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

Would you like to be an invigilator?

19th November 2019

Robert Smyth is recruiting  for exam invigilators. If you are  interested you can find more information at the Robert Smyth Academy website and apply. Just visit: https://www.robertsmyth.tgacademy.org.uk/job-vacancies/

Groups in need of new members

9th November 2019

The following groups would love to welcome some new members: Scrabble for Fun,   2nd/4th Weds Morning    Bowls Club, Little Bowden              Lesley Milsom  01858 419874 Table Tennis   Wednesday afternoon             Leisure Centre                Jeff Cawdell 07981 133168 Beginners Bridge    Friday afternoon   […]

Chess Players Wanted!

7th November 2019

Gordon Milner would like to set up a sociable Chess Group for players of all abilities, including beginners. The emphasis will be on having fun and sharing knowledge to help members’ progress. If you already enjoy the game or would like to give it a go, please contact Gordon on 07973823622 or by email at […]

From the Chair

6th November 2019


This has been a busy month with a number of meetings.  Several Committee members hosted one of our quarterly, new members’ coffee mornings and were able to help them discover lots more about what SLU3A has to offer.  We had our second annual network meeting with MHU3A and were able to swop good ideas, as well […]

Group Enabler

6th November 2019

Louise Elsome

Our groups are particularly busy at this time of year, some getting into the festive swing while others are planning for the 20th Anniversary in May and our 60s event next October. I look forward to meeting those Group Leaders who are attending the Workshop on Thursday 7th November; it’s a great opportunity to share […]

Membership Secretary

6th November 2019

We still have some of The U3A Diary for 2020 available, but if you want to ensure that you obtain one, please see me at the November meeting before they are all sold. They are available for sale at a very reasonable price of £3.25 and also make very good Christmas presents. Following my note last month, it is still the position […]

Coffee, tea & biscuits – November

5th November 2019

COFFEE TEA & BISCUITS AT THE MONTHLY MEETING The kitchen was left all neat and tidy after our October meeting , many thanks to Marlene , Carol , Mary and Carole for serving and clearing up . Pleased to say that we now have helpers for this duty through until February 2020 . STOP PRESS   […]

Christmas Lunch

20th October 2019

Hothorpe Hall

Dear All, Here are the details for this year’s Christmas Lunch which will be on Friday 13th December at Hothorpe Hall ,12 noon for 12.30pm. The cost remains the same as last year £26 per head. We have a tight reservation time-frame with Hothorpe so your kind attention to making a booking as soon as […]

Beginners Bridge – New Intake

20th October 2019

Would you like to learn how to play bridge? Our beginners group that meets every Friday afternoon at Little Bowden Bowls Club is starting a new intake on 20th December. Although bridge is a card game played in teams of 2 you do not need a partner to join the beginners sessions. No bridge experience […]

Group Enabler

12th October 2019

Louise Elsome

Now that autumn is upon us, those groups which had a summer break are now meeting up again. All Group Leaders have been informed about a Group Leaders’ Workshop being held on Thursday 7th November in the Lounge at the Congregational Church at 10.30am; please let me know if you wish to attend as soon […]

From the Chair

12th October 2019


Autumn seems to have crept up on us rapidly over the last couple of weeks.   That’s where the wide variety of groups offered by SLU3A really kicks in: not only sharing similar interests, maybe learning something new or simply making new friends!  We always welcome new ideas, too, and we’ll be there with a […]

Coffee, tea & biscuits

12th October 2019

COFFEE TEA & BISCUITS AT THE MONTHLY MEETING   Many thanks to Lesley , Angela , Sylvia and Carole for serving in September and for showing next months helpers the routine . Pleased to say that no cups or saucers were left on the hall floor and that I have the go ahead to order […]

Upcoming Events


    Mon November 25
  2. Stratford upon Avon Victorian Christmas Market

    Fri December 6: 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  3. Christmas Entertainment

    Mon December 9: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  4. Great Ormond Street

    Mon 13th January 2020: 10:15 am - 11:30 am
  5. Tim Thornton – Antique and Collectable Jewellery

    Mon 10th February 2020: 10:15 am - 11:30 am
  6. U3A HOLIDAY 2020

    Mon 31st August 2020 - Fri 4th September 2020