MOTO – Members on Their Own

MOTO (Members on their own) is a social group for people who are on their own, for whatever reason. This Group is quite different from any of our other groups, in that it is up to the members to decide what activities they take up, when they meet, how often and where they meet, and all of these might be very variable. This is in acknowledgement of the fact that people living alone might well appreciate having events in the early evening or at weekends, which is not the case for the membership in general.
Events are hosted or led by members of the MOTO group.
If you would like to know more about this group, please contact Melvyn Rees whose details are shown at the top of this page.

Garden Visits

We follow an organised programme of garden visits throughout the year, starting with snowdrops for galanthophiles and ending with winter gardens.  Visits vary from historic gardens such as Ham House garden to modern gardens open under the NGS (National Garden Scheme).  Some of our members are very knowledgeable on plants and are very happy to share their knowledge with us, but the emphasis is on enjoying looking at gardens, rather than an expert analysis of  what we see.

We meet mainly on Mondays but weekends for NGS openings.


Away Days

Waiting in the rain for the Time Ball to drop as it does daily at 1pm.

The Away Day team organises regular outings using public transport, to places of general interest.  Away Days is not a specific group which you have to join, but is open to all NLU3A members.  Visits are two, or more often, three per term and as details become available they will appear in The Northern Line and on the website, together with the required application forms.  We look forward to seeing you but please post your outing applications promptly as demand often exceeds supply.

Details of planned outings and application forms are at

London Architecture Visits

London Architecture Visits


Currently monthly architectural walks. Monthly building visits will resume when possible  Jill Marston and Steve Marston are joint co-ordinators of the group.