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.
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. The first year’s subscription is, as a bonus to newly joining members, valid from October 2017 to December 2018.
You may download a membership application form here. You will need to print it, fill it in, and send it to the Membership Secretary. We ask you to pay by cheque for this first year. Unfortunately we are unable to accept cash payments.
The monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month. Doors open at 10.00 a.m for tea and coffee. Talks begin at 10.45 a.m.
14 December 2017
Estelle Lovatt : Fun and irony in art history
11 January 2018
Katy Ghahremani : Plans for Hornsey Town Hall
8 February 2018
John Hinshelwood : WW1 Conscientious Objection Remembered : the Haringey experience
8 March 2018
Robin Lustig : My Life as a Newsman
12 April 2018
Graham Bennett : Diaghilev and London: How a Russian Iimpresario’s Ballet Russes Won the Heart of London, His Ballerina the Heart of an Economist, and their Legacy Today
Find out more about the Monthly Meetings and speakers here
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. More information about the groups currently offered may be found here.
If you are interested in leading or facilitating a group you can contact our Groups Organiser by completing this contact form.