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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: 16 Dec - 6 Jan

Winter Programme

There really are lots of events, new and old, to fill your winter break with friendly company.

Living With Buildings – Wellcome Collection

EVENT: 25 JAN 2019

Tour of The Royal Institution

Founded in 1799, The Royal Institution is the oldest independent research body in the world describing itself as “where science meets the world”

Group playing music


Playing Rock Music

This boring 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

This year [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.

Winter Programme

The winter programme runs from the end of this term on 14 December to 7 January 2019, when the new term starts. The full programme has been sent to members at the start of December. Thanks to Jenny Clark and Pat Taylor for organising the programme.

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Spaces on trip to Hereford and the Wye Valley

Palmers Green and Southgate U3A (PG&S U3A) have organised a short break to Hereford and the Wye Valley 1st to 5th July 2019. They have three twin/double rooms still available. See the travel details and the "Tailored Travel" booking form here. You will also need...

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Groups Looking For New Members [Oct 2018]

The following groups have asked us to say they would especially like new members: Life, Art & Politics 3, meeting on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 10.30-12.00 in Highgate. Please contact Sheila Middleburgh on 8348 1797, email

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Group Co-ordinators’ event

Our first ever event designed specifically for Group Co-ordinators was held on 3 September. You may already have heard about this and received some feedback from the leaders of the groups you attend. The event was well received and very well attended. The committee...

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NLU3A Table Tennis

Several members have enquired about our Table Tennis, following the recent email on the subject.  Sorry for the delay in responding, as it got omitted from our Interest Group Booklet, but we have now clarified the situation. The Table Tennis group is run under the...

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