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.
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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.
“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
Featured Groups & Events
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
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.
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.
Walking the Thames
In 2018 we returned to the downstream journey starting at Oxford and will have reached Reading by October. So next year  we will continue downstream starting from Reading, reaching Hampton Court by the end of the season.
Here is a collection of news from NLU3A, announcements and articles about our activities.
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...read more
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. ...read more
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...read more
Down the Drain, an in-depth study of the history of London’s drainage right through to the current Tideway Project, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joseph Bazalgette. The U3A Network for South East Greater London and the London Metropolitan...read more
Once again we have a handful of groups wishing to advertise spaces. Rubber Bridge - higher level bridge is played once every two weeks on a Tuesday afternoon in N3 all year round. We would welcome a few more members so that we can ensure everyone who comes can get a...read more
Frank Kelsall and Helena Green regret that they are unable to organise the tour for next May. This is solely due to personal reasons as they have both greatly enjoyed their involvement over the last three years. On behalf of the NLU3A, they have arranged tours...read more