Crouch End & District University of the Third Age

We are a registered 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, East Finchley, Fortis Green, Harringay, 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?

I joined Crouch End & District U3A in September 2017 and it was a most positive and life enhancing decision. Although I am lucky to enjoy a great community spirit with my immediate neighbours and those in surrounding streets the U3A has opened doors to a welcome vibrant community beyond. I have met and made friends with many people whilst enjoying many activities and visited places of interest I never knew existed in their company. I have learnt so much from different talks I have attended and had fun at a quiz night. What an exhilarating way to live in retirement! – Margaret Hammond, Member No. 255


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, 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 is available from 1 July at £17.50. Concessionary Membership is £5.00 if in receipt of means tested benefits.

How to join us

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.

More on Monthly Meetings and Speakers

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, while premises may have to be sought for activities such as relaxation classes. For those who wish to get out and about there are currently groups for outings, museum visits, and walking.

Our Groups

Latest Group news

Social events

The Crouch End & District U3A aims to offer a range of social events in which members are welcome to join. The cost of participating in one of these events is unfortunately not covered by the membership subscription. Events in 2018 have so far included a Quiz Night at the Maynard Arms, Crouch End and a performance of “A Night in Fitzrovia” at the Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End.

Ideas for social events are most welcome, and may be emailed to social@cedu3a.org.uk

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.

Social media

The Crouch End & District U3A has a Facebook Group page and Twitter account, to which all members who have accounts with these social media platforms are invited to join to share news, views, images and experiences.

Join the Facebook Group

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The Crouch End & District U3A issues a monthly e-mail bulletin to its members. The bulletin summarizes all the latest information relating to Groups and forthcoming events.

Read our latest bulletin


The Crouch End & District U3A endeavours to publish images taken by its own members or from copyright free sources. On the rare occasions when an image is sought from another source permission will be sought and an acknowledgement published in accordance with the copyright holder’s instructions. Full acknowledgement applies to images published under a Creative Commons licence.

Who we are

Officers 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:

Bulletin editor Nicky Lane bulletin@cedu3a.org.uk
Group queries and offers of help Jane Clarke groups2@cedu3a.org.uk
Membership Ed Allen membership@cedu3a.org.uk
Social events Jacki Reason social@cedu3a.org.uk
Speaker Organiser Graham Bennett speakers@cedu3a.org.uk
Website Julian Osley webmanager@cedu3a.org.uk

Contact us

The Crouch End & District U3A is Registered Charity No. 1178165