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 Islington U3A is open to people living in or around Islington who want to keep their minds sharp and get out and about learning new things, sparking new interests and meeting new people. Getting involved in Islington U3A enables people to expand their horizons, share skills and knowledge and help others to learn.
Annual General Meeting
Islington U3A will hold its first
AGM on 27 November. One important bit of business will
be the election of a new Steering Committee. Nominations
are required by 20 October. For more, see What's On.
Islington U3A is just reaching its first
birthday - see the side panel for details of our Open Day
celebration. That makes it a good time to seek your views on
how we are doing and what we could do more of or better.
We've just started our first all member survey. Please let
us have your views: for more details see What's On.
Our first birthday
means that for current members it's time to renew your
membership. The new subscription year begins on 1 October
2014 and the subscription remains the same at £30. Members
will have had an email from our Membership Secretary, Isabel
Dickson including details of how to renew. You can renew by
cheque or bank transfer or, if you miss the year end
deadline, by cash or cheque at the 6 October Open Day. If
you need any further information about payment please
contact Isabel here.
New members can find more details and a link to an
application form on our Join
Meetings and interest groups
Study and discussion groups are the core of
Islington U3A. There are 32 groups to join (with more on the
way), from Architecture, Art, Books and Crafts to
Scrabble, Theatre and Walks; click
here to learn more.
We also 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.
...is on 23 October. Margaret Hodge will talk to us about 'Following the Taxpayer's Pound'. Margaret is the first female Chair of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee and has given this powerful committee a clear and strong voice. She was Leader of Islington Council from 1982 to 1992, and is a potential Labour candidate for Mayor of London. An MP since 1994 she was the first Minister for Children in 2003.
The meeting will take place at Resource Centre for London 356
Holloway Road (next to Waitrose). Registration opens at
9.45am for a prompt 10.30am start. For dates and speakers
for meetings later in the year and other events,click here.