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.
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 co-ordinator.
Art in London
Book Group - Monday
Book Group - Wednesday
Film - Classic
Film - Current
French Basic Conversation
History in a Global Context
Painting and Drawing
Walks - Local
Walks - Longer
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.
Members have been invited to say which groups they might
like to join, and whether they would be interested to
help organise one. We were delighted that over 60
members expressed interest in participation in a new
group, often in more than one. We are now planning the
next steps. In some cases we have a lots of interest and
a potential co-ordinator. In other cases we have
interest but need more discussion to see how we can get
things moving. In just a couple of cases, it seems that
there was limited interest in the idea put forward
(which does not mean that a similar idea would not
attract interest in the future). We are not quite ready
to announce new groups (or indeed to say that others
will not go ahead at present). Watch this space, we will
post a full update soon.