Architecture – January 2021

 Quite a few people contacted me to say that they had enjoyed the end of year quiz. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have scored many points linking the architects to the correct building without a bit of help from Google. For the last couple of months I’ve been doing some research to prepare […]


From the Chair

Well, I wonder what challenges 2021 will offer us?  Whatever they are, I know that SLU3A members will continue to rise to them and ensure that we remain a thriving organisation.  Yes, for the time being we will need to continue to make full use of a range of technology out there to keep in […]

Louise Elsome

Group enabler

2021 has arrived and no doubt we’re all glad to put 2020 behind us and are looking forward to a brighter and better year. I hope you all had a restful Festive Season and were able to celebrate in some way. Unfortunately, the current restrictions mean that it will be a while until groups can […]

Membership Secretary

Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Happy New Year. We can but hope that 2021 will be a much better year than 2020 and that we can finally all meet up together again. Hopefully either in the late Spring or in the Summer if the vaccination campaign is successful” […]

Local History – January 2021

Firstly we would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year. Although we are still faced with restrictions, the prospect of vaccinations gives us hope that at least by the late spring or summer we may be able to resume  normal meetings. In the meantime, our meetings will be offered to all U3A members […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – January 2021

We would ‘normally’ have been giving lots of Christmas concerts in December, so our virtual sessions were devoted to Christmas songs and carols. This brought back memories for some of youthful carol-singing, and a favourite request being IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER. Well, 2020 has been pretty bleak all year. So we’re having a seasonal break […]

Liz Brett

Speaker coordinator

I know that many of you have been joining us for our monthly Zoom meetings, and this is the way we will continue into the new year.  We start off on Monday 11th January with what promises to be a fascinating talk,  on ‘How to Catch a Serial Killer’ by speaker Bill Rayner.  On Monday […]

Drawing & Painting – January 2021

As we enter 2021, the  Drawing and Painting Group will continue to function remotely until it is safe to meet again. We plan to continue with weekly email contact, and twice monthly topics. We shall also continue to expand our knowledge through television programmes, YouTube and online learning. Art really is important in a time […]

Art History – January 2021

  In December we had our second group meeting on Zoom, when we enjoyed looking at Seascapes chosen by group members.  There was a great selection of paintings including some by some lesser known artists and it was interesting to note the different ways of approaching the subject.  Our topic for January is ‘Food and […]

Strollers – Jan 2021

At the time of writing and Covid allowing we plan to stroll in and around Clipston on Friday February 12th 2021. Park on the road outside the Bulls Head public house. We meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am start, going through a couple of fields with long grass, along pavements and then through some more […]