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New Groups

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

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ISLINGTON U3A

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 had a brilliant first year, for which we owe a big thank you to all of you who contributed - in many different ways, but not least simply by joining in. And we hope that you will find, and create, lots more ways of doing so in 2015.

Our next meeting...

...is on April 23  Diana Kuh, who is Director of the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, will talk on 'A life course approach to ageing'. Diana studies the social and biological factors from early life that can affect health in later life, and has published extensively on this topic. Research on healthy ageing has become a priority for governments and in her talk Diana will discuss evidence from a British 'cohort study' which has followed a sample of men and women since their birth; the National Survey of Health and Development which started in 1946. Her talk will include some reflections from study members, now aged 69, about being part of such a long-running study.

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.

For more details of the talk and 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 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.

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 co-ordinator - 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 350 members, with the number still rising. To join in, please click here: Join Us






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