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‘What did we do with ourselves before there was Islington U3A?’

asked a fellow member as we explored Hoxton with the Local Walks Group on a lovely Thursday morning.  Like me, she is a member of several groups and can hardly believe that it’s only six months since Islington U3A started, offering us so many interesting things to do.  While monthly meetings and interest groups are the core of our activities, the Steering Committee would like to organise some social events for members.  So we need to find somebody to join the Committee to help organise them. So if you enjoy throwing a party, do get in touch with me at Chair iU3a

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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A) is for anyone who is 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. 

There are about 35 groups to join, from Architecture, Art, Books and Crafts to Scrabble, Theatre and Walks.  And there is also a monthly members talk with plenty of time to meet other iU3A members.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 24 April.  Professor Sophie Scott, Deputy Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL will talk about The Science of Laughter. 

Professor Scott's talk will examine the social subtleties of laughter. She has been getting people to laugh in a lab.  There, she can look at people’s brains and detect differences in the way that we laugh – for example, whether it is spontaneous laugher or a social device to help us fit in.  Come to the meeting to learn more!

The meeting will take place at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd (next to Waitrose), registration opens at 9.45am for a prompt 10.30am start.

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