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Open Day
iU3A had a very successful and enjoyable Open Day on 5 October. Already 59 new members have joined in October. Read more here

Pub Quiz
Brighten up January at our Pub Quiz, Monday 18 January at 7.00pm. More


We are always ready to consider proposals for new interest groups, and often have new groups in development.

If you would like to find out more about any of these groups, and perhaps to join one, click here

You can see all of our other groups, including some that are themselves quite new having started only in 2015, here

Autumn Newsletter
For our latest newsletter, click here


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. We supported Islington Giving Week in June with a sponsored walk of the borough boundary which raised £1352.78 - see the photo report here. And at our Open Day (see box on the right) we raised a further £290 from the sale of some lovely craft items.

Our next meeting...and AGM

On November 26, our AGM will take place before the usual monthly meeting (details and venue immediately below.) This short but important meeting will be iU3A's second AGM, marking the end of another very successful year (see a pictorial record here) You can find the Agenda and other papers for the meeting here

Elain HarwoodElain Harwood will speak on protecting post-war architecture. Elain is a historian with Historic England, formerly English Heritage and for many years worked on its designation of post 1945 buildings, an area of British architecture not greatly understood and increasingly under threat from redevelopment. She lives in Islington and is also a trustee of the Twentieth Century Society. She will look at why this period of architecture is so special, with examples drawn mainly from north London.  

The meeting will take place at Resource for London 356 Holloway Road (next to the Nags Head Waitrose). Registration opens at 9.45am for a prompt 10.30am start. 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

Study and discussion groups are the core of iU3A. There are over 40 groups to join (with more on the way), from Architecture, Art, Books and Crafts to Scrabble, Theatre and Walks; click here to see

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

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

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 Steering 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 400 members, with the number still rising. To join in, please click here: Join Us

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