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            on canal Finsbury Town
            Hall The King's Head

Members' Garden Party


Bar duty at the garden party


Islington U3A held its first members' summer garden party in a glorious private Islington garden. Members mingled and chatted over sparkling wine and delicious nibbles. We enjoyed a balmy summer evening and the rain held off until it was just about time to go and for the Steering Committee to get on with the washing up.

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. Quite a new part actually, we are not yet a year old, but thriving and proud of all we ave achieved in such a short time.
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.

Study and discussion groups are the core of Islington U3A. There are about 35 groups to join, 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 most recent meeting...

...was in July. Lord Anthony Giddens, a former adviser to Tony Blair, director of the London School of Economics and Reith lecturer, discussed the future of Europe, taking the theme: 'Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe?', the title of his latest book. You can read more about this interesting and informative talk on the News page.

There is no meeting in August.

Our next meeting... on 25 September. Professor Joe Cain Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology at University College London will talk about ‘Evolution Now’. His research interests include the famous dinosaur statues in London's Crystal Palace.

The meeting will take place at Resource Centre for London 356 Holloway Rd (next to Waitrose). Registration opens at 9.45am for a prompt 10.30am start. For dates and speakers for meetings later in the year and other events,click here.

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. Certainly come to our Open Day (and first birthday celebration) on 6 October (more details later but put the date in your diary). 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 possibilties, please go to the Contacts page where you can get in touch with the best person to help.


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