Learn, Laugh, Live

A very warm welcome to Crouch End & District U3A, a non-religious and non-political charity registered charity based on the principles of self-help learning and mutual aid. It is open to all who are retired or semi-retired and is part of the U3A international movement. No qualifications are required, just a desire to get out, learn new things, meet new people in the local area, keep the brain and body active, and most importantly, to have fun. We have interest groups, regular talks, and a number of social events. You decide what you want to do, and what you can offer to others.
So, if you live in Alexandra Park, Bounds Green, Crouch End, East Finchley, Fortis Green, Harringay, Highgate, Hornsey, Muswell Hill, Stroud Green, Wood Green or even areas further afield, and are looking to meet new people and engage in a whole range of enjoyable and challenging activities, both mental and physical, why not enjoy the time of your life and join the Crouch End and District U3A? 800 others have …
“The best thing that started in Crouch End for me to join. 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 in the town anymore, thanks to 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 of £35.00 (£5.00 for those in receipt of means tested benefits). 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.


Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings which include talks by invited speakers 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. No need to book in advance.


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 art and relaxation classes. For those who wish to get out and about there are currently groups for exhibition and gallery, visits, outings, and walks of various distances.


Social events

The Crouch End & District U3A aims to offer a range of social events in which members are welcome to join. These includes coffee mornings, pub lunches and quiz nights.



Meetings and group sessions and events held at local venues are generally accessible to people with limited mobility and wheelchair users.
However, many groups meet in conveners’ homes, where access may be difficult. If you have hearing, mobility, vision, or other accessibility issues, please check first with the group convener to ascertain how suitable the home for those with mobility issues.
You can do this by completing the contact form on the Group’s page on this website.

Social media

The Crouch End & District U3A has a Facebook Group page, to which all members who have an account are invited to join to share news, views, images and experiences.



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. No bulletin is published in the month of August.



The Crouch End and District U3A is run by volunteers for the mutual benefit of its members. Members give of their time managing our U3A by serving on the Executive Committee, maintaining membership records, managing the budget, organising monthly meetings, convening and running interest groups, producing the monthly bulletins, updating our social media presence, sourcing speakers for monthly meetings, as well as technical back-up (website management, setting up of audio-visual equipment for monthly meetings), and so on. If you would like to help run our U3A please fill in this contact form:

Your Name

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Your Membership No.


or email Beatrice Murray (vcl@cedu3a.org.uk)