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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.


Latest Information

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  • Read the January issue of our magazine, The Northern Line here.
  • The next Monthly Meeting will be held on Zoom on Monday 10 January 2022; find out more here.
  • Some NLU3A groups are actively looking for new members; find out more here.
  • The NLU3A AGM was held on 8 November 2021. Click here for more information.

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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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January Monthly Meeting

January Monthly Meeting

Owing to the resurgence of Covid-19 due to the Omicron variant, we are reverting to holding Monthly Meetings online on Zoom for the time being. 

The next meeting will be held on Zoom at 10.30am on Monday 10 January. The topic will be ‘The Wallace Collection’; please click here for more details. Subsequent meetings may also be held remotely; confirmation will be provided in each newsletter.

Volunteers wanted

We are looking for a small team of members to take over responsibility for researching and booking speakers for our Monthly Meetings, after John Hadju steps down in 2022. If you have experience in this area and are interested in helping out, or would like to find out more, please contact Edmond Cohen at

Our constitution also requires that we regularly refresh our committee with new blood. If you think you could help share the load of running this big and active organisation, please do contact Edmond at He will be happy to discuss the options and offer a chance to observe a committee meeting.

Subscription renewals

Members should have received a letter about renewing your subscription for 2022.  The price is being held at £25.00.  Thank you to the many members who have already renewed. Please do renew as soon as possible if you wish to continue to attend NLU3A events, including Interest Group meetings. If you cannot trace your renewal letter, please contact Ruth Silver, membership secretary at

Please also remember to wear membership badges to meetings, as this will help us all to get to know each others’ names without embarrassment.

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.

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