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Other Opportunities

Look here for events, talks and other activities you can get involved with, whether national or regional U3A activities (which you are entitled to participate in as a member), research, or local volunteering and other activities with which you may want to get involved.

Shared Learning

From time to time there is the possibility of joining a Shared Learning project. For further information click here


Special Events — Diary Dates for 2017
Please note the following dates for your diary. We'll give you more information on each nearer the time.

Thursday 9 November Talk About Recycling
The iU3A Green Issues Group invites all iU3A members to a talk on Recycling in the Borough by Matthew Homer, Waste and Regeneration Manager at Islington Council (Town Hall). The meeting is from 10.30am - 12 noon.  Please contact the group's coordinator, Liz Connell, by email at if you would like to attend.

Thursday 23 November 2017 iU3A AGM: this will be held at 10.30 at Resource For London, Holloway Road. Full details can be seen on the AGM page here.

Saturday 18 November — Narrowboat Trip: we have organised a trip along our local canals for iU3A members. It will be from 10.00am to about 1.30pm. The charge is £16 per person. The boat will leave the Islington boat club at 10.00am sharp so please aim to be there by 9.45am at the very latest. The address is; Islington boat club, 16-35 Graham St, Islington, London N1 8JX. The boat has a toilet onboard, facilities for making hot drinks, wine or beer are permitted in moderation & food can be brought on board. We should be on dry land again sometime between 1.00pm and 1.30 and anyone interested is welcome to join us for a drink/late lunch in a local hostelry. If you are interested please book a place through:

Monday 20 November, 6.00-9.30pm — Pub (Bird) Quiz: not just for bird watching experts, this evening is open to all iU3A members. It will test your current knowledge but also provide some learning on how to identify birds by sight or by their songs and calls. There will also be a general knowledge round (with a bird theme). It should be a fun and informative evening. It will be held in a private room of a pub in the Kings Cross area. There is no charge but if you can come along to eat beforehand and have a drink that will help ensure we meet the minimum spend that goes with the free room provision. Come along from 6.00 to eat and the actual quiz will start at 7.00. We'll put you into mixed groups so you'll have support regarding bird knowledge. If you want to attend (& find the location details) please apply for a place to Isabel at

Monday 15th January from 13.30 to 17.00 — Computer Drop In Session: this will be the next of these popular help sessions. This one will be held in Islington Town Hall, Committee Room No. 1. As usual, please email Isabel at to reserve a place and a time slot.

Monday 15th January — Pub Quiz: This is our annual popular quiz. It will be held in a pub near the Angel. You will have to buy a ticket for this event but that will get you a free drink also. Come and eat with usd beforehand and we'll gather for the quiz from 7.00. More details to follow shortly.

Monthly Meetings
Our monthly meetings always have an interesting and entertaining speaker (and plenty of time to meet and chat to other iU3A members). Strictly members only (though you can join at the meeting), they are held on the fourth Thursday of each month (except for August and December). They are always at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road (next to the Nags Head Waitrose). Registration opens at 9.45am for a prompt 10.30am start. Please remember to bring your membership card and (if you've got one) your plastic badge holder.
This venue is accessible.
Quentin PeelThursday 23 NovemberQuentin Peel is an associate fellow with the Europe Programme at Chatham House his talk will be on: 'May, Macron and Merkel — where are they leading us?'

December no talk
Thursday 25 January
Jon Butterworth: 'Smashing Physics'
Thursday 22 February Patrick Mylon: 'The Titanic'
Thursday 22 March Tony Barnett: 'The Social Science of Pandemic Influenza'

Coffee Mornings
Our iU3A coffee mornings are a popular way of getting to know other members. They take place around the borough, are always at 11.00 on varying days of the week and are free to iU3A members. In order to provide opportunities for all our members to attend, we limit attendance to a maximum of three coffee mornings per member per year (1st January to 31st December). The next coffee mornings will be on:
  • Tuesday 10 October — in N5
  • Thursday 16 November in N19
  • Thursday 7 December in N1
                  WaringOur coffee mornings are organised by Margaret Wearing. To book up for any of the above coffee mornings please email Margaret here. She will then advise you that you are booked, or if there are no spaces that you have been put on a reserve list. If you can't attend a coffee morning you've booked for, please let us know. Just email Margaret (same link as above) to say you can't now make it.

Coffee morning hosts seem to enjoy the mornings as much as their guests. If you would like to host one (expenses are reimbursed) please contact Margaret for a chat.

Pub Lunches
iU3A's pub lunches provide an opportunity for members to meet each other in a social atmosphere. They will take place monthly, around Islington. If you are buying a lunch the cost is around £10 to £12 with drinks being extra. If you'd like to come along to one of these please email Howard Stone here for more information or to reserve your place.

Howard StoneAll those held so far have attracted about 15 iU3A members per event who've enjoyed some good chat. While originally conceived to attract more male members there has been good support from the women members. Do come along and join us. Watch the regular Bulletin for information on exact actual timings for 2017/2018 events and locations. But the following is the expected programme for the year:

  • Thursday 19 October               
  • Tuesday 28 November              
  • Wednesday 13 December
  • Tuesday 16 January
  • Thursday 22 February
  • Wednesday 28 March
  • Thursday 19 April
  • Tuesday 15 May
  • Wednesday 27 June


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