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.

Announcements are shown below:
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.

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Summer programme

The summer programme is now available and can be found here or from the EVENTS menu.

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The Northern Line – April 2017

The latest edition of The Northern Line is now online.  See the NEWSLETTERS menu above to read it and earlier editions.

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The Mary Feilding Guild, a residential home for the active elderly, is looking for people to help with

  • Shopping trips
  • Reading to residents
  • Outings
  • Walks (training will be given)
  • Visiting residents
  • Sharing special interests such as IT skills, knitting, flower arranging or setting up a drama group.

Contact us on info@maryfeildingguild.co.uk or make an appointment to come and visit us and hear more about this lively, interesting and highly unusual group of people.

Mary Feilding Guild  103/107 North Hill, Highgate, London N6 4DP
020 8340 3915

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WW1 Theatre a nationwide community research project

A pilot scheme on this subject last year by the University of Kent identified many hundreds of plays produced during WW1. The next stage is to trace the playwrights, research the performance histories across the country and delve into the individual theatres etc.
The U3A having a defined role in this research – in the form of a shared learning project.
This research will probably be of particular interest to our drama and history groups, but any member may apply.
Click for the flyer and a general application form. It would be helpful if potential volunteers could state that they are U3A members on the form.

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Group News April 2017

The following groups are looking for extra members:

  • NLU3A Portrait Studio
  • Festin ente (Latin)
  • French Literature
  • Arts and Craft

and we are planning a possible new group:

  • Spanish – lower intermediate

Continue reading

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Summer Programme 2017 planning

Bowling, singing, acting, walking, eating, thinking, sewing, painting, laughing, dancing, writing, learning, watching, sympathising, printing, drinking, giggling, playing and more

This was our Summer Programme last year, which our many event organisers made happen and we thank them all very much. We also thank all the members who attended the events.
We are now planning this year’s programme, intending to make it better than ever and will be contacting all our organisers from previous years, asking them to offer events they have done before and/or offer new ones.
We also appeal to all other members to offer events, so if you are interested, please contact Kathy or Christine and we will talk you through your ideas, giving you all the advice, help and support you need.
kathleenkyriakides@hotmail.com  7263 6885
christinestammers@gmail.com  7263 0090

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EXTERNAL: UCL Hearing Research April 2017

We are looking for 50 volunteers for the second part of our research project in which we investigate the impact of ageing on speech communication in good and difficult listening conditions.  In this study, the task is to listen to English sentences played in background noise (via headphones) and repeat back what you heard. We will also do a quick hearing test. We pay £5 for your participation and for your travel costs. Continue reading

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Spring Tour 2017 Plans


Sunday 21st May to Thursday 25th May 2017

We are going to Suffolk – an agricultural county with a Heritage Coast that has seen invasion by the Angles and the Danes. Over centuries, it has also mustered defences against the threat of invasion from the French, the Dutch and most latterly the Nazis. However these days the threat is from the sea. The defence of the coastline, as we shall see, gives rise to much controversy.

We will visit a number of towns, each with unique features – medieval streets, beach huts, churches built in the boom of the wool trade, a working mill, an 18th century factory, the homes of an artist and a composer. We can rest by riversides and walk in gardens and stroll on the beach. We will explore a castle, a fort, a ruined priory and a stately home. We may even get in a boat or visit a brewery or go up a lighthouse.

If you want to join in the visit to the land of the South Folk, you will find our draft tour Itinerary and the Booking-form with cost information by clicking on the links.

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