Liz Brett

Speaker Coordinator

Last month, Michael Milsom took us on a wonderful trip around the world with a talk on his favourite ‘Eleven Great Squares of the World’.  We visited sites of historical turbulence, of commemoration, and outstanding architecture, which included my favourite square, the Plaza Mayor, Salamanca. This month on Monday, 10th May, we welcome Ian Keable. […]

u3a Day  Wednesday 2nd June

u3a Day Wednesday 2nd June This day has been earmarked by the u3a movement as a day to promote the u3a and in particular to attract new members. To this end the MHU3A and SLU3A have combined forces to organise a morning stroll from the Leisure Centre, through Little Bowden Rec, onto the Millennium Mile, […]

Membership Secretary

  From the 1st May 2021, we are now in a new Membership and Financial year for the slu3a and with the recent announcements, it promises to be a very interesting period. We are pleased to announce that 78% of our Members have renewed for a further year for which we are very grateful. However, […]


From the Chair

The past 13 months are proving to be memorable for all of us for many reasons, often with unexpected twists and turns.  Indeed, I believe they are so for many organisations.  Out of our regular meetings with mhu3a has come the opportunity to set up a new u3a, dissolving the 2 existing ones in the area.  […]

Louise Elsome

Group Enabler

  In Group News, our outdoor groups have wasted no time in getting out and about, making the most of the dry, sunny Spring weather. Not to be outdone, some of the groups which normally meet indoors have also taken advantage of the long-awaited relaxation of restrictions; speaking French or knitting a blanket is just […]

National U3A Learning Programmes

To see what learning opportunities are currently being provided by National U3A,  just click on this link: u3a – National Programmes or visit and select “Learn” from the menu.

Wildlife group

The bluebells are out in the woods so the wildlife group will be visiting Short wood and Southwick wood on Thursday 29th April. Short wood is a fragment of the Rockingham forest and is one of the best bluebell woods in Northamptonshire and next to it is Southwick wood which in addition to bluebells has […]

Cycling April 2021 update

The 3rd Friday ride was a steady 16 mile route from Kibworth to Kilby & Saddington through to Gumley for a coffee stop. if you would like to join the cycling group, please contact Kevin

Membership Secretary

We are now fully into the season for the payment of your Annual Renewal Subscriptions, which should be paid by 01 May 2021. Many thanks to 40% of the members who have already renewed their membership and also for the kind comments that you have sent to us. We look forward to receiving the subscription […]

Liz Brett

Speaker Coordinator

Based on research studies, ‘Useful, Everyday Psychology’ was the title of Hilary Hearnshaw’s fascinating talk last month. In a light hearted way, Hilary helped us to make sense of human behaviour – what makes us all tick. I suspect some of us might be looking at certain signs and possibly beards, in a very different […]