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

Market Harborough WW1 Life in the Town

14th May 2019

A book by Pat Perkins based on stories in the Midland Mail and Market Harborough Advertiser. The cost is £15 per copy Contact Pat at 01858 431100  or email kingsthorpe51@gmail.com  

   New Music Group

12th May 2019

bass guitar

Fancy playing some pop, rock, punk, or even blues?  We are looking for members to join a new group for playing a variety of rock music for beginners, intermediate and experienced alike.  The idea is we just get together and play music for enjoyment and for it to be fun most of all! We are […]

Louise Elsome—Group Enabler

6th May 2019

Louise Elsome

My name is Louise Elsome and I have lived in Market Harborough for just over 4 years, moving here from Lutterworth when I retired. I was previously a primary school teacher in Leicestershire and, in the 3 years before retirement, I worked for a health supplement company doing a variety of roles including quality control, […]

From the Chair

6th May 2019


The AGM will upon us as the May Newsletter is published and, assuming all goes to plan, I am delighted to welcome 3 new trustees: Martin Thom -Treasurer, Louise Elsome – Group Enabler and Stuart Irons – Premises and Accessibility Co-ordinator.  You can find out more about them elsewhere in this publication. Before we leave […]

Stuart Irons – Premises & Accessibility

6th May 2019

Stuart Irons

Born in Desborough but lived in Market Harborough area for last 45 years. Due to retire on 31st May after 20 years of travelling the world with my job. I was a cub leader then Group Scout Leader with the 5th and 3rd Market Harborough Scout Groups for about 12 years and currently Secretary of […]

Membership secretary

6th May 2019

We are moving ever closer to May 2019, by when all the Memberships should be renewed.  I would like to thank the 525 members who have already renewed, but there are, at the end of April, still another 480 subscriptions outstanding. Therefore, I look forward to hearing from all of you who have not yet paid. As […]

Martin Thom – Finance

6th May 2019

Martin Thom

About 20 years ago, an item in the Harborough Mail announced a meeting to form a new U3A group.  Having just retired and been Treasurer for the Harborough Theatre, I went along and offered to start up the Treasurer/Membership duties on a temporary basis, as I was planning on living overseas. I soon passed the […]

Coffee Tea and Biscuits

6th May 2019

COFFEE TEA & BISCUITS AT THE MONTHLY MEETING Thank you Toni, Barbara, Pat & Pat, both for serving refreshments at our April meeting and for clearing cups & saucers from the floor of the hall & washing them up (a job I normally do) . Pleased to report that I now have the names of […]

Indonesian Culture

2nd May 2019

The Leicestershire and Rutland Network of U3As is pleased to tell you that an afternoon presentation on Indonesian Culture will take place on Friday 19th July 2pm to 4pm at Glenfield Sports Hall, Gynsill Lane, Glenfield. Leicester LE7 7AG. Our presenter will be Dian Fera Pratiwi, who is sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy.   2019 is the 70th […]

Learn to play Bridge

14th April 2019

playing cards

Would you like to learn how to play bridge? If there’s sufficient interest then we hope to start beginner sessions in the summer. No experience of bridge is necessary as we will start from the basics but some experience of playing cards would be an advantage. If you are interested in joining our beginner sessions then please contact […]

Crafting for Charities

3rd April 2019

Crafting for Charities had its first meeting earlier this week.  Five of us enjoyed chatting over coffee in the town.  If you enjoy knitting, sewing or crocheting and want to have a reason for making things, then come along to meet others with similar aims.  We thought we would share patterns, help each other learn […]

Quiz Report

2nd April 2019

Fourteen teams from the Leicestershire & Rutland Group of U3As took part in a highly successful, fun quiz evening yesterday, organised by SLU3A at the Conservative Club, Market Harborough.  Bob Morris was quiz master, taking team members through his 8 rounds of questions, encompassing his own take on life and sense of humour.  Homemade cake […]

Upcoming Events

  1. New Experiences: Lawn Bowls taster session

    Wed May 29: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Monthly Meeting: Canine Partnership Assistance Dogs

    Mon June 10: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Fri June 14
  4. Monthly Meeting: British Heart Foundation

    Mon July 8: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. General Interest: Presentation on Indonesian Culture

    Fri July 19: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Trips: CATS

    Wed July 31: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  7. Trips: Countryfile Live

    Thu August 1
  8. Monthly Meeting: Mike Storr – Masters of Mirth: A short history of the Music Hall.

    Mon October 14: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  9. Monthly Meeting: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    Mon November 11: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm