The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a voluntary, self-help organisation located throughout the UK and overseas. It is run for and by people who want to keep active in mind and body when they are no longer working full time. It is about involvement in learning new things, expanding horizons, sharing skills and experiences, making new friends, helping others to learn, accepting new challenges to show that age need be no barrier to learning or to helping others to learn. And to enjoy – if it’s not fun, it’s not U3A! No entry qualifications, no examinations, just the joy of learning in a friendly environment. If we’re going to live longer, let’s make the most of it. There is no upper age limit on curiosity! We believe learning need never stop and should be a pleasure.
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This site is regularly updated and announcements will draw your attention to what’s new – they are listed below with the most recent on top. For general information about North London U3A, see the ABOUT US page.
Our Summer Programme has now been released and is online by selecting it from the EVENTS menu near the top of this page.
Two very interesting Shared Learning Projects are due to start in autumn 2016.
One at the the Charterhouse where the Brothers are a residential community of fit single men over sixty years of age. This project will seek to look to into the lives of past Brothers from the 17th and 18th century. Spanning a range of professions, from florists to lieutenants, the Charterhouse has admitted a striking list of intriguing personalities. The team will be working at the London Metropolitan Archives in Islington. Click here for details.
The second is at the The Old Royal Naval College Greenwich. As part of the national celebrations to mark 100 years since the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, the Old Royal Naval College will be hosting an exhibition focusing on the WRNS in Greenwich. Volunteers will work with the College and WRNS to develop the exhibition. Click here for details
3 August to 25 September
This delicious looking plateful of fabric and embroidery cakes is just one of many works that will be on view at NLU3A’s Freestyle Embroidery and Textile Art group exhibition in late summer. The show will be held at Burgh House Museum in Hampstead from 3 August to 25 September, and displays will range from individual artwork to joint projects such as last year’s 21st anniversary banner. A partnership event, it will include workshops, talks and organised visits. The exhibition and museum are open Wednesday to Friday and Sundays from 12 noon–5pm, and entrance is free. The address is New End Square, Hampstead NW3 1LT. You can find out more about Burgh House Museum and how to get there at www.burghhouse.org.uk. They hold events and exhibitions all year round and they have a great café.
EXTERNAL – National Amyloidosis Centre – research volunteers wanted. This study aims to investigate the true prevalence and potential health consequences of ATTR amyloid deposition in the hearts of elderly men.
The Centre would like to invite men aged over 80, with no known heart disease to take part in our research study at the National Amyloidosis Centre in the Royal Free Hospital, London. For full details click to see the ATTR study flyer.
The Away Days for May and June have been announced. They are to The Royal College of Physicians (on Friday 20th May) and a guided walk through Mayfair (on Friday 24th June). See our Away Days web page for details.
HEVER CASTLE IN BLOOM
Palmers Green & Southgate U3A have offered our members places on their coach trip on 28th June to Hever Castle in Kent, once the childhood home of Ann Boleyn. More information and the booking form can be found on this flyer (Hever Castle in Bloom). If you are interested please complete the booking form at the end of the flyer and return to Shirley Marney no later than 14th June.
Please send ideas for this year’s summer programme to:
Annie Hopewell 7263 2806 AnnieHopewell@hotmail.co.uk
Christine Stammers 7263 0090 ChristineStammers@gmail.com
Kathy Kyriakides 7263 6885 KathleenKyriakides@hotmail.co.uk
Mediaeval Churches of Romney Marsh Coach Trip
Palmers Green and Southgate U3A have offered NL U3A the spare places on their coach trip to Mediaeval Churches of Romney Marsh on 12 April 2016. Full details on this flyer (Mediaeval Churches of Romney Marsh – April 2016 -Flyer). If you would be interested in joining this group, please complete the application form (Mediaeval Churches – April 2016 – Application Form) and send it to Gail Phillips of Palmers Green U3A.
If you need any further clarification on pick up points, prices etc please also ring Gail on 020 8368 3073 (land) 07751 314087 (mobile).