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Interest groups are at the core of Islington U3A and reflect the knowledge, skills and expertise of members. iU3A already has over 30 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 the 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.


Longer Walk Lunch

Bridge Dealing

Current Groups

Our current groups are listed below. Click on any group below to learn more about the group and how it works and to contact the group coordinator.

Art in London
Book Group 1
Book Group 2
Book Group 3
Book Group 4
Book Group 5
Book Group - French
Book Group - Science Fiction
Chamber Music
Concert Visits
Craft Group
Cryptic Crosswords
Current Affairs
Exploring London
Film - Classic
Film - Current
French Basic Conversation
French Advanced Conversation 1
French Advanced Conversation 2
German Conversation
History in a Global Context
iPad Users
Italian Conversation
Local History
Middle East
Music Circle
Opera Visits
Painting and Drawing 1
Painting and Drawing 2
Presenting Poetry
Science Interests and Issues
Spanish Conversation
Theatre - Fringe
Theatre Visits
Walks - Longer
Walks - Shorter

To see the monthly timetable of group meetings click here

New Groups

We are always interested in considered proposals for new groups, and often have proposals under consideration or in development. 

To propose a new group, find out about groups in development and to let us know of your interest (which helps us gauge demand) click here


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