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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

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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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Attending More Than

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

Lunch spread

EVENT: 23 - 25 JULY

London Summer School

This is a popular annual non-residential event. Choose from 28 different talks, 4 workshops, and 6 guided walks

Living With Buildings – Wellcome Collection

EVENT: 22 March

A walk through Clerkenwell

See the ancient well and the village green; visit the sites of an infamous prison and two religious foundations. Learn more from our experienced guide.

Group playing music


Playing Chamber Music

This keen and supportive group has been meeting for over seventeen years now. Woodwind players, cellos, viola players and violinists are very welcome to join.

Guide Explaining Walk Along River Thames


Walking the Thames

In 2018 we returned to the downstream journey starting at Oxford and will have reached Reading by October. So next year [2019] we will continue downstream starting from Reading, reaching Hampton Court by the end of the season.

Latest News

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

Our Summer Programme

This year’s summer programme runs throught August with events on most days of the month. All members will have received a booklet at the end of June with the details of the programme and a one page calendar of events in the envelope with the notice for our AGM. For...

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Memory research and contact details

In our July monthly email we put the wrong links for details of both the university memory research projects. We think the following are correct! The King's College project. The researchers want to find out whether we can improve some of the visual aspects of episodic...

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Reel Art: An Exhibition of Textile Art and Embroidery

8 to 26 May 2019 Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London, N6 5HG This exhibition of innovative textile art features works by the North London U3A Freestyle Embroidery and Textile Art Groups. There is a wide range of textile based artwork, including an...

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Summer Programme Team

We are delighted to be able to tell you that we now have a team of three people who have volunteered to prepare the Summer Programme (under the tutelage of Kathy Kyriakides and Christine Stammers, the previous organisers). The programme normally runs from late July to...

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London Region Summer School 2019

London Region Summer School 23rd, 24th and 25th JULY 2019 Venue: St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street (easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station). BOOKINGS ARE BEING TAKEN NOW This is a popular annual non-residential event. Members can...

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MOTO – Members On Their Own

A new group, MOTO has been formed to encourage meetings and activities among NL U3A Members living On Their Own.  Events are hosted or led by members of the MOTO group – see April details below.  If you want to talk about the group in general or find out more please...

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