‘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
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.