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            Hall The King's Head


Monday 6 October

We are opening the doors to all for a celebration of Islington U3A’s first year.

Groups will be showing what they have been up to and talking about what is planned.


We hope that you will all come along and bring a friend who is not an iU3A member so they can see what’s on offer.

We have high hopes that a fascinating Islington personality will cut our birthday cake.

At the Resource Centre for London, 356 Holloway Road (next to Waitrose).

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 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.

Membership renewal

Membership cardIslington U3A is just reaching its first birthday and we are proud of all we have achieved in such a short time - see the side panel for details of our Open Day celebration. For current members that also means it's time to renew your membership. The new subscription year begins on 1 October 2014 and the subscription remains the same at £30. Members will have had an email from our Membership Secretary, Isabel Dickson including details of how to renew. You can renew by cheque or bank transfer, or at the September monthly meeting by cash or cheque. If you need any further information about payment please contact Isabel here. New members can find more details and a link to an application form on our Join Us page.

Meetings and interest groups

Study and discussion groups are the core of Islington U3A. 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.

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.

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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