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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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.


Latest Information

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  • The NLU3A AGM was held on 8 November 2021. Click here for more information.
  • Some NLU3A groups are actively looking for new members; find out more here.
  • Read the September issue of our magazine, The Northern Line here.

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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.


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

Latest News

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NLU3A AGM 2021

The NLU3A AGM was held on Monday 9 November at St Paul’s Church Finchley. 47 members attended. As well as electing the committee for the coming year, members agreed the subscription for 2022 would be £25 a year and approved the new constitution for NLU3A. This updated our constitution in line with the latest guidance from the Charity Commission and the Third Age Trust. In particular, the updated constitution makes it possible to hold general meetings online if necessary, and sets new limits on the tenure of future committee members and officers. See the minutes here.

Groups looking for new members

Various NLU3A groups are actively looking for new members. Some operate face to face and some on Zoom. If you are interested, please contact the group co-ordinator concerned for more information. For all groups except Chess, details can be found on the Groups page of the website, or by clicking the group title.

Christmas Concerts

Christmas Concerts

External event
This Christmas, Brandenburg will be holding a number of live concerts at churches across central London and a couple of online concerts.  The live concerts will include all the traditional festive trimmings: excellent music, seasonal readings, and the famous Porter family mulled wine. Tickets for live concerts cost £20, those for online concerts £10 per device.   For more information or to order tickets, go to

Request from The Northern Line

We would love to have suggestions for articles and pictures for our termly magazine, The Northern Line.  If you have ideas or thoughts you’d like to share with fellow members of NLU3A, please send them to

NLU3A at large

NLU3A at large

North London U3A has recently been out and about, actively promoting what we offer to attract new members. On Sunday 5 September we took a stall at the East Finchley Late Summer Social, held in Cherry Tree Wood (see main picture). The weather was perfect, attracting a good turnout. We handed out leaflets and engaged with over 40 interested visitors.

On Monday 13 September we held the Open Morning at St Paul’s Church Hall. This event attracted dozens of visitors, and also featured in September’s issue of The Archer.

London region autumn talks

London region autumn talks

Following a very enjoyable in-person Summer School on 17 August, London Region are now continuing to deliver the remainder of the postponed 2020 Summer School programme online fortnightly on Mondays 17.30-18.30 (log on from 17.00).
For a flyer with further information and links to registration forms, click on this link: Autumn 2021 Talks

For an additional talk, click on this link:
Introduction to Cryptic Crosswords: Beginners Taster Session 
Wed 10 November 16.30- 18.30 (log on from 16.00)

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