Don Collins

A Message from our Chairman

The evenings may be drawing in and the weather not very welcoming but I am happy to say that the sun is continuing to shine over SLU3A.  The reason for my optimism being that many of you, the members, have expressed your support for our association and your determination that it should continue to be […]

Book Club – October meeting

‘Innocent’ by Scott Turow. Rusty Sabich, a lawyer, is accused of murdering his wife.  This novel got the thumbs down from everyone.  We agreed that the writing was turgid, the plot tedious and convoluted, the characters were two-dimensional, and we found difficulties in understanding the legal jargon of the American Court.  Even the ending was […]

Society Today – October meeting

The subject was ‘The right to privacy’ – a matter of growing concern in our times. The Press has long exploited any notable failings it can unearth in social behaviour.  Nowadays it has fresh ‘friends’: TV, radio and Facebook etc, which extend the scope for intrusive prying.  There is, of course, commercial exploitation of personal […]

Walking (Strollers) – December meeting

Thank you, Gill for the walk from Tur Langton, the weather was very kind, the scenery stunning, and the tearoom was a very nice venue.  We meet for our Christmas meal on Friday, 8th December, at The Stag at Maidwell (on the A508 towards Northampton) at 12 for 12.30 pm.  If you haven’t seen the […]

Railway Exploration – October meeting

Our last meeting studied the classic ‘Five Ages of a Railway – from birth to death’ as exemplified by the remains of a former GWR Midlands line.  We saw some work of the great American artist Edward Hopper who epitomised American life sometimes through his railway scenes.  An architectural tour of the grandeur of Dunedin […]

Art History – December meeting

We will watch a DVD: Quentin Blake:  Paintings from the National Gallery to tie in with Compton Verney exhibition until 17th December and a second DVD: Soup Cans & Superstars – How Pop Art Changed The World.  Some interesting discussion will follow the DVDs.  Linda Carruthers.

Bridge (Tuesday) – December meeting

We meet at the Market Harborough Community Church in Bath Street and normally draw for starting tables at 10am then play progressive rubber bridge in two one-hour sessions.  Our next ‘Gentle Duplicate’ (pairs) competition will be on 6th December.  New members are welcome as long as they have a basic knowledge of the game and […]

Walking (Half Day – Thursday) – November meeting

Our next walk is on 16th November.  It is circular and goes from Braybrooke to the Brampton Valley Way, just over 4 miles.  From Market Harborough direction turn right by the church in Braybrooke into Newland Street, and park on Griffin Road just past the Baptist Church.  We start at 10am and we should be […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure

We have settled down into a large and friendly group, mainly working on our own projects, though often there is something to inspire those lacking inspiration!  This is a mixed-ability group meeting in the Langton Room from 2-4pm on the first and third Thursdays of each month.  If you fancy joining us just give one […]

Transport Group – December meeting

The Transport Group meets at the Little Bowden Bowling Club, Kettering Road, Market Harborough, on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am until noon.  The last meeting of the year takes place on Wednesday, 6th of December, when Tony Cook will be presenting a talk entitled ‘Freezer Pioneer: The ‘Dunedin’, and the Port Chalmers […]