Shared Learning Projects

Shared Learning Projects (SLPs) provide an opportunity for U3A members to work in partnership with institutions such as museums, galleries, universities, libraries, archives, stately homes and institutes. We offer our time, energy and expertise in return for an opportunity to engage actively in research or some other enterprise to the mutual benefit of all involved.”

1. Telling a Story of Crouch End using Pictures from Hornsey Historical Society Archives

A six month U3A Local History Shared Learning Project with the Hornsey Historical Society will start in October 2019 and culminate in a public exhibition about Crouch End’s past using pictures from the Hornsey Historical Society Archive. The project will involve a small group of U3A and HHS members in researching and selecting a number of postcards, photographs, prints and drawings from the HHS Archive in order to tell a story about some aspect of Crouch End’s past.
Numbers for this group will be limited so please apply to join early. An introductory meeting will be on Thursday 10 October 2019 at 2 p.m at the Old Schoolhouse, 136 Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, when individuals will confirm a commitment to the project and to monthly meetings.
U3A members wishing to join or know more about this project should contact John Hinshelwood – or telephone/text 07531866714.

2. 6th Langdon Down Museum


3. Uncovering the Lives of Seventeenth Century Londoners

Petitions to 10 Downing Street are not a new thing. In the 17th Century, people commonly used petitions to make their voices heard. We are looking for a group of curious volunteers to discover who these petitioners were and to find out more about their lives and communities. The petitions are all based on the Westminster area and (thankfully) have already been transcribed.
The project will run from September 2019 to February 2020, with the first get together in early September.
If you are interested in this project contact Peter Cox ( or Jo Walters (