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.
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 email@example.com
Our showcase of members’ creative work has recently been updated. Take a look (see the showcase menu above.)
LONDON REGION SUMMER SCHOOL , 28 – 30 JULY 2015.
After a very successful event in 2014, the summer school is being held once again at St Bride Foundation, off Fleet Street. There will be a wide range of subjects on the themes of Science, Art, Literature and History, by way of talks and various workshops. Individual sessions can be chosen and attendance can be for one, two or three days.
Application forms and full details will be available early this year. In the meantime, to register an interest, email: firstname.lastname@example.org giving name and U3A, and details will be sent direct as soon as they are available.
There were lots of attendees at the September open day, and we’ve a couple of photos which you can see below. Continue reading
LONDON REGION OF U3As
A JOINT EVENT WITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
ON WEDNESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2014
“FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE”
12.30pm – 3.30pm
Location: Haldane Room, Main UCL site (Wilkins building)
Several new events for members have been announced by the National U3A. You can find more details here. (This page is also always accesible via our EVENTS menu.)
City of London
The next away day is scheduled for October 24th. See details.
Come along to our Open Day
between 11.00am and 1.00pm
at St Pauls’ Church, Long Lane, Finchley, N3 2PU.
Group leaders will be there to tell you what they offer, perhaps to sign you up to join their group, and we can promise you a lively, interesting and entertaining morning. The coffee and tea lounge will be open from just after 10.00 am where you can meet friends old and new for a chat.
The Events Team really hope to see you there, and there will be plenty of volunteers to answer your questions and guide you to the groups that interest you.
The Summer Programme is now on-line. Click here or go via the EVENTS menu.
EXTERNAL – UCL Research Volunteers wanted
Two researchers are looking for volunteers to participate in their experiments.
1) Ear Institute: Hearing Health in Later Life
Feedback from one of our members who went along to Grays Inn Road today to take part in the UCL hearing research project:
Talking to the research team, who are very friendly, they said how useful U3A is in helping with research projects and also what a lively U3A North London seems to be!
2) Department of Motor Neuroscience: Movement in people of 65 years and over