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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Latest Information


  • Many of our groups are continuing to meet using Zoom, email, or other online means. See the full list of these groups. Each individual group pages gives more details.
  • Our monthly meetings are also happening online, see the Monthly Meetings page for details.
  • The membership year has been extended to 31 December with a reduced subscription for 2021
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

More Than


Attending More Than

Interest Groups (many online)

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

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Latest News

​Here is a collection of our most recent  announcements and articles.

Spring monthly meeting talks announced

Talks for the monthly meetings in April, May and June have been announced. The topics are Chinese medicine, great discoveries by doctors in the past, and a light hearted talk about bans and censorship. See the monthly meetings page for details.

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New groups – March update

The Mindfulness and Ancestry groups are now up and running. However the new Life, Art and Politics group still needs more members to be viable. In addition our second Armchair Critics group would like extra members. Click on the links for contact details.

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U3A in the Time of Corona

National office invited members to send in diaries of life during the pandemic.  They have now produced a book based on the Diary Project, created using contributions during lockdown from U3A members all over the country. It chronicles our reactions to...

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the northern line, January 2021

The latest edition of "the northern line", the magazine of our u3a group has just been published and is available for download from the link below TNL Jan 2021

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Possible new groups

We are pleased to advertise new groups, to operate on Zoom, provided there are enough members interested:MindfulnessAsha Phillips, a teacher, has offered to lead a group:  Research has validated the many benefits of mindfulness. It has been shown to improve well...

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