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

National U3A Covid-19 advice September 2020

21st September 2020

Click here to see  Covid-19 advice for local U3As from national U3A, 14th September 2020

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  

From the Chair

9th September 2020

Helen Salisbury - Chair

As we slowly emerge from lockdown, it has been good to see a number of groups meeting up again, albeit outside, as well as others continuing to keep in touch using technology such as Zoom, WhatsApp and email.  We have now had 3 streamed monthly meetings, all with excellent turn outs and a small group of […]

Group Enabler

9th September 2020

Louise Elsome

Despite the current Covid-19 regulations, many of our groups are finding ways to carry on regardless. From making music in carports, as The Music Workshop group has been doing, to sampling good wines al fresco, as enjoyed by the Wine Tasting group, our members are making the most of the late summer weather. Some of […]

New members’ meeting

9th September 2020

Liz Brett

By now, in more normal times, we would have held a couple of New Members’ Coffee Mornings in the Lounge.  This year we’ve had to try something different.  So instead, everyone who had joined us since January, were invited to our very first New Members’ Zoom Meeting on Thursday 20th August. We were pleased to […]

Membership Secretary

9th September 2020

I have finally been able to obtain a limited supply of 2021 U3A Diaries that will be available for sale to our Membership from the 15th September 2020 onwards. The cost will be £3.50 including postage. These can be purchased by contacting me on 01858 440851 and paying using either a Debit or Credit Card or by […]

National U3A High Street Project

25th August 2020

I am pleased to report that SLU3A have signed up to take part in this national U3A project and have joined forces with MHU3A to carry out the project activities.   The High Street project aims to capture the changes taking place in High Streets and shopping locations across the country – changes that may be […]

U3A Covid Advice August 2020

15th August 2020

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The latest newsletter from central U3A contains a link to a useful video by Jane Bailey, Advice and Volunteer manager for the Third Age Trust, who has created a Q&A answering common questions about restarting interest groups.  Here is a link to the video. There is also lots more advice on their site for members […]

New Wildlife Group

12th August 2020

The wildlife group will be having its first meeting on Thursday 13th August. The group will visit at Fermyn Country Park near Brigstock. Diana Baxter

August 2020 Monthly Meeting

11th August 2020

Grainne Purkiss, who spends some of her time working with an educational charity called Magic Lantern Art,  presented a talk about six paintings depicting aspects of love and romance: Here is some more information that Grainne sent as a follow-up to her talk: Love and Romance  list of paintings   Slide Artist Title Medium/size Year […]

Kevin’s Catch Phrase quiz

6th August 2020

Here is Kevin’s last picture quiz. You can download it as a pdf here. The answers are available here.

From the Chair

5th August 2020

Helen Salisbury - Chair

We may be emerging slowly from lockdown but it has been a busy month for various Committee members.  Dave Martin is now in post as Secretary and getting to grips with the workings of SLU3A.  Liz Brett has taken over the role as Speaker Coordinator, as Pat Brafield prepares to step down as a Trustee.  […]