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 ABOUT US page.
Booking is now open for our visit on Friday 1st Dec to Winchester. We will start with a short tour of the Cathedral and then the remainder of the day you will be free to visit the Christmas Market or explore Winchester. For more details see the Far Away Day page
This will be held on Monday 11th Dec at St Pauls Church, Long Lane from 12.00 until 2.00pm. Please book by Friday 1st Dec. Click here for more details and booking form – MEMBERS festive lunch
This project will look into the impact of the Great Plague on the residents of Charterhouse, and its close neighbour across Smithfield, St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Closing date for application is Monday 13th November 2017. See our SLP webpage for details.
Join a guided tour of Southwark Cathedral, the first Gothic church in London. Our Cathedral guide will give us an informative and entertaining history, including the Winchester, Shakespearian and early hospital connections and how the original monastic foundation survived the vicissitudes in English history, finally becoming a Cathedral only in 1905. Meet outside the Cathedral, which is very near London Bridge station, at 10.50. Booking essential.
Full info on our Away Days page
The lost histories of urban communities in late 17th-century England
A collaboration with Roehampton University. Deadline for applications: 1st December 2017. See our SLP webpage for details.
Just around the corner from the world-famous Portobello Road Market stands a treasure trove of retro design and memories. Imagine walking through galleries full to the brim with oddities and wonders alike, where every corner you turn leads you into a different decade. You’ll see Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890s, First World War Oxo Cubes, Mars Bars, Rolos and KitKats from the 1930s, a 1970s Chopper Bike and around 12,000 other items that will open your eyes to the way we lived and shopped.
10.50 for 11.00 at 111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 (nearest tube is Ladbroke Grove). Booking is essential – ring Sue on 8381 4480 or send in application form – cost is £5.
Full info on our Away Days page
The latest edition of The Northern Line is now online. See the NEWSLETTERS menu above to read it and earlier editions.
OPEN DAY – for members and non-members alike
Monday 4th September 10.30 to 12 noon
St Paul’s Church Long Lane N3 2PU
DO YOU WANT A CHANGE OF DIRECTION OR TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?
DO YOU WANT TO REVIEW YOUR INTEREST GROUP OPTIONS?
Why not join us for a coffee and a chat and browse through the many interest groups we have on offer and talk to the Group Co-ordinators.
Non-member friends who might be interested in joining are also welcome.