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

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.

Shape of London Summer programme 2018

 SHAPE OF LONDON SUMMER PROGRAMME 2018  Summer walks and visits details 17 April, Highgate talk and walk, Wilson Briscoe and Dorothy Barnes 20180417 Hostelries          20180417 Highgate.pdf copy 24 April, Bankside walk, Mary Fraser 1 May, Farringdon walk, Alison...

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Shape of London Spring term 2018

SHAPE OF LONDON January - March 2018 Programme 9 January, London and Chaos, Wilson Briscoe 16 January, London Theatres, Mary Forsling 23 January, Thames Discovery Programme, Helen Johnston, MOLA 30 January, Wood Lane W12, Steve Marston 6 February, Aviation in London,...

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Shape of London 2017

___________________________________________________________ SHAPES OF LONDON AUTUMN TERM 2017 The programme for the term is below. 19 September: Talk, Introduction to the Shape of London, Wilson Briscoe 26 September: Walk, Whitehall, meet 10.30 Westminster Station...

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Cookery courses – external

AgeUK offer fun and healthy cookery courses at two venues in Finchley for older men and women who want to pick up some kitchen skills. The following courses start soon.  Visit the cookery page of their website for full details. VENUE 1: EAST FINCHLEY, Ann Owen’s...

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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 considered. ...

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U3A Travel Group to Chester and Liverpool

The Mill Hill U3A travel group are going to LIVERPOOL and CHESTER (click for brochure) on 9th-13th June 2019. We will travel to the beautiful city of Chester with a guided visit to the famous Anthony Gormley's 'Another Place' to see one hundred of his amazing cast...

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