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 organizations 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 that donated.
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
Our coffee mornings for members provide another opportunity to get to know each other better. Click here to find out more.
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. There are links to these in the box to the right of this page.
As a member of iU3A, you can attend events organised by U3A nationally and by London Region U3A. More information here
Lewis Dartnell is a UK Space Agency Research Fellow at the University of Kent. Alongside astrobiology research he writes science journalism and has appeared in TV programmes such as Horizon. He will address the topic of his recent book The Knowledge, which asks what key knowledge would be needed to survive post apocalypse, avert another Dark Age and accelerate the rebooting of civilization from scratch.
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
Islington U3A now has over 450 members, with the number still rising. To join in, please click here: Join Us