Retired? Semi-retired? Looking for new horizons?

Then welcome to our website as we believe that North London U3A could be your answer. We think that lifelong learning should be a pleasure
– it need never stop.

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NLU3A, something for everyone

About NLU3A

NLU3A is the North London U3A with meetings in Finchley, Highgate, Muswell Hill and nearby areas. It is one of over 1000 U3As across the country. Each U3A is about people coming together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.

We can help you by introducing you to new skills and subjects or even persuade you to share your own specialist skills and, very importantly, the opportunity to meet new people through our interest groups, events and monthly meetings.
Find out more about us and the U3A movement.

NLU3A, something for everyone

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Interest Groups

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North London Locations


NLU3A offers 100 plus Interest Groups  across Finchley, Muswell Hill and Highgate. You will find arts and crafts, humanities, English language and foreign languages and their literature, music and theatre, dance, yoga, walking, aspects of London, card and board games; away days, social activities, science and the environment.


We have regular events such as:
Monthly meetings: usually on the second Monday of the month
Away Days: about three a term within the London area
Far Away Days: about every couple of months, coach outings going outside the bounds of London

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

 – Henry Ford

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

- Helen Keller

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

– B. B. King

Latest News

​Here is a collection of news from NLU3A, announcements and articles about our activities.

Away Days

Away Day team (Frank Kelsall and Pam Lewis) organises regular outings, using public transport, to places of general interest. Contact details: • Frank - 020 8346 5139 – • Pam – 020 8346 0403 - The...

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Spring Term Away Days

Booking for three Spring Term Away Days is now open. Planned visits are:Friday 17 January: Royal Academy of MusicFriday 21 February: Walthamstow Village and Vestry House MuseumFriday 20 March: Trinity Buoy Wharf and LighthouseFor details of the visits please see the...

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Please offer me a seat

If you struggle to stand (or simply wish that one of those youngsters glued to their phone would offer you a seat) while using public transport, there is a free badge and card available to help you alert fellow customers that you need a seat. Learn more and apply for...

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Members’ Silver Jubilee Festive Lunch

Members’ Silver Jubilee Festive Lunch 72 members attended a fabulous lunch at St Paul’s Church Hall on Monday 9 December. Most people said they really enjoyed meeting old and new friends, the convivial atmosphere and the good food. The 3 course meal was topped off...

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Did you know about the sunflower lanyard?

If you have a disability that may not be immediately obvious (impaired hearing, balance difficulties, difficulty with stairs) but would appreciate support from staff in UK airports, certain railways, supermarkets, retail stores, visitor attractions or hospitals, then...

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