Welcome to all our members and website visitors!

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 NEW USERS button.

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21st Birthday Party

North London U3A is 21 this year and we are going to celebrate
Please join us
Saturday 6th June from 2.00 – 6.00 pm
The Methodist Church Hall, Pages Lane, Muswell Hill, N10 1PP

Music, cakes and conversation
and a free copy of our souvenir booklet designed by an expert
A professional jazz group throughout the afternoon, songs from our two choirs, and a cake-cutting ceremony at 3.00 pm with our first Chair, our current Chair, and Eric Midwinter, a founder of U3A in the UK
Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon
Entry is free with your membership card
but only if your name is on the list of acceptances

We need to know the number of acceptances in order to provide the right amounts of food.
To put your name on the list please contact:
Bruce & Aliya Middleton
 on email: aliya.middleton@gmail.com or phone 3601 1958
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London Region Summer School 2015

St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
The full programme here, and the application form here.

After a very successful event in 2014, there will be an even wider range of subjects this year on Art, History, Literature, Music and Science by way of talks and workshops.
Places still available, but 6 sessions now fully booked.
Don’t delay! Book now to avoid disappointment.
You don’t need to stick to a theme — any combination of individual sessions can be chosen and attendance can be for one, two or three days, the cost being £35 per day.
An excellent cold buffet lunch is included.

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Age UK Haringey
They have an Intergenerational Volunteering project which recruits, trains and places older people (50 years+) to work with children and young people in schools, children’s centres and other educational settings, helping with reading, maths and mentoring.  They provide full training and support whilst in the placement, and screen all our volunteers with references and DBS checks.  If anyone is interested in finding out more about the project please call Claire Frost on 020 8885 8351.

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Digital Photo Editing

We work in pairs and small groups to help members develop their photo editing skills.  We use a variety of software to enhance photographs shot by individuals.

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Be part of the picture – Membership survey

We have had 120 responses to our membership survey so far, with an interesting picture emerging. The results will be reported in the booklet that we are publishing to celebrate North London U3A’s 21st anniversary this year. We would like you to be part of the portrait NLU3A. (We are not asking for your name so all the information is completely anonymous.) You can complete the survey right away; it will only take you a couple of minutes. Just click on this link.

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Memory Course – Spring 2015

The fifth memory course will begin with an Inaugural meeting on Tuesday, 24th March 2015. This will be followed weekly by the four classes that make up the course starting three weeks later (after Easter) on the 14th April. So that the final meeting will be 5th May.
This course will be held in the afternoons: 3.15 to 4.45 ,  so allowing members already booked into morning activities to take part. The course will be held at St. Paul’s where we have our monthly meetings.
If you are interested please contact Patricia Taylor on 020-8458-3468 or at patriciataylor847@btinternet.com

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