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Open Day

Islington U3A had a brilliant Open Day on 6 October. Nearly 200 existing and potential new members came to see Clive Anderson cut our 1st birthday cake, and over 50 new members have now joined since the start of our second year this month. All our 30 plus interest groups were represented and were kept busy signing up new group members. More here.

Meet iU3A's Chair

Anne Weyman features in this month's Islington Faces Blog. To help celebrate our first birthday, the "U3A dynamo" was interviewed by Nicola Baird about the joys of iU3A, her memories of life just off Upper Street, and her favourite Islington places.

Anne reveals that she now has to allow more time to run errands in Islington as she bumps into so many people that she has met through iU3A, that walking down the road takes longer than it used to.

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.
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. 

Annual General Meeting

Islington U3A will hold its first AGM on 27 November. One important bit of business will be the election of a new Steering Committee. For more information, see What's On.


Membership Renewal October saw the vast majority of existing members rejoining as we started our second year. We now have over 300 members, a new high, with the number still rising. Of course members who have been tardy in renewing can still do so.

If you need any further information, please contact Isabel here. New members can find more details and a link to an application form on our Join Us page.

Meetings and interest groups

Study and discussion groups are the core of Islington U3A. There are 32 groups to join (with more on the way), 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 next meeting... on November 27. Roberta Cremoncini, Director of the Estorick Gallery in Islington will talk about the Collection, which brings together works created by Italian artists during the first half of the twentieth century and is Britain's only gallery devoted to modern Italian art, renowned for its collection of Futurist works.

The meeting will take place at Resource Centre for London 356 Holloway Road (next to Waitrose). Registration opens at 9.45am for a prompt 10.30am start. For dates and speakers for this and future monthly meetings, plus other events and opportunities, click here

Members Survey

As we ended our first year, in September we conducted a members survey to find out how you think we are doing. Islington U3A is a membership organisation and members' views are very important to us. The survey had a very good response rate of 63%, so a big thank you to everybody who completed it, providing a wealth of helpful comments for our future development. The key themes that emerged and how they will influence our activities will be reported at the AGM on 27 November and the results will then be available on the website.

Get involved

Above all, iU3A is a members' organisation. 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 co-ordinator - you don't have to be an expert, just someone who enjoys the topic and helping the group organise 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.


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