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Latest Newsletter
We've published our Spring Newletter. For news of a very special guest at our June monthly meeting, details for all other 2015 meetings, and updates on new and existing group activities groups,click here
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


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 is part of our local community and we aim to contribute to it in all kinds of ways. Our main charitable event of the year is Islington Giving Week, in June. All proceeds  to organisations and projects that reduce poverty and isolation in the borough. Our special contribution was a sponsored walk of the borough boundary - see the photo report here

Our next meeting... on July 23  Nina Clarke will speak on 'Population growth: can we cope with another 80 million every year?' Nina is Vice Chair of Population Matters, having been a trustee since 2011. Before joining she was a director of a small private training organisation, specializing in helping business people and professionals communicate better and deal sensitively with other cultures. She will talk about population growth worldwide and in the UK, where it is growing fastest, the impact in developing and developed countries, why it matters, how it is affecting their lives now and how it will affect the lives of the next generations, and what is being done about it and what can be done.

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. Only iU3A members may attend monthly meetings - if you are not a member and would like to attend you can join at the meeting.

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 over 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 400 members, with the number still rising. To join in, please click here: Join Us

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