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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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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Mill Hill U3A – Bridge weekend at Eastbourne

Dr Gill Simmons of the Mill Hill U3A Supervised Bridge Group invites members of NLU3A to join her on a bridge weekend (Friday November 25th to Sunday 27th) especially for Beginners and Improvers at the THE VIEW HOTEL Eastbourne.  For full details and application form click here.

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AGM 2016

This year’s AGM was held on 4th July at St Paul’s Church Hall. There was a lovely debate on a number of issues in the Open forum which followed the AGM. For minutes of both meetings click here AGM 2016 mins

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Trip to Oxford and Blenheim Palace

This Coach trip is organised by Palmers Green and Southgate U3A
DATE: September 8
COST: £36 per person. The cost includes the coach, and entrance to Blenheim plus guide and driver’s gratuities.
The closing booking date is 15 August.
For full details and application form, click here.

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Group News – July 2016

Art Workshop 22-26 August
This workshop is called “Elements”. It features placing a clothed figure in a setting.
Working both inside and outside, participants will draw subjects in the environment around the workshop and make studies of the model. They will then put all these elements together to create a final picture (which can even be further worked upon after the workshop). It will be an experience in drawing and painting and in composition led by Michael Richman.
The workshop spans Monday to Friday inclusive 1.00 to 5.00 each day. It is recommended to do the whole course, but a few people are doing it part of the time.
There may be one or two spaces still available, so anyone wishing to take part should e-mail Michael: rumik50@yahoo.co.uk.

Life Class
Michael runs the Life Class at the CUFOS centre. There may be limited places available for the Autumn term starting September 20.
If interested, contact Michael- e-mail rumik50@yahoo.co.uk

Possible New Group – Ukelele
Expressions of interest are asked for a possible new class for those who wish to learn, or can play, the Ukulele. We have a volunteer to run this course – but we need to know the level of interest before we can arrange anything further. If you are interested please contact Candiss on 8883 1395 or Sue on 8381 4480.

The Epic Readers Group are temporarily suspending activities until they have sorted out some administrative difficulties. However, if you are interested, please get in touch with co-ordinator Sybil Manel 0208 446 2964 for further updates.

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London region workshop – online learning

UNDERSTANDING MOOC’S         20th October, 2016
Venue: Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 7AR.

This Workshop will cover the surprising origin, and growth, of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s).  The Workshop will include two presentations. In the morning, Ian Hunt will discuss the origin, and development, of MOOCs explaining how they work and why they are uniquely different to many peoples understanding. In the afternoon, Ian will discuss how MOOCs can provide U3A Interest Groups with an additional tool to enhance their members knowledge. After the presentations, there will be time for discussion and problem solving.  Click for the day’s programme. Attendance is free of charge. A light Lunch will be provided.
Please contact Ian McCannah ijmccannah@aol.com if you wish to register for this Workshop.

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