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 a thousand 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 interests. Very importantly, NLU3A also provides 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.


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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East Finchley Festival – Sun 19 June

East Finchley Festival – Sun 19 June

NLU3A took a stall at this event again this year and it was very well attended. The weather was very pleasant – sunny but not too hot – and the threatened rain held off all day. We spoke to many members of the public about the benefits of joining NLU3A. Some 27 people left contact details to receive further information, and six completed application forms. The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Alison Moore, also stopped by briefly! A very successful day.

Chair Yoga and Meditation groups

The Chair Yoga and Meditation groups, which have been suspended since lockdown, will be re-starting, in a revised format, but led by our teacher Mary Callaghan. From Friday 10 June there will be a weekly class of chair yoga combined with some meditation/breathing exercises at The Blue Beetle in Finchley N3 from 12.15 to 1.15pm. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Mary at

Summer tea party

Summer tea party

Summer Tea Party – Mon 27 June, 2.30 to 4.30 pm at Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Pages Lane, N10 1PP.

Bookings have now closed but we look forward to welcoming members who have booked and paid for a place.

London Region Summer School

London Region Summer School

The Summer School will be held at St Bride Institute,14 Bride Lane (off Fleet Street), EC4Y 8EQ
(Easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station or City Thames Link)
The programme is now available for preview.  It includes a wide variety of walks, talks and workshops on diverse topics such as London statues, the story of jazz in London, biosciences in London, climate and carbon capture for industry, the city and slavery, and writing your play. Click here for the full programme. 

Application forms (online and in hard copy) will be available from 8 April via the Events page of the London Region website.

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