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

Membership Secretary

29th March 2020

We are now fully into the season for the payment of the Annual Subscriptions. Many thanks to all those members who have already paid. In view of the current situation,  which has necessitated the cancellation of the Monthly Meetings for a minimum of four months, it is now only possible to pay by cheque or cash by […]

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 An email  from Helen Salisbury. containing useful links provided by national U3A. Singing – Gareth Malone Or Gareth’s previous session 11 (Week 3) on YouTube Museums and Art Galleries – take a virtual tour in museums at home and abroad: The British Museum Or […]

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 […]

Group Enabler

3rd March 2020

Louise Elsome

With Spring on the horizon, it’s an ideal opportunity for our outdoor groups to make the most of the countryside – mud and floods permitting! With that in mind, two of the new groups being promoted in March are tailor-made for nature lovers. March New Groups are: Wildlife (details on front page), Walking Cricket, IT […]

From the Chair

3rd March 2020

HelenSalisbury

It’s turning out to be a busy year for SLU3A and I will use my update to remind you of several events.  Firstly, do pick up your tickets for the  20th Anniversary celebration (on 11th May) at the monthly meeting in March or at the special date of Monday 20th April, 9.30 to 10.30 am […]

Membership Secretary

3rd March 2020

We are now fully into the season for the payment of the Annual Subscriptions. Many thanks to the 181 members who have already paid. As we have previously mentioned in addition to paying by cheque or cash either at the monthly meeting or by post to myself  (my address is included on Page 2 of […]

Updated Coronavirus Information

2nd March 2020

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Following the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, the Government and NHS have issued advice for members of the public.  The Third Age Trust wants to share this advice with you. What’s the risk of catching coronavirus in the UK? The NHS and Public Health England are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious […]

COFFEE TEA & BISCUITS

25th February 2020

Many thanks to Bruce and the Birdwatchers for making an excellent job of serving teas and coffee before our February meeting, even the kitchen clock now shows the correct time and Dorothy got her pen back. Pleased also that we have  volunteers to help with serving on our celebration day in May. Colin Ford  Coordinator   […]

Group Enabler

3rd February 2020

Louise Elsome

Following on from last month’s New Group Promotion, I’m pleased to report that two groups, Chess for Fun and Cycling 3rd Friday, now have enough interested members to get started. The Chess group has already met and the Cycling group will have its first outing in March (more details on the front page). It’s still […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Easter Monday – NO MONTHLY MEETING

    Mon April 13: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Special session for tickets, subs and newsletter CANCELLED

    Mon April 20: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  3. BROADWAY and SNOWSHILL MANOR CANCELLED

    Fri May 1: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  4. 20th Anniversary Celebration – POSTPONED

    Mon May 11: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Birthday Barn Dance – POSTPONED

    Sat May 16: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  6. PORT SUNLIGHT – POSTPONED

    Thu June 4: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  7. Kilworth House Theatre – Carousel CANCELLED

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

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

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

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