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Islington Giving
iU3A's main charitable activity of the year is to support Islington Giving Week. We hope all members will get involved with this. The key event is a walk on the borough's boundary on Wednesday 10 June. You can join in -  not only by walking - and anyway please donate.  Read more here

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. That includes supporting worthwhile local charities and Islington Giving Week, our main fundraising event of the year, is coming up soon. All proceeds (no deductions for admin) go to support organisations and projects that reduce poverty and isolation in the borough. We hope all iU3A members will participate in or support this in some way. See the side panel for more detail or go straight to a special page here

Our next meeting... on May 28  Lloyd Peck will talk on the wonders of the Antarctic and what it can teach us. Lloyd is a marine biologist at the British Antarctic Survey.He has spent time in the Antarctic, the coldest, windiest, driest and loneliest part of the world where temperatures plummet to -89C and storms rage for months on end. Scientists are increasingly realizing that the oceans are crucially important to the survival of the planet, and the waters around the Antarctic are amongst the most important of all. He will tell us what the Antarctic can teach us about marine life in other parts of the world. Animals in frozen seas are having to adapt to a changing environment as the seas warm.

At this meeting members will be able to register an interest in supporting iU3A's charity event of the year, Islington Giving week, participating in, or supporting, the boundary walk - or just making a donation. Bring your chequebook!

Also we will be selling tickets for the summer party on 30 June. Bring your chequebook for that too!

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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