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

Group enabler

4th August 2019

Louise Elsome

Thank you to all Group Leaders who attended the Workshop on 5th July. It was a very successful event with everyone taking the opportunity to share ideas. Mike Goldsmith introduced his proposal for a SLU3A project based on the 1960s – more about this in the September Newsletter. All Group Leaders have been contacted about […]

From the Chair

4th August 2019


I am delighted to say that plans for the coming year are taking place.  Firstly, there has been some very positive response from group leaders giving their support for our 20th Anniversary celebration at the May monthly meeting in 2020.  Mike Goldsmith’s Sixties Project is to have its own outcome/s, so do please get in […]

Membership Secretary

28th July 2019

It is with great regret that I have to advise of the death of a long standing member of the SLU3A, Graham Hart. Prior, to his illness he was the Group Leader of the Badminton Group, as well as being an active member of the walking, cycling and other groups. He will be very sadly […]

Gardens Trust Lecture

27th July 2019

Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust has an annual lecture at Leicester University, a major purpose of which is to fund our education programme: we support schools and colleges with gardening projects and give a small annual bursary to a Brooksby College student. This year the lecture will take place on 10th September at 7.30 p.m. […]

Coffee Tea & Biscuits

27th July 2019

COFFEE TEA & BISCUITS AT THE MONTHLY MEETING Thank you Joy & Graham for serving at our July meeting & to Irene & Kevin I hope that you enjoyed your “ New Experience”, seriously many thanks . Colin Ford  Coordinator   01858 463129

Christmas Lunch

27th July 2019

Hothorpe Hall

Christmas Lunch Dear All, Here are the details for this year’s Christmas Lunch which will be on Friday 13th December at Hothorpe Hall, 12 noon for 12.30pm. The cost remains the same as last year £26 per head. We have a tight reservation time-frame with Hothorpe so your kind attention to making a booking as […]

A Day for Bridge

25th July 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 […]

Kings Lynn Trip

14th July 2019

Kings Lynn Guidhall

A warm, sunny, July day provided the perfect setting for a day trip to Kings Lynn. Local, volunteer guides expertly took small groups of SLU3A members around this fascinating town. It used to be a bustling inland harbour with the associated warehouses, merchant houses, guildhalls and market squares It was also the base of former […]

Group Enabler

4th July 2019

Louise Elsome

It has been a busy month with several groups moving venue. Thank you to all Group Leaders, especially those in the smaller groups, who’ve had to reconsider their options. I’m pleased to report that the Bridge Beginners Group is off the ground, meeting on Fridays at Little Bowden Bowling Club. The Music Workshop group is […]

From the Chair

4th July 2019

Helen Salisbury - Chair

I am pleased to report that the new Committee is now established, with incoming Trustees getting to grips with their roles and responsibilities.  We have kept Group Leaders informed as appropriate of changes to procedures.  The Committee has shared an annual plan and we have begun to work through it: some things being straightforward, others […]


4th July 2019

Thank you Pauline for covering for me at the June monthly meeting , thanks also to Carole , Elsa , Marlene & Elizabeth , I understand that you had a laugh & enjoyed the morning , thank you again & I look forward to seeing your names on the board again in the future . […]

Membership Secretary

4th July 2019

  The period for payment of the Renewal Subscriptions has now passed. Therefore, this means that anyone who has not paid their 2019/20 Subscriptions are no longer Members of the SLU3A and cannot enjoy the benefits of Membership or be involved with a Group Activity   Unfortunately, during the month we were informed of the deaths of 3 […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Mike Goldsmith – A Life in Academe

    Mon September 9: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. Mike Storr – Masters of Mirth: A short history of the Music Hall.

    Mon October 14: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    Mon November 11: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Houses of Parliament

    Mon November 25