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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Many of our groups are continuing to meet during this extended lockdown period using email, WhatsApp, FaceTime or Zoom etc.
See the full list of these groups, they are also shown on the individual group pages.
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

Meeting In

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.

List of groups with online presence

Using Zoom: Armchair Critics2 Contemporary Book group Festina Lente French - Everyday Conversation French Conversation - Advanced French Literature German - Kaffeeklatsch History of America Italian Conversation Life Art & Politics1 Photography (see below because...

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and U3a

The national office of U3a has issued a note of guidance for all u3a's and of particular interest to interest group leaders. You may download their opinion here If you have not already seen it, here is the UK government's action plan for Coronavirus. If you want to...

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Members on their own (MOTO)

MOTO Group – for Members on Their Own March 2020 Programme - CORRECTION Tuesday 17th March: Italian lunch in Whetstone at 12.30 pm hosted by Jeanette Thornhill. Buses 34/ 234, 263 and 326 stop close, buses 125 and 251 and northern line not far away. Please email...

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Update and reminders about our monthly meetings

The monthly meetings at St Paul's Church in Finchley are highly popular and we are often asked about what will be happening next. Here are details for our planned forthcoming meetings Until further notice, when Monthly meetings do occur, they will be conducted by...

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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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