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What We Do
Interest Group: today in Islington U3A we have over 700 members enjoying more than 80 interest groups and courses covering a wide range of topics. See further details here: Groups.

Monthly Meetings: our Monthly Talks have been given by some very interesting people. They’re also a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Click here for our next speakers: What's On.

Events include regular coffee mornings and pub lunches, and one-offs like Quiz Nights, Garden Visits, Clues Trails, trips out of town, and the Summer Party. Click here for what’s coming up: What's On.

Who We Are
Islington U3A was formed in the Autumn of 2013, becoming one of the 1000+ U3As in the UK with over 430,000 members. We benefit from the support of the national U3A organisation: The Third Age Trust

We have a local membership of nearly 700 members. We’re committed to treating each other and the wider community with respect and without judgement or bias, regardless of race, religion, national origin, skin colour, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age.

To see more about our meetings, events and activities over the last few years, see Our Story.

If you want to know more about the iU3A Executive Committee have a look here.

How We Are Financed
Islington U3A is a charity run by its members for its members. Nobody gets paid. As we like to say, it all depends on us. Members pay an annual fee to cover admin costs (primarily hire of venue space). It's an 'all inclusive' membership fee basis — entry is then free to all activities, all the groups and other activities.  Possible extras are tickets to performances, and individual costs of food and drink.

Do you have skills to sustain or help iU3A move forward? Our Home page shows the activities available to all members, but all these activities depend on members volunteering their time. If you’d like to help as a one-off or with an occasional commitment or on a regular basis, we would love to hear from you. You could help in many different ways, for example:
- with welcoming new members at the monthly meetings (once we resume physical meetings)
- making the summer party or another event go with a swing
- hosting a coffee morning
- helping at recruitment events
- reviewing our publicity mechanisms
- Outings Coordinator
- joining the Executive Committee (we need a Groups Coordinator and a Chair)

Or maybe you have an idea for setting up and coordinating a new group. You don't have to be an expert, just someone who enjoys the topic and can sort out the practical arrangements, which are usually very straightforward.

Do you think you can help in any way? If so then please consider filling in the linked form Volunteering. Or if you’d like to have more information on volunteering opportunities, please contact us here.

If you would like to know more about any of Executive Committee roles, please contact us here.

Offers and Services for Our Members
As one of its services to U3A members, the Third Age Trust (the national organisation under whose aegis local U3As operate) has a helpline which iU3A members can use. It is operated by the charity Independent Age and provides a wide range of advice with specialist help also available. It is available by calling the freephone on 0800 319 6789 or email your query to and just mention you are through u3a. You can find out more of their services at their website:


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