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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EXTERNAL – National Amyloidosis Centre – research volunteers wanted.  This study aims to investigate the true prevalence and potential health consequences of ATTR amyloid deposition in the hearts of elderly men.
The Centre would like to invite men aged over 80, with no known heart disease to take part in our research study at the National Amyloidosis Centre in the Royal Free Hospital, London. For full details click to see the ATTR study flyer.

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Away Days May and June 2016

The Away Days for May and June have been announced. They are to The Royal College of Physicians (on Friday 20th May) and a guided walk through Mayfair (on Friday 24th June). See our Away Days web page for details.

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Another trip with Palmers Green & Southgate U3A

HEVER CASTLE IN BLOOM

Palmers Green & Southgate U3A have offered our members places on their coach trip on 28th June to Hever Castle in Kent, once the childhood home of Ann Boleyn. More information and the booking form can be found on this flyer (Hever Castle in Bloom). If you are interested please complete the booking form at the end of the flyer and return to Shirley Marney no later than 14th June.

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Summer Programme Ideas please

Please send ideas for this year’s summer programme to:
SummerFlyerAnnie Hopewell 7263 2806 AnnieHopewell@hotmail.co.uk
Christine Stammers 7263 0090 ChristineStammers@gmail.com
Kathy Kyriakides 7263 6885 KathleenKyriakides@hotmail.co.uk

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Trip with Palmers Green and Southgate U3A

Mediaeval Churches of Romney Marsh Coach Trip

Palmers Green and Southgate U3A have offered NL U3A the spare places on their coach trip to Mediaeval Churches of Romney Marsh on 12 April 2016.  Full details on this flyer (Mediaeval Churches of Romney Marsh – April 2016 -Flyer).  If you would be interested in joining this group, please complete the application form (Mediaeval Churches – April 2016 – Application Form) and send it to Gail Phillips of Palmers Green U3A.

If you need any further clarification on pick up points, prices etc please also ring Gail on 020 8368 3073 (land)  07751 314087 (mobile).

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Muswell Hill Library petition

Some of you may be aware that there will be a public consultation starting soon regarding the future of Muswell Hill Library. One option to be considered by the council will be an extension using the plot of land at the back, which Haringey Council already own. The committee of the Friends of Muswell Hill Library have organised a petition in favour of such an extension. If you would like to sign the petition then click on the link below
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/extend-muswell-hill-library

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Hosts wanted for new members welcome meetings

In North London U3A we have a tradition of welcoming new members. About twice a term, we invite them to small, friendly meetings, where they can meet other members and some of the people who run our organization.  We are looking for people who are currently members of NLU3A, willing to host such meetings in their homes.
If you volunteer for this, you will be asked to host a meeting once, or sometimes twice a year. Time and date will be arranged in advance to suit you. The meetings last about 1.5 hours and are held either in the morning (starting 10:30-11:00) or in the afternoon (starting 2:00-3:00).  The number attending varies between 8 and 12 and we will ask you to provide tea, coffee and biscuits. It is helpful if there is access by public transport, as well as unrestricted street parking near by, either in the morning or in the afternoon.
If you would like to host such a meeting please contact Aliya Middleton on  020 3601 1958 or aliya.middleton@gmail.com

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EXTERNAL – UCL Department of Experimental Psychology are looking for volunteers for a research project that investigates hearing functions and brain activities in older people.

The project aims to study the relationship between brain functions and speech/hearing performances in both elderly normal-hearing and hearing-impaired individuals and try to establish frameworks to help improve hearing performances of older people.

Participants should be healthy, normal-hearing, aged between 55 and 75, native English speakers and NOT have participated in Dr. Outi Tuomainen’s previous study. If you are interested please contact the PhD student Guangting Mai at guangting.mai.15@ucl.ac.uk

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