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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Many of our groups are continuing to meet during this extended lockdown period using email, WhatsApp, FaceTime or Zoom etc.
See the full list of these groups, they are also shown on the individual group pages.
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

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

Latest News

​Here is a collection of news from NLU3A, announcements and articles about our activities.

Josephine Zara

Professor Miriam David tells us that she thought that you would wish to know at your earliest opportunity that one of the oldest and a long-standing member of NLU3A, including organising many groups, Josephine Zara, passed away on the 27th August 2020 at the age of...

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Annual General meeting

Because of the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, and the limitation of gatherings of people, it will clearly not be possible to hold the usual annual general meeting  (AGM) of the North London u3a. Instead there will be a virtual AGM run on Zoom using...

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Monthly Meetings

MONTHLY MEETINGS These usually take place on the second Monday of the month but are currently suspended because of Covid-19, and the format would be to gather from 10.00 am for tea, coffee and chat.   This would be followed by a talk given by a distinguished...

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Timetable for publications 2020-21

TIMETABLE FOR PUBLICATIONS 2020-21 Normally news emails are issued once a month around the end of the month; copy to be sent to by 26th of the month. During the continuing restrictions, emails are being sent out at more frequent intervals and copy...

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An update on Term Dates

TERM DATES As the Covid-19 outbreak means that there cannot be any physical meetings for the time being, there will be no summer programme and term dates are not being set.  Many groups can, however, continue to operate online during the summer and autumn. ...

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