About Us

Lutterworth is a market town situated at the southernmost tip of Leicestershire. The town has several important historical connections.

From 1374-1384 John Wycliffe was rector of St Mary’s, Lutterworth. He was responsible for translating the Bible from Latin into English in 1380-81.

Sir Frank Whittle undertook development work on his invention, the jet engine, in and around Lutterworth during the 1930s and 40s. Visitors approaching Lutterworth from Junction 20 of the M1 will pass a full scale replica of the first aircraft to fly with a Whittle-designed engine, the Gloster E28/39.

In 2004, Lutterworth u3a was formed. Information on our range of activities, such as the numerous and wide-ranging interest groups, is available on these pages with specific details on our monthly newsletter. Our monthly meetings are held in the Wycliffe Rooms on the second Tuesday of each month commencing at 09.45

The Third Age Trust (u3a) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which gives retired and semi-retired people the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities. Whether you are looking to develop a new interest, join in a leisure pursuit or learn a new skill there will be something for you to enjoy.

The Third Age Trust, our parent organisation, promotes the u3a as offering life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities but it is not actually a university and does not award qualifications. It does, though, provide friendship and social activities as well as offering opportunities to develop skills and extend knowledge. For more information about the Third Age Trust click here.