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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New Shared learning project

If you are interested in history and would like to contribute to a project – Citizens – run by Royal Holloway, University of London, due to start in Spring 2017 then have a look at the Shared Learning projects page which can be found under Events

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External – Brain research – UCL is looking for volunteers, if you are a healthy, right-handed adult aged 55-80…
How do we learn and control our movements? How is this regulated by the brain?
You will perform a simple behavioural task under the effect of a placebo or a small dose of levodopa. This will allow us to investigate the role of the neuromodulator dopamine in motor variability and motor learning. If you are interested, please contact:
Graziella Quattrocchi 020 3448 8777 email g.quattrocchi@ucl.ac.uk

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Request for help with U3A Sources magazine

Journalists & photographers, stories & pictures wanted for the new year 2017 edition of  Sources magazine. For more details click here

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National U3A events in London this Autumn

There are four events this autumn in London organised by the National U3A which you are able to book yourself. See the NLU3A’s national events page for a list of them.  You can click on each of them for full details.

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External – The Postal Museum in Clerkenwell is looking for volunteers. Visit their website at www.postalmuseum.org/volunteers for more detail or email the Volunteer Co-ordinator Suzannah Musson at volunteers@postalmuseum.org

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Open Day – Monday 5 September 2016

The Open Day will be on Monday 5 September 2016 at St Paul’s Church, Long Lane, Finchley, London N3 2PU between 11.00 am and 1.00pm. Tea and coffee will be available. Over 50 of our groups will be represented and will be able to provide information about their activities and displays of their work.

St Paul’s is easily accessible and familiar as the place for our monthly meetings. Buses 143 and 382 go past the church and it is only a short walk from Finchley Central underground station and buses 82, 460 and 125 along Ballards Lane. There is unrestricted parking before 2.00pm in adjacent streets.

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U3A diaries 2017

Diaries will be on sale at the October monthly meeting this year. The cover will be red and the price remains unaltered at £2.00. To order please ring Eve Brenner on 8446 0393.

 

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EXTERNAL – Camden Health Watch are looking for people who live or work in Camden and would be happy to give a small amount of time to carry out viewings and inspections of care providers. For more details click here Advert care enviroment

 

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