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Coming Up

Next Monthly Talk: is on
Thursday 27 April at 10.30. Details here.


Welcome to Islington U3A. We are a part of the world-wide University of the Third Age (U3A), open to all who are retired or semi-retired.

Membership of iU3A is open to people living in or around Islington who want to keep their minds sharp, get out and about and learn new things, sparking new interests and meeting new people.

Islington U3A is run by and for its members. Anyone living in the area who is no longer working full time and wants to keep active is welcome. It is about involvement in learning new things, expanding horizons, sharing skills and knowledge, making new friends and helping others to learn. Age is no barrier to learning or to helping others to learn.

There are no entry qualifications, no exams and no prizes; just the satisfaction of keeping mind and body active, and connecting with local people who want to do the same. At heart Islington U3A is voluntary, self-help and enjoyable. So come and join us.

Our main charitable activity is supporting Islington Giving. All the money this charity raises goes to organisations and projects that reduce poverty and isolation in the borough. We've just completed our month of fund raising for 2016. This year we achieved our target — which was to beat last year's sum — and we raised just over £1500. Thanks to all who donated.

What We Do
Interest groups are the core of iU3A. There are nearly 50 groups to join, from Architecture, Art, Books and Crafts to Scrabble, Theatre and Walks; to see the full list click here

We have a monthly members' meeting, always with a high profile, interesting and entertaining speaker, and always with plenty of time to meet and chat to other iU3A members. See below for details of the next one.

We also hold a number of one-off events. See the 'What's On' page for further information here

We let our members know what's happening on a regular basis with fortnightly Bulletins and seasonal Newsletters. For our latest fortnightly bulletin, click here.  For our latest newsletter, click here.

As a member of iU3A, you can attend events organised by U3A nationally and by London Region U3A. More information here.

Our members also get involved in Shared Learning projects. Opportunities for these are publicised in our Bulletin. To find out more about these projects click here.

Our Next Monthly Meeting...
For details of our next monthly talk and speaker click here.

The meeting will take place as usual at Resource for London 356 Holloway Road (next to the Nags Head Waitrose). Registration opens at 9.45am for a prompt 10.30am start. Coffee will be available in the meeting room before the meeting. Only iU3A members may attend monthly meetings — if you are not a member and would like to attend you can join at the meeting.

For dates and speakers for future monthly meetings (plus other events and opportunities) click here.

Our Story
iU3A is three years old. To read our story click here.

Islington U3A now has over 480 members, with the number still rising. To join in, please click here: Join Us

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