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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.

Monday 2 October, 2.30-4:00pm Open Day: this is open to the public and a free of charge event. Ideal if you want to find out more about iU3A or if you are ready to join come along and sign up. For existing iU3A members it's a good chance to see displayed information about all our interest groups and hence consider signing up to some of them. It's being held at Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road.

Thursday 5 October,
1.00-4:30pm — Computer Help Session : this is another of these popular drop-in help sessions. These allow iU3A members with any query they have regarding their computers or tablets to drop in and receive guidance from other iU3A members who could share their enhanced knowledge in these areas. Based on the recent survey, this time SmartPhones will also be covered and people attending will be allocated a maximum of 30 minutes and an allocated time slot. Again this session will be held in a member's house in Highbury. If you are interested in attending please apply for a time slot to

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'.

Paul NurseSeptember 28 — Sir Paul Nurse — Director of the Francis Crick Institute, recipient of the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2001 'Science as Revolution'.

Science has brought about revolutionary changes in our understanding of ourselves and the natural world which have acted as major drivers of our culture and civilization. This scientific knowledge has in turn brought about revolutions in the ways that we live and in the technologies that support society. A case can be made that science is the most revolutionary activity of humankind. (Photo credited to Fiona Hanson/AP Images)

Niall DicksonOctober 26 — Niall Dickson — Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation 'The NHS at 70 – over the hill or ready for the next challenge?'

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:
  • Thursday 14 September — at Lara's Café in Blackstock Road
  • 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 the ones 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's events and locations. But the following is the expected programme for the year:

  • Wednesday 13 September            
  • Thursday 19 October               
  • Tuesday 28 November              
  • Wednesday 13 December


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