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            on canal Finsbury Town
            Hall King's Head

New Groups

We are always ready to consider proposals for new interest groups.

Presently we have three new groups in development - fringe theatre, a fourth book group and an iPad self-help group.

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

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 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 has had a brilliant first year, for which we owe a big thank you to all of you who have 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... on March 26  Professor Steve Jones will give a talk entitled "Nature, nurture or neither - the view from the genes." Steve is Emeritus Professor of Genetics at University College London,and a well-known writer and broadcaster - he gave the 1991 Reith Lecture on 'The Language of the Genes'. In this talk he argues that heritability always involves an intimate interaction between both nature and nurture.

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 uture monthly meetings (plus other events and opportunities) click here

Get involved

Study and discussion groups are the core of iU3A. There are 35 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 well over 300 members, with the number still rising. To join in, please click here: Join Us

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