Welcome to Crouch End & District u3a

🟨 Welcome! We are a friendly and welcoming organisation for those no longer in full time employment built around the skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and life experiences of our members. We are a non-religious and non-political locally run registered charity based on the principles of learning and co-operation and part of the u3a international movement

🟨 With 1115 members, Crouch End & District is your local u3a branch. Although the majority of members are from Crouch End, Hornsey and Muswell Hill, we are keen to welcome new members from other parts of north London and beyond

🟨 We are not a service provider, rather a mutual aid organisation to which all members are encouraged to contribute. Its success depends on the willingness of members to help out in whatever way they feel able

I was new in the area and needed to find new friends, I joined a few groups and now have many friends and don’t feel a stranger … anymore, thanks to u3a

” My life has been changed! I enjoy the diversity of activities from short walks, conversation language groups, outings, gallery visits, bird watching and so much more. A huge thanks to all of the conveners and the team who work so hard to ensure that all the groups offer a warm welcome, fun, inclusivity and learning, in accessible locations “

🟨 No qualifications are required to join, just a desire to get out, learn new things, meet new people in your local area, keep the brain and body active, and most importantly, to have fun!

🟨 You can find more about us on our Facebook page or by coming along to our annual Open Day


🟨 Anyone can join along as they are not in full-time employment. Most of our members are retired or semi-retired. There is no age limit to membership

🟨 Membership offers:

100+ interest groups 
a monthly bulletin 
monthly talks 
social events 
a triannual newsletter 
National u3a events 
u3a matters magazine 

🟨 Find us on Facebook 

🟨 Find out more about us from our Members’ handbook and if you like what you discover about us why not join us?

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🟨 Meetings, group sessions and social events held at local venues are generally accessible to people with limited mobility, and wheelchair users

🟨 Many groups do meet in members’ homes, where access may be difficult. If you have hearing, mobility, vision, or other accessibility issues, please check first with the convener of the group in which you are interested to ascertain how suitable the home is for those with mobility issues. You can do this by completing the contact form on the Group‘s page on this website, where may ask any questions you have about accessibility in the Message box