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We are always ready to consider proposals for new interest groups, and often have new groups in development - to find out more, click here

Our Story
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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 iU3A is open to people living in or around Islington who want to keep their minds sharp, get out and about and learn new things, sparking new interests and meeting new people. Getting involved in iU3A enables us to expand our horizons, share skills and knowledge and help others to learn.

iU3a is part of our local community and we aim to contribute to it in many ways. Our main charitable activity is supporting Islington Giving. All money this charity raises go to organizations and projects that reduce poverty and isolation in the borough. Last year we had a sponsored walk of the borough boundary which raised over £1350 and at our Open Day we raised a further £290 from the sale of some lovely craft items. This year we will again be supporting Islington Giving week in June and have a number of planned events. For more information see here. Or if you want to make a donation now click here.

What we do

Study and discussion groups are the core of iU3A. There are over 45 groups to join (with more on the way), from Architecture, Art, Books and Crafts to Scrabble, Theatre and Walks; to see the full list click here

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. See below for details of the next one.

Our coffee mornings for members provide another opportunity to get to know each other better. Click here to find out more.

We also hold a number of one of events. See the 'What's On' page for further information here.

We try to keep our members involved by informing them on what's happening on on a regular basis. We issue fortnightly Bulletins and seasonal Newsletters. There are links to these in the box to the right of this page.

As a member of iU3A, you can attend events organised by U3A nationally and by London Region U3A. More information here

Our next monthly meeting...

Lewis on 28 July  - Dr Lewis Dartnell: pos-apocalyptic thinking 

Lewis Dartnell is a UK Space Agency Research Fellow at the University of Kent. Alongside astrobiology research he writes science journalism and has appeared in TV programmes such as Horizon. He will address the topic of his recent book The Knowledge, which asks what key knowledge would be needed to survive post apocalypse, avert another Dark Age and accelerate the rebooting of civilization from scratch.

The meeting will take place as usual at Resource for London 356 Holloway Road (next to the Nags Head Waitrose). Registration opens at 9.45am for a prompt 10.30am start. Coffee will be available in the meeting room before the meeting. Only iU3A members may attend monthly meetings - if you are not a member and would like to attend you can join at the meeting.

For dates and speakers for future monthly meetings (plus other events and opportunities) click here

Get involved

Above all, iU3A is a members' organization. We are as strong and diverse as our members and their ideas, energies and activities. There are so many ways to participate. Come to our monthly meetings and get involved in the question and answer sessions. Join a new group or try a local walk or outing to learn more about our part of London. Become a group coordinator - you don't have to be an expert, just someone who enjoys the topic and helping the group organize itself. Do you have skills to help iU3A move forward by joining the Executive Committee? If you would like to chat about any of these possibilities, please go to the Contacts page where you can get in touch with the best person to help.

Membership Renewal Islington U3A now has over 450 members, with the number still rising. To join in, please click here: Join Us

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