Welcome To

Crouch End & District University of the Third Age 

We are 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 1 January of each calendar year. Half-year membership will also be available. Concessionary Membership is £5.00 if in receipt of means tested benefits. There is no reduction for members of others U3As.

Full details of how to join may be found here

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.

12 April 2018 : Graham Bennett : Diaghilev and London
10 May 2018 : Alexander Zhuravlyov : Putin forever?
14 June 2018 : Louise Stewart : Ally Pally – a Palace for the People?

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.

Find out more about our Groups here

The latest Group news may be found here

Coffee mornings

Coffee mornings are a way of getting to know other members. They take place around the area, usually in members’ homes, between 11 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on varying days of the week, with a maximum of around 10.

Find out more about our Coffee Mornings here

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Who we are

Steering Group Executive Offices of the Crouch End & District U3A

Chair Sue Felgate chair@cedu3a.org.uk
Groups Organiser David Pashley groups@cedu3a.org.uk
Secretary Sally Whitaker secretary@cedu3a.org.uk
Treasurer Jayne Forbes treasurer@cedu3a.org.uk

Other contacts:

Membership Ed Allen membership@cedu3a.org.uk
Website Julian Osley webmanager@cedu3a.org.uk
Bulletin editor Nicolette Lane bulletin@cedu3a.org.uk

Contact us

Please note that this form is best used for general enquiries only.

If you would like to contact one of the officers of the Crouch End & District U3A you will find the email addresses here.

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