Narrow boats
            on canal Finsbury Town
            Hall The King's Head

‘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

Anne Caricature

Read our latest Newsletter


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.  Quite a new part actually, we are not yet a year old, but thriving and proud of all we have achieved in such a short time.

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. 

Study and discussion groups are the core of Islington U3A.  There are about 35 groups to join, from Architecture, Art, Books and Crafts to Scrabble, Theatre and Walks; click here to learn more.

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 most recent meeting...

...was on 24 April. Over 80 of our members listened to
Professor Sophie Scott, Deputy Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL talking about The Science of Laughter.  We are very grateful to Sophie for her interesting and informative talk, which you can read more about on the News page.

Our next meeting
... on Thursday 22 May. Sir Graeme Catto, a former president of the General Medical Council and chair of Dignity in Dying, an organisation seeking to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill adults, will talk about the proposed legislation on assisted dying and how experience in other countries can help to address the issues. 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.

For future meetings and other events,
click here



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