It is with regret that we must advise that we have been informed by her daughter of Shirley Locker’s death last week. Should any members wish to attend, her funeral is being held at Great Glen Crematorium on  17th December at 12.30pm. She had been a member of the SLU3A for nearly 17 years since March 2003 and we […]

Membership Secretary

We still have few of The U3A Diary for 2020 available and if you want to ensure that you obtain one, please see me at the December 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. Further  to my previous notes over the last months, many thanks […]


From the Chair – December

From the Chair It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost upon us once more!  It came to me this late November afternoon as I carried home a seasonal wreath, made at a village workshop, and now hanging proudly on the front of the house.  Another retirement first!   I hope that members will be enjoying […]

Louise Elsome

Group Enabler – December

Thank you to all 28 Group Leaders who attended the Workshop on November 7th. It was a very productive morning with much discussion generated on group issues as well as ideas for new groups – lots to focus on in the New Year! I also attended the Leicestershire and Rutland Network Group Meeting last month […]

Network Bridge Day

Network Bridge Day

Seven No Trumps Bid and Made – Success On Saturday 23rd November, some 36 intrepid bridge players gathered at The Angel for a challenging day of play. The players came from U3A’s from all around Leicestershire including SLU3A, Lutterworth, Melton Mowbray, Wycliffe, Hinckley and Leicester. The day was broken into two sessions each led by […]

Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson – treasurer elect

I retired recently after 35 years in the Financial Services profession first as a Banker and more recently as an Independent Financial Adviser and Estate Planner. I have acted as a Treasurer for several charities in the past – Headway Leicester, Countesthorpe Conservative Club and Countesthorpe Scout Group.  When I retired, I joined the SLU3A […]


Many thanks to Chris, Liz, Elsa and Marlene for serving at our November meeting and for leaving the kitchen neat and tidy, I trust that afterwards you found the talk interesting. Pleased to say we are getting there with only one cup and saucer left on the hall floor for me to wash and dry. […]

Chess Players Wanted!

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 […]

Beginners Bridge – New Intake

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 […]

Would you like to be an invigilator?

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: