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The September National Newsletter can be read Here;

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Posted on 23 September 2020


The September issue of the Regional Newsletter is now availabke.

Posted on 21 September 2020


The Contact List of two of our members have been hacked and are being used to send malicious emails.  If you receive a suspicious email supposedly from or delete it and do not open it.

Posted on 11 September 2020


Group Notes, September 2020  shows how some groups are coping during Covid-19.

Please note that there may be some changes, due to the new government restrictions which apply from Monday 14 September.

Posted on 12 September 2020


A few groups have now reopened under Government and U3A guidelines and some more groups are planning to reopen.   Indoor groups are mainly using YouTube or Zoom, but some small physical meetings are planned. Many outdoor groups have restarted with physical distancing.

As a result some groups are able to accept a few new members,  You  can contact them via the Contact Form.

Posted on 9 September 2020


There is now an Archive section which contains items of historical interest,

It currently holds some photographs celebrating our 25th Anniversary.

Posted on 9 September 2020


Voting for the AGM closed on 12 August.
The virtual AGM took place on 19 August.  The Minutes can be viewed or downloaded Here

Posted on 28 August 2020


Head Office have warned us of a phishing email which appears to have been distributed among U3A contacts.   The email will appear to have been sent by someone in your email address list, so someone you probably know.
The email contains a blue box with the word 'Preview' in it and wants you to click on it.
DO NOT OPEN OR CLICK ON IT.  Delete it from your inbox and from your deleted folder and change your password.
If you have tried to open it or clicked on it then please let rhem know so they can help you sort this out.  Please email or call one of their team on 0208 466 6139.  Their  staff team will note your details and help you accordingly.

Posted on 27 July 2020


The competion has now been judged and results are shown on the Competition page.

Thank you all for a spendid entertaining effort.

Posted on 1 July 2020


There are large number of walkers in the South Lakes U3A community, most of whom delight in the pleasures of the fine views and glorious countryside in our region. But during lockdown, a team of 700 volunteers who want to encourage the idea of functional walking for its environmental and health benefits have plotted a network of 7,000 routes, which collectively stretch for over 60,000 miles linking many towns and villages in Britain.

Information about the 'Slow Ways' project can be found at

Posted on 16 June 2020


The Science & Technology Group has started the Knowledge Bank, a repository of interesting articles and websites, and recommended books.   The items will be contributed only by South Lakes S &T Group Members, but can be accessed by all. 

Posted on 3 May 2020


A number of members have suggested that as no activities are taking place the annual membership fee of £9 should be used to cover a longer period than the normal 12 months. Effectively this would either mean extending the membership year by changing the renewal date or reducing the subscription for next year on a pro rata basis.

The bulk of the membership fees are spent on payments to National U3A for membership, insurance, Third age Trust newsletter and database services. In addition they also cover the costs of publication and distribution of our annual yearbook. Details of these Costs can be seen in the historic accounts on the website and in the current years accounts which will be published shortly. No extension is being granted by the National body, we do not have unlimited reserves and we are required by the Charities Commission to behave in a financially prudent manner.

Consequently the committee have decided that we are unable to agree to any extension to the period covered by the membership fee under the present circumstances. We hope that members will understand the reasons for this and support all our efforts to survive this unprecedented  crisis and recover our normal activities as soon as possible.

Posted on 8 April 2020

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