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

Speaker coordinator

6th June 2021

Liz Brett

 At our May Monthly Zoom Meeting, speaker Ian Keable gave us an amusing, informative guide through the history of cartoons, from Hogarth to Private Eye. In June, we welcome back Mark Temple who early in the year gave an interesting talk to the Local History group, on ‘Vanishing Windmills’ in Leicestershire. This time Mark’s presentation […]

Group Enabler

6th June 2021

Louise Elsome

At last we’re enjoying some sunshine along with a return to more sociable times. With the prospect of restrictions being lifted (all being well) on June 21st, many groups are now contemplating their future and planning for meeting up face to face if possible. To ensure that Group Leaders are ready to start up their […]

From the Chair

6th June 2021

Helen Salisbury - Chair

It feels like we are in a state of limbo at the moment, mainly for two reasons. Firstly, we are awaiting the vote on the resolution at the AGM on 12 July on whether or not to go ahead with forming a new u3a in the area, and then working towards dissolving the existing ones, […]

Membership Secretary

6th June 2021

We are now coming to the final month of the renewal period. If any member has not renewed their membership by the end of the June their membership will automatically cease. There are currently 52 members who have not renewed their membership. Therefore excluding these, our membership now stands at 610. However, I am delighted to […]

Strollers – June 2021

25th May 2021

Gumley Cricket Club

In May 17 of us strolled around Great  Bowden, the weather was dry and  we saw some new parts of the village and were pleased to be joined by 3 new strollers who we hope will join us regularly.  After the walk  quite a few of us enjoyed brunch at Weltons, al fresco of course. […]

Ensuring accessibility in meetings and presentations

22nd May 2021

Protocols for ensuring accessibility in meetings and presentations. 1. Speak so you can be heard – and understood – do your best to speak with sufficient clarity and volume. Keep your face visible so listeners can use lip shape and facial expressions to help them follow what is said. For online events use the speaker […]

Network Zoom Quiz

21st May 2021

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 […]