About Slough U3A

(Updated on 7 June 2020)

Slough U3A is a co-operative of older people, generally who are fully or partly retired. Our members enjoy and share educational, creative and leisure activities. We are proud to be a dynamic group; we have built up a range of activities and groups enabling our members to learn new things and enjoy active retired life.

We welcome new members.

Covid-19 Update – June 2020

Here at Slough U3A, we’ve noticed that many people in our age bracket are isolating at home, getting lonely and bored. So we’ve decided to open up membership of the Slough U3A for a trial period of 3 months to anyone who might want to join in our activities.

We have the following groups running during lockdown – the majority are using Zoom to get together once or twice a month:

Art Appreciation, Book Club, Creative Writing, Current Affairs, Drawing, French, Gardening, German, Local History, Pilates, Play Reading, Poetry in Action, Practical Philosophy, Ukulele, Walking

Click on Activity Groups to find out more about any of these activities.

The Walking group is strictly following social distancing rules during lockdown. Our Art Appreciation group normally visits exhibitions and galleries, we are hoping to restart visits to outdoor venues as soon as lockdown restrictions make it possible.

We’re keen to start up new activities if there is sufficient interest.

As ever, we welcome any retired or semi-retired person who is interested in our activities. For more information, please email info@sloughU3A.com or use the Contact Form on the website.

General Meetings

Prior to COVID-19, we had a general meeting once per month in central Slough; sadly these have been suspended for the time being.

Each meeting starts with a speaker who will address us for 30 to 40 minutes on a topic of general interest. After this, refreshments are served and there is an opportunity for newcomers to find out more about our activities, to meet some of our members, to join if you are interested.

Membership

During the COVID-19 crisis we are offering free membership for 3 months, giving unlimited access to our groups and activities. 

Membership of Slough U3A last year was £18 per annum (individual). If you join now, membership is valid until 31 August 2021. Subscription monies are used to pay for meeting costs, subscription to our quarterly magazine “Third Age Matters”, insurance etc.

Please note that membership of Slough U3A is not transferable to other U3A groups.

For more information, please email info@sloughU3A.com or use the Contact Form on the website.

Our website – www.sloughU3A.com . The national U3A website – www.u3a.org.uk

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Walking Group at Dorney Lock, January 2020

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Art Appreciation Group at 2 Temple Place – March 2020

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Local History Group discussing the Grand Union Canal, January 2020