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Annual General Meeting 2021

Our Annual General Meeting will be held in person at St Paul’s Church, Finchley,
N3 2PU, starting at 10:30 am. You can find full details and all relevant papers by clicking here.

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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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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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)

August Monthly Meeting

August Monthly Meeting

To be held on Monday 9th August. It will feature the second talk by Will Rathouse on Thames Archaeology. The first one in March covered the Thames foreshore between London Bridge and Gabriel’s Wharf. This time we’ll go upstream from London Bridge.
You need to register for this event. Full details here.

Live Zoom transcripts available for the hard of hearing

We are pleased to announce that we will be experimenting with use of the live transcript facility on Zoom for our July monthly meeting.  This provides the equivalent of subtitles and, though it is not always 100% accurate, it will enable people who have hitherto not been able to attend monthly meetings on Zoom to get the benefit of the talks.  If the experiment is successful, we will extend its use to subsequent virtual meetings if they are needed.  Do try the facility out and let us know on how you find it.

Vacancy for Minutes Secretary – 1 July

We still have an urgent need for someone to take over as Minutes Secretary this summer.  For further information about this role, contact Ann Dugdale at, giving your telephone number, to have a chat about what is involved.  NLU3A depends on members sharing the various tasks like this which are involved in keeping the organisation running.

National chess network

National chess network

After two successful u3a Zoom meetings support has been gathered from u3a members representing all parts of the UK for the start of the u3a CHESS NETWORK. Find out more here

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