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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 and get out and about learning new things, sparking new interests and meeting new people. Getting involved in iU3A enables people to expand their horizons, share skills and knowledge and help others to learn.

We wish the very best to all our members for the festive season. iU3a has had a brilliant first year, for which we owe a big thank you to the very many members 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. For which our first event is...

... a Quiz Night

Liven up dull January by coming to our first quiz night on 12 January. Full details on the What's On page.

Photograph Competition

For the festive season, we ran a photography competition on the theme 'Festive Islington'. Congratulations to the winner, Christopher Elsom whose atmospheric picture of Camden Passage takes centre stage at the top of this page. A bottle of fizzy his prize.

Our next meeting... on January 22. Simon Webley will give a talk entitled 'Is doing business ethically a nightmare?', and will look particularly at banking. Simon is the Research Director of the Institute of Business Ethics, the London based Institute that helps organizations in many countries develop and implement business ethics policies and practices.

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

Get involved

Study and discussion groups are the core of iU3A. 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.

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 300 members, with the number still rising. To join in, please click here: Join Us

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