Interest groups are at the core of
Islington U3A and reflect the knowledge, skills and
expertise of members. iU3A already has around 35 groups
to offer. The topics range from crafts to philosophy,
from local walks to global history.
Many groups are based on equal participation, while others, for example language groups, have an expert leader. A majority of groups meet in members’ homes, providing a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
All groups are informal - inspired and enthused by their members.
To see our current list of groups click here
To see the monthly timetable of group meetings click here
The development of new groups depends entirely on the talents and creativity of Islington U3A members. We welcome new ideas and will explore all suggestions put forward by members.
We are currently exploring proposals for
nine or ten new interest groups. Please let us
know if you would like to join or help to organise one
(or more) of these groups. To express interest, click on
the link (highlighted in blue) after the lists below.
We have co-ordinators for three of the
groups, so all it needs is enough members who want to
join, to get them started:
A MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) Group These are free internet courses, many run by major universities. Members would gain by studying as a group rather than alone. Two current ideas are for courses on the science of food and on climate change.
Tai Chi A six week introductory course with an expert instructor.
The Middle East To discuss political, economic, social and cultural issues relating to the region.
There are a further six or seven groups
proposed by members. Please let us know if you would be
interested in joining one of them and also let us know
if you might help organise one - no specialist knowledge
Current Cinema Releases To complement the existing film group which will focus on classic films
Life, Art and Politics The group will debate ideas, opinions and experiences on a variety topics chosen by members.
Bird Watching Excursions in London and beyond to view interesting bird and wildlife.
Current Issues in Science Covering a broad range of topical issues raised by science, such as climate change.
Book Group A third group for informal reading and discussion, for which there is already a short waiting list.
French Conversation One, or perhaps two, groups to add to the exisiting two. We hope to have groups that suit all levels, from beginners or those with rusty French to those who are reasonably fluent.
Or (including if you have suggestions for further new groups) you can contact Barry Mason, who is responsible for groups development, by clicking here