Welcome to Crouch End & District U3A

The next talk in the Science of Health series will be held on Monday 5 March 2018, at the Union Church and Community Centre, when Marianna Fotaki, Professor of Business Ethics at Warwick Business School and a visiting professor at the University of Manchester will ask: What makes for a healthy society? : the significance of volunteers. Talk begins at 10.45 a.m. Please note that refreshments are not provided at the Science of Health meetings

The next Monthly Meeting of the Crouch End & District U3A will be held on Thursday 8 March 2018 at the Union Church and Community Centre. Our guest speaker will be former BBC journalist Robin Lustig reflecting on his professional life. Doors open at 10.00 a.m for tea and coffee. Talks begin at 10.45 a.m.

Welcome to Crouch End & District University of the Third Age (U3A) , a charity open to all who are retired or semi-retired, and part of an international movement. You don’t need any qualifications, just a desire to get out, learn new things, meet new people in the local area, keep your brain and body active, and most importantly, enjoy yourself. It’s about our helping each other in all our activities. There are no experts – U3A members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them. We have small interest groups, big talks, and social events. You decide what you want to do, and what you can offer to others. So, if you live in Alexandra Park, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Highgate, Hornsey, Muswell Hill or Stroud Green, and are looking to meet new people and engage in a whole range of enjoyable and challenging activities, both mental and physical, why not join the Crouch End & District U3A?


Membership of the Crouch End & District U3A is open for those who are retired, semi-retired or in part-time employment, although there is no age criterion. Membership is unfortunately not open to those in full-time employment. Membership requires an annual subscription. This entitles members to attend the monthly meetings and, to join any of the interest-groups and to partake in voting for executive committee members at the Annual General Meeting.

Annual subscription

The annual subscription is £35.00 per annum and runs from January 1 of each calendar year. Half yearly membership will also be available. Concessionary Membership of £5.00 per annum if in receipt of means tested benefits.
You may download a membership application form here. You will need to print it, fill it in, and send it to the Membership Secretary.

Monthly meetings

Unless otherwise stated the meetings will take place on the second Thursday of the month at the Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park, N8 9TA. Doors open at 10.00 a.m for tea and coffee. Talks begin at 10.45 a.m.

  • 8 March 2018: Robin Lustig : My Life as a Newsman
  • 12 April 2018: Graham Bennett : Diaghilev and London

Find out more about the Monthly Meetings and speakers here

Interest groups

Interest Groups are an integral part of the U3A experience, and members are entitled to join any group in which they are interested. As the U3A is a co-operative venture, its members are also encouraged to share their knowledge and experience by offering to lead or facilitate groups.The normal pattern is for small groups to meet in a member’s house (for example, the History and Science & Technology groups), while premises may have to be sought for activities such as exercise classes. For those who wish to get out and about there are currently groups for outings, museum visits, and walking.

Ancient Greek for Fun


Art Appreciation 1

Art Appreciation 2

Art for Beginners


Book Group


Current Affairs


Family History

Felt Making


Foreign Films

French Conversation


Gentle Exercise (Feldenkrais)


Italian Conversation 1

Italian Conversation 2


Local History

Longer Walks

Machine Embroidery

Museums & Galleries

Music Appreciation



Play Reading

Poetry for Pleasure


Science & Technology

Shorter Walks

Singing for Fun

The Sixties

Spanish Conversation

Table Tennis


Theatre Visits

Wine Appreciation

World Literature 1

World literature 2