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

Speaker Coordinator

8th May 2021

Liz Brett

Last month, Michael Milsom took us on a wonderful trip around the world with a talk on his favourite ‘Eleven Great Squares of the World’.  We visited sites of historical turbulence, of commemoration, and outstanding architecture, which included my favourite square, the Plaza Mayor, Salamanca. This month on Monday, 10th May, we welcome Ian Keable. […]

u3a Day  Wednesday 2nd June

8th May 2021

u3a Day Wednesday 2nd June This day has been earmarked by the u3a movement as a day to promote the u3a and in particular to attract new members. To this end the MHU3A and SLU3A have combined forces to organise a morning stroll from the Leisure Centre, through Little Bowden Rec, onto the Millennium Mile, […]

Membership Secretary

8th May 2021

  From the 1st May 2021, we are now in a new Membership and Financial year for the slu3a and with the recent announcements, it promises to be a very interesting period. We are pleased to announce that 78% of our Members have renewed for a further year for which we are very grateful. However, […]

From the Chair

8th May 2021

HelenSalisbury

The past 13 months are proving to be memorable for all of us for many reasons, often with unexpected twists and turns.  Indeed, I believe they are so for many organisations.  Out of our regular meetings with mhu3a has come the opportunity to set up a new u3a, dissolving the 2 existing ones in the area.  […]

Group Enabler

8th May 2021

Louise Elsome

  In Group News, our outdoor groups have wasted no time in getting out and about, making the most of the dry, sunny Spring weather. Not to be outdone, some of the groups which normally meet indoors have also taken advantage of the long-awaited relaxation of restrictions; speaking French or knitting a blanket is just […]

National U3A Learning Programmes

7th May 2021

To see what learning opportunities are currently being provided by National U3A,  just click on this link: u3a – National Programmes or visit https://www.u3a.org.uk/ and select “Learn” from the menu.

Membership Secretary

10th April 2021

We are now fully into the season for the payment of your Annual Renewal Subscriptions, which should be paid by 01 May 2021. Many thanks to 40% of the members who have already renewed their membership and also for the kind comments that you have sent to us. We look forward to receiving the subscription […]

Speaker Coordinator

10th April 2021

Liz Brett

Based on research studies, ‘Useful, Everyday Psychology’ was the title of Hilary Hearnshaw’s fascinating talk last month. In a light hearted way, Hilary helped us to make sense of human behaviour – what makes us all tick. I suspect some of us might be looking at certain signs and possibly beards, in a very different […]

Group Enabler

10th April 2021

Louise Elsome

Group enabler Even although the Spring weather has been throwing everything at us in recent weeks, many of our groups are making plans to hit the great outdoors no matter what. Please check out our ‘Active Groups’ list to see which ones are opening up again; we try to keep it as up to date […]

From the Chair

10th April 2021

Helen Salisbury - Chair

The gradual move out of lockdown offers exciting new opportunities for slu3a members.  There are the obvious ones of being able to meet up in small groups outside and then the gradual return to activities meeting indoors.  I am sure we are all eager to socialise again and share our joint interests.  Nationwide, there is […]

March Monthly Meeting

9th March 2021

Hilary Hearnshaw talked to us about ‘Useful everyday  psychology’. You can watch her talk here.

Network Newsletter

1st March 2021

You can download the latest newsletter from the Leicestershire and Rutland U3A Network here.  They also sent information from Leicestershire Police about protecting your car from vehicle thieves. That one can be downloaded here.