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

November Quiz

3rd December 2020

Our November quiz was held on Zoom on November 25th. It is now available  here as a pdf. A video version will follow soon.

National U3A Covid-19 advice

1st December 2020

Read the latest guidance from National U3A (27th November – After reading the rules for England, scroll to the bottom for some useful links) Please do check regularly on the U3A national website to keep up to date with any changes. See the latest Government guidance and NHS guidance.  These two excellent documents from Leicestershire […]

Groups that have found ways to keep in touch

18th November 2020

SLU3A logo

Over half of SLU3A groups are keeping active at least part of the time despite Covid-19. Of course groups who have been meeting in person or who had plans to do so in the near future will have to stop for the duration of the national lockdown which started on November 5th. We hope that […]

Things to do

18th November 2020

If you are looking for things to do, maybe the following from the national U3A website might be helfpul:   Winter Learning Programme – where you can find many ideas to keep learning during these times – a mixture of suggestions from members and quizzes, challenges and projects from U3A subject advisers and other Trust […]

What would Dickens say about foodbanks?

9th November 2020

Colin Cohen’s talk for the November monthly meeting.  

From the Chair

1st November 2020

Helen Salisbury - Chair

I hope members will find that this edition of the newsletter illustrates that SLU3A is running very actively in the current unusual times: 50% of our interest groups are actively undertaking activities in a range of ways, as well as new CoVid inspired initiatives taking place, ie another successful, streamed, monthly meeting in October with […]

Membership Secretary

1st November 2020

Further to my note in the previous Newsletters, I stilI have quite a number of the 2021 U3A Diaries still available for sale. The lack of interest in the diaries compared to previous years has been very disappointing, despite these being one of the best diaries available and excellent as Christmas presents.  Unless there is […]

Speaker coordinator

1st November 2020

Liz Brett

Over the past few months the SLU3A has welcomed some excellent speakers to our monthly Zoom meetings, and many members have enjoyed the varied, interesting talks. Looking forward into 2021, we will still be Zooming, so I thought I’d tell you about the first couple of talks booked for the new year. At our meeting […]

Group Enabler

1st November 2020

Louise Elsome

Group Enabler In these shorter, and certainly chillier, Autumn days it’s good to know that SLU3A is not letting the weather dampen its spirits. 52% of our groups are active in some way, whether it’s outdoors, in a sports venue, sharing resources/articles, emailing or using social media. In addition, 3 new groups are starting in […]

October 2020 Quiz – Video and PDF versions

1st November 2020

Our October quiz was held on Zoom on Wednesday October 28th. It is now available below as a video or here as a pdf. (When you’ve opened the pdf, scroll down to view the quiz)  

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 […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Online Monthly Meeting – Interactive Seasonal Quiz

    Mon December 14: 10:30 am - 11:30 am