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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.

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News and Views

Online training opportunities

18th July 2021

The latest addition to the learning events available through National Office is a 1-hour talk entitled Wellbeing in Nature on Thursday, 5th August at 2pm. It’s an interactive talk and discussion on the benefits of spending time in nature. For details go to: u3a – Online Events. The recent talk/discussion “Alternative Ways of Meeting – […]

u3a 40th Anniversary Quilt Competition

18th July 2021

40th Anniversary of the u3a movement 2022 In 2022, u3a will celebrate its 40th anniversary and a number of national events are planned throughout the year. Because there are so many Craft groups, there will be a competition to create an Anniversary quilt as a lasting souvenir of the occasion. This quilt is envisaged as […]

u3a Chess Network

17th July 2021

CHESS CAN BE ENJOYABLE (& GOOD FOR YOU) After two successful u3a Zoom meetings support has been gathered from u3a members representing all parts of the UK for the start of the u3a CHESS NETWORK The Network aims to promote the study and playing of Chess in the u3a – both in local u3as and […]

From National u3a: Be Alert About Phishing and Other Scams

17th July 2021

The Third Age Trust wants to share with you information about the latest scams. Below are two experiences from u3a members who contacted us to share with other u3as. A u3a member got in touch with us to tell us she had received a phishing email supposedly from Norton, an anti virus software company, about […]

Membership secretary

6th July 2021

  The renewal period has ended and for anyone who has not paid their yearly subscription, their membership of the SLu3a has now ceased. The current membership now stands at 624 and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has renewed their membership this year and previously. However, I am really delighted to welcome a further 9 new […]

From the Chair

6th July 2021

HelenSalisbury

Another quiet month for slu3a from the Committee stance.  We are all eagerly awaiting the result of the voting at the AGM on 12th July and the way ahead will become clearer, whichever direction it takes us in. Hopefully you have submitted your proxy vote for the various resolutions, but, if not, I look forward to […]

Group Enabler

6th July 2021

Louise Elsome

The sunnier weather and the prospect of happier times ahead gives us all hope for a return to normal group activities. Many groups are looking at ways of meeting up and making arrangements for booking venues in the future. I’m pleased to say that there is the possibility of two new groups starting up – […]

Speaker Coordinator

6th July 2021

Liz Brett

  It’s now a year since we began holding our Monthly Meetings via Zoom. This has proved to be very successful, and we have all enjoyed a variety of talks from some excellent speakers.   We’ve been awed by wildlife and shown how to take better photos with our mobiles.  Once, we were treated to […]

INTERVIEW WITH Susan Clow, Secretary of MARKET HARBOROUGH IN BLOOM VOLUNTEERS (MHiBV)

4th July 2021

I am a helper with the MHiBV group and I thought other slu3a members might find it interesting to see the work that the ‘Bloomers’ do and what goes on behind the scenes. (Dave Martin)   There will be two interviews, one dealing with what happens around town, and a second one, next month, which […]

June Monthly Meeting

15th June 2021

Stoneywell and the Gimsons

Mark Temple talks to us about Stoneywell and the Gimsons  

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 […]