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Coming Up
Next Monthly Talk:

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Islington U3A is part of the world-wide University of the Third Age (U3A), open to all who are retired or semi-retired (ie the only criteria for membership is: 'not in full-time employment').

Membership of iU3A is open to people who want to keep their minds sharp, get out and about and learn new things, sparking new interests, meeting new people and keeping physically active. Age is no barrier to learning or to helping others to learn.

There are no entry qualifications, no exams and no prizes; just the satisfaction of keeping mind and body active, and connecting with local people who want to do the same. At heart Islington U3A is voluntary, self-help and enjoyable.

Islington U3A now has over 690 members with the number still rising. Come and Join Us
If you want to ask us something see our details here: Contacts  (email & phone number)

Membership Renewal
We are into iU3A's 2020/21 new year now. This is not an automatic process. You need to have manually paid your subscription by now if you wish to participate in iU3A activities. Thanks again to all who have taken action and paid already. If you haven't yet, please renew your membership now. This year it is at the reduced rate of £15.00 for the year — great value. Please renew through the membership portal here. You can pay by debit or credit card through PayPal (as a Guest). Or you can pay by bank transfer or you could post a cheque. For further details on either of these contact Joy at

We are still functioning during this pandemic. While we can't offer all our previous activities we are continuing with many of them. For example more than 40 of our Interest Groups and Courses have moved to meeting online (through Zoom or other methods). We have set up a 'Buddy' support system for any members that need support through these difficult times. Also some of our Groups are now meeting 'physically' again. There is more information on our News webpage here.

What We Do
Our main core activities are:

  • Monthly Meetings — these generally include a high-profile, interesting and entertaining speaker (the Monthly Talk), a 2nd Subject topic (which is often for example an internal presentation from one of our Groups or a computer tutorial) and always with plenty of time to meet and chat to other iU3A members. See the list of our next speakers here.
  • Interest Groups — there are over 50 groups to join, some small, some large, and covering a range of interests. Click on the the link here for more information Groups List
  • Special Events — these include one-off events, coffee mornings and pub lunches. See the What's On page for further information.
  • Outings — these will be visits to places, often outside London, and open to all the iU3A membership. See the What's On page for further information.

See our News page for things we've been getting up to recently and have a look at our What's On page for what's coming up in the short term. We also let members know what's happening on a regular basis with our regular communications — our fortnightly Bulletins and seasonal Newsletters.

Members of iU3A can also attend events organised by U3A Nationally (see their website here) and by London Region (see their website here). Or get involved in Shared Learning or Research projects - see the Other Opportunities page for further information.

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