Islington U3A

iU3A Executive Committee

Following the AGM and the 2017/18 Executive Committee's first meeting, the Committee's members and their roles are:

Ruth Gee, Acting Vice Chair
Chris Bulford, Secretary
Robert Welsford, Treasurer
Isabel Dickson, Membership Secretary
Sue Welsford, Groups Coordinator
Derek Harwood, Website Manager
Margaret Wearing, Monthly Meetings Coordinator
Dee Austin, Events Organiser
Sally Fox, Coffee Morning Organiser

The position of Chair remains vacant and for the time being the Committee has agreed that the responsibilities of the role will be shared.

If you would like to read the report that Anne Weyman, iU3A's first chair, made to the AGM you can find it here

Monthly Meeting

There isn't a monthly meeting in December
The next meeting will be on Thursday 25 January when Professor Jon Butterworth from University College London will talk about Smashing Physics: The Inside Story of the Search for Higgs.

Pub Quiz

Liven up a January evening by coming to the ever popular iU3A annual Pub Quiz from 7 - 9.30pm on Monday 15 January near the Angel.  Quiz master Jez Worsnip designs the questions especially for iU3A and it's a great opportunity to get to know other members and have some fun.  Tickets cost £8 and are available from Isabel Dickson, 

Future iU3A Outings

Our recent survey of members' views showed that many of you would like iU3A to have a programme of 'Outings' to places of interest.  As with all iU3A activities, this will only be possible if there is sufficient interest in going on outings and members willing to organise them.  So we would like to find out how many members would be interested, what types of outings would be popular and which members are willing to be involved in organising them.  Please let us have your views by completing our simple questionnaire which you will find here and let us have your response by Monday 15 January.

Coffee Mornings

iU3A's coffee mornings enable members to get to know others who live near them.  The next one will be on Friday 19 January near Upper Street.  To reserve a place email

Pub Lunches

iU3A's pub lunches provide a social and informal environment for members to meet up and talk about issues of interest to them.  The cost is around £10-£12 for lunch with drinks being extra.  They are also an opportunity for people thinking of joining iU3A to find out about the benefits and enjoyment of being a member.  So please do think about inviting a friend to come along with you.  Men are still very under represented in our membership and hopefully they will find a pub lunch an attractive way to find out more about iU3A.

The next pub lunch is on Wednesday 13 December.  For more information contact Howard Stone


We welcome suggestions for new groups.  So if by yourself or with other members you would like to be involved in extending our range of groups to include an activity or interest which is currently not covered, do get in touch with your ideas.  A new group needs an enthusiastic member (or several members) whom we will help to establish and run it.  Please contact Sue Welsford if there is a group you would like to set up.

Getting More Involved in iU3A

iU3A is already very vibrant with many interesting and enjoyable activities but there is much more we could do.  There are many different ways for members to get involved in supporting current activities and creating new ones.  You can find out more here  If you would like to join our team of volunteers please contact Volunteer Coordinator Kathryn Dodd at

Other U3A Activities

Third Age Trust Events in London

All iU3A members are entitled to attend events in London organised by the Third Age Trust.   Full details and booking forms can be found via the Events page of the Third Age Trust 
It is straightforward to create a login to access the members' section of the site. 

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