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

Songs of the 60s Quiz

3rd June 2020

Here is another quiz from Kevin Millard. This one’s on songs of the 60s. You can download a pdf version of it here.

More useful links from national U3A

13th May 2020

Photography – upload photos.  Theme changes every 2 weeks.    Birdtrak – submit your photos and text about birds spotted in your garden.     Maths Challenge – problems and puzzles to solve     Ideas to Keep Learning – suggestions various U3As, guides on how to use aspects  of IT and lots of links […]

Group Enabler May 2020

5th May 2020

Louise Elsome

Although it’s a lot quieter on the Group News front, it’s been heartening to hear that many of you have been keeping in touch whether by phone calls or via social media. A few weeks ago I’d never heard of Zoom…. how things have changed! All Group Leaders have been asked to share what their […]

From the Chair

5th May 2020

HelenSalisbury

Whether we are in the throes of a pandemic or not and in a state of lockdown, we must not lose sight of the fact that this month SLU3A celebrates 20 very successful years.  The actual date is 24th May.  We have moved the anniversary event to May 2021, when we plan to celebrate our […]

Membership secretary

5th May 2020

We are now fully into the season for the payment of the Annual Subscriptions, the renewal date for payment being the 01 May 2020. Many thanks to all those members who have already paid, which is now over 50% of the total SLU3A Membership. In view of the current situation,  which has necessitated the cancellation of the […]

20th Birthday Video

4th May 2020

Here is the video that Kevin has been working on that was to have been on show at our 20th Birthday celebrations.  As we have had to change that to 21st birthday celebrations which are now due to be held in May 2021, it is likely that the video will have changed by then with […]

Kevin’s Town Names Quiz

30th April 2020

Kevin Millard has produced a picture quiz to amuse us while we are stuck at home. The answers are all names of UK towns and cities. You can see Kevin’s quiz on town names here. He will supply the answers in time for the June newsletter so you have plenty of time to work them […]

Useful ideas and links for the current situation

28th March 2020

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Ideas and links that might be useful during the current situation 8 April 2020 Some more links that have come my way to keep you busy and learning during the Coronavirus period of self isolation – Helen Salisbury, Chair, SLU3A: Free live broadcasts of shows: YouTube – The Shows must go on – Andrew Lloyd […]

From the Chair

28th March 2020

Helen Salisbury - Chair

Learn, Live and Laugh, the U3A strap line, has never been so important. It’s an opportunity to learn new things, maybe by using “ … the wizardry of modern technology … “ (to quote from our Prime Minister today on his Twitter account) and having a go using new software or apps or undertaking some […]

Trips cancelled or postponed

28th March 2020

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Unfortunately due to coronavirus our trips have had to be cancelled. CAROUSEL, HALF A SIXPENCE & SNOWSHILL   Maryan hopes to re-arrange the PORT SUNLIGHT trip for September and the HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT trip for October Sue is hoping to carry on with the THURSFORD trip on Wednesday 25 November This all of course depends […]

Latest Coronavirus Advice

21st March 2020

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The most up to date information from the Third Age Trust is available here: https://www.u3a.org.uk/covid-19 U3A Newsletter Express – 27 March 2020 Update on National U3A Day Subscribe on line to the National U3A monthly newsletter.  The latest edition already has some excellent ideas on keeping in touch. Offer to Help   If you are not […]

Can you offer to help?

21st March 2020

Helen Salisbury - Chair

Offer to Help. If you are not in self isolation, then maybe you can help out a neighbour who is by printing off this simple card and popping it through their letterbox. I have done this for several neighbours in our village and had 3 grateful phone calls, all from people I hardly know. Two […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Kilworth House Theatre – Carousel CANCELLED

    Tue June 30: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  2. Kilworth House Theatre – Half a Sixpence CANCELLED

    Wed August 5: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  3. U3A HOLIDAY 2020

    Mon August 31 - Fri September 4
  4. THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

    Wed November 25: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm