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Coffee Mornings

Our first coffee mornings were popular and successful so we are having three more. See here

Latest Newsletter
We've just 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 had a brilliant first year, for which we owe a big thank you to all of you who 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.

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.

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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