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New Groups
Group Categories
Groups Calendar Details
Group Coordinators

New Groups
If you can't see below a Course or Group on what you'd like to join please let us know of your interest. This helps us gauge demand. Contact Georgia at Also see what we have under development and coming soon by the link to 'New Groups' in the box on the right.

Amwell St MarketZoom meetingSignpostsArtists at WorkBonsai

Longer Walk Lunch
Bridge Dealing
Painting & Drawing

Bird Watching
Current Groups
Interest groups are at the core of Islington U3A and reflect the knowledge, skills and expertise of our members. 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. Click on any group below to learn more. You can see which groups are full by looking at Beacon. Or by the 'F' symbol in the 2nd column below.


All Things Have Standing - new group

Art in London

Art — iPad Drawing and Painting

Art — Life Drawing


Book Group 1

Book Group 2

Book Group 3

Book Group 4

Book Group 5

Book Group 6

Book Group 7

Book Group — Re-thinking Economics

Book Group — Mid Twentieth Century, 1

Book Group — Mid Twentieth Century, 2

Book Group — French 1

Book Group — French 2

Book Group German

Book Group — Science Fiction

Book Group — Short Stories

Book Group, Slow Reading — Ageing in the the 21st Century


Chamber Music


Coffee Mornings — see the What's On page here

Computer Support — see listing below as 'IT Support'

Concert Visits - Classical & Jazz
F Cryptic Crosswords

Current Affairs — 1

Current Affairs — 2

Discovering Islington and Nearby on Foot

Economics for people

Exploring London

Film — Classic  & World

Film — French

Film — German

Food — World Cuisine

Freeflow Eutony

French Advanced Conversation 1

French Advanced Conversation 2

French Intermediate Conversation 1

French Intermediate/ Advanced Conversation


German Advanced Conversation

German STAMMTISCH - new group being formed

History — in a Global Context

International Affairs

IT Support

Italian Intermediate Conversation

Italian Intermediate/Advanced Conversation



Opera Visits




Poetry Appreciation

Poetry Writing
Wheelchair symbol

Politics 1 — Tensions in Political Thought
Wheelchair symbol

Politics 2 — State of the UK Constitution 

Pub Lunches  — see the What's On page here


Refugee Support

Science Interests and Issues


Spanish Advanced Conversation

Spanish Intermediate Conversation

Sustainable Living — group may be re-started

Table Tennis

Tai Chi

Theatre — Fringe

Theatre Visits

Walking — with a Camera

Walking — Nordic

Walks — Amblers

Walks — Leisurely

Walks — Longer

Walks — Shorter

Wine Appreciation - WA1 & 2

Writing — Creative 2

Writing — Memoirs

Yoga2 - new group. Only runs until end of June.

This symbol means the venue normally used for this group is generally 'accessible'. However there may be some occasions when these Groups go to a different venue which may not be 'accessible'. Group members would have to check and choose which sessions they attend. For other Groups (without this symbol) please check with the relevant Group Coordinator.

'F' This symbol shows which Groups are full, ie not accepting new members to the Group. In addition there may be some Groups that are accepting members but some of their sessions might be oversubscribed. If you would like to help set up a 2nd of any of these popular Groups please contact Georgia (at

To view the monthly timetable of group meetings see Timetable. This manual table is not kept up to date.  To see current information on Groups available to iU3A members see Beacon.

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