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

Groups

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.

Events

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

GROUP

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

GROUP

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.

Change is on the way

Don't worry if things are looking a bit old and ragged on this website. The webmaster is trying to bring it up to date and get rid of old redundant materials whilst learning about the way the website works. I will not be able to change everything immediately whilst...

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25th Anniversary of North London U3a

This year is the 25th Anniversary of NLU3a. We plan to mark this anniversary with events with an anniversary flavour. Click here for details of our silver anniversary festive lunch on Monday 9th December. More details to follow

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Members wanted to discuss philosophy

Members wanted to discuss philosophy

New Group: Philosophy in Action. Group members will be encouraged to express and constructively debate the personal values that shape all our lives. Learning about different personal values is key but the relevant insights of Great Thinkers may also be...

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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. We can help you by introducing you to new skills and subjects or even persuade you to share your own...

read more

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