Pleased to report that we have cover for both our July & August […]

Group Enabler

28th May 2019

Louise Elsome

It has certainly been a busy start for me in my new role as Group Enabler and I hope you will bear with me as I get to grips with it all! I’m pleased to report that there are two new groups in the pipeline. The Music Workshop group, which has attracted about 9 members, […]

From the Chair

27th May 2019


I am delighted to be able to undertake this role again this year.  We have a new Committee of 11 Trustees and another busy year ahead.  The biggest highlight will be celebrating SLU3A’s 20th birthday next year with ‘a bit of a do’ at the monthly meeting on 11 May 2020, so make sure you ‘keep […]

David Kyle

27th May 2019

David receiving presentation from Helen Salisbury

After 19.5 years as Treasurer for SLU3A, David Kyle stepped down at the May AGM.  Former Chairman, Don Collins, proposed a thank you and round of applause from members.  On behalf of Group Leaders and Committee members, Helen Salisbury, Chair presented David with a token of their thanks.  There are several treats in store for […]

Market Harborough WW1 Life in the Town

14th May 2019

A book by Pat Perkins based on stories in the Midland Mail and Market Harborough Advertiser. The cost is £15 per copy Contact Pat at 01858 431100  or email kingsthorpe51@gmail.com  

   New Music Group

12th May 2019

bass guitar

Fancy playing some pop, rock, punk, or even blues?  We are looking for members to join a new group for playing a variety of rock music for beginners, intermediate and experienced alike.  The idea is we just get together and play music for enjoyment and for it to be fun most of all! We are […]

Indonesian Culture

7th May 2019

The Leicestershire and Rutland Network of U3As is pleased to tell you that an afternoon presentation on Indonesian Culture will take place on Friday 19th July 2pm to 4pm at Glenfield Sports Hall, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield. Leicester LE7 7AG. Our presenter will be Dian Fera Pratiwi, who is sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy.   2019 is the 70th […]

Louise Elsome—Group Enabler

6th May 2019

Louise Elsome

My name is Louise Elsome and I have lived in Market Harborough for just over 4 years, moving here from Lutterworth when I retired. I was previously a primary school teacher in Leicestershire and, in the 3 years before retirement, I worked for a health supplement company doing a variety of roles including quality control, […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Monthly Meeting: British Heart Foundation

    Mon July 8: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. General Interest: Presentation on Indonesian Culture

    Fri July 19: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Trips: CATS

    Wed July 31: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  4. Trips: Countryfile Live

    Thu August 1
  5. Monthly Meeting: Hearing Loss – Halima Ali

    Mon August 12: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Monthly Meeting: Mike Storr – Masters of Mirth: A short history of the Music Hall.

    Mon October 14: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  7. Monthly Meeting: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    Mon November 11: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm